APRIL 24, 2013
PHOENIX – In the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) ongoing attempts to better provide support for small business in Arizona, the organization has partnered with the Arizona Business Incubation Association (AzBIA). This strategic partnership will help AzBIA’s members gain access to ASBA’s abundant resources in the most fragile time for business, its start-up period. These incubators provide great service not only to their member businesses, but also to Arizona’s economy in general by helping new and creative businesses flourish in our state.
“We are excited to be part of the early success of any small business in Arizona. This partnership with AzBIA will help give these start-ups the best opportunity to succeed at a critical time in their development,” said Rick Murray (r), CEO of ASBA. This partnership will allow both organizations to better serve our respective members. The large pool of resources ASBA has available due to having comprehensive membership will work synergistically with the focused nature of AzBIA.
“The Arizona Business Incubation Association is proud to partner with ASBA as a premier supporter of small businesses in Arizona. This partnership will allow many new startups in the State of Arizona the opportunity to benefit from this relationship as they create new jobs across the entire state,” added Russ Yelton, AzBIA President. Yelton is also President and CEO of the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies in Flagstaff.
Business Incubation Association has 22 members including incubators, co-workspaces and accelerators. The AzBIA's goal is to strengthen Arizona's entrepreneurial landscape by connecting programs and companies.
Small Business Association (ASBA) is the largest trade association in the state representing 11,000+ member businesses, and over ½ million employees in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy access to significant group discounts, countless opportunities to do business with each other, a wide array of insurance products, and active advocacy efforts on public policy issues to protect their businesses. Discover more at www.asba.com.