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Start-up Resources in Gilbert

Starting a business can be an exciting time, but with the inevitable challenges that come up, it’s important to know what resources are available to you. From free technical training, workshops, to funding opportunities, Gilbert offers a number of resources to the community in an effort to foster local entrepreneurship and innovation. 

#GilbertTogether HUUB

Officially launched in December 2020, #GilbertTogether HUUB is an all-in-one business platform that provides Gilbert-based businesses valuable assistance and resources from three Greater Phoenix providers: CO+HOOTS, Local First Arizona, and Maricopa County Community College District. Here’s a breakdown of the resources provided:

  • 1:1 technical training
  • Live and previously recorded webinars in marketing and sales, business strategy, finance, taxes, and more
  • Latest funding announcements
  • Virtual Office Hours with experts
  • A community of local business owners and entrepreneurs

To get started, register for your account on #GilbertTogether HUUB.


In partnership with Gilbert, Arizona and the Southeast Regional Library, SPARK Space is another excellent resource for local entrepreneurs. Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or want to enhance your current one, here are the resources available through SPARK Space:

  • Free business programs, workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Access to the library database and workforce development resources
  • Access to Town resources and business assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Study and conference room reservations are available for free through the library’s reservation system

To utilize the SPARK Space, stop by the Southeast Regional Library at 775 North Greenfield Road in Gilbert, Arizona during their regular business hours.

Arizona Commerce Authority

Perhaps one of the most valuable resources available to entrepreneurs in Arizona is the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). The ACA works with companies large and small, from recruiting out-of-state companies to expand operations in Arizona, to partnering with entrepreneurs to create new jobs in targeted industries, the ACA’s mission is to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. 

Throughout every start-up journey, questions arise and the ACA is ready to help you navigate through each stage with ease. Click here to learn more about how the ACA can help your business succeed.

Gilbert offers a wealth of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs, so make the most of the variety of resources available to you and take steps to move your business idea forward.

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