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Are there any Veteran Small Business resources available in Southern Arizona? (cochise county)


Devon Hill Sierra Vista, AZ

Hey! I'm going to tell you a little bit about an idea I have, and then request advice or connections in relation to the idea.


My name is Dev. I'm a recently seperated veteran and I'm looking to start a business. My ulitmate goal is to develop and implement projects, programs, prodcuts and technolgies dedicated to helping people live a more holistically healthy life. With a strong focus on psycology and AI Technologies.

I dubbed the iniative Project EARTHWISE (Ethical AI Research for a Trancendant, Harmonious and Inclusive Society). I've outlined about 10 key elements that range from creating a "ethics certification system" to public awareness campagins, as well as developing action plans for each element. I've given thought and done research on how to secure funding as well as how to defend the inative during is formation.

I would like to know:
-is anyone interested in becoming a part of the project? (to share ideas or network)
-are there any networking oppurtunites related to AI Tech, or business development in Southern AZ? (cochise county)
-are the any resources available to low income, recently seperated, minority or disabled veterans needing help with the cost of living admist our current economy?
-does anyone have experience or plans in a similar field?

You can respond here, or send me an email directly. (

26 January 2024 2 replies Small Business



Lowell Sandoval Seattle, WA


In Cochise County, Southern Arizona, there are several resources available for veterans interested in starting or developing small businesses:

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services:
This department is actively involved in helping veterans start their own small businesses or franchises. They focus on leveraging the skills veterans acquire in the military, such as team management and operational efficiency, which are highly valuable in the business world. They collaborate with the local business community to create veteran-specific programs.

Cochise College Small Business Development Center (SBDC):
Located in Sierra Vista, this center is part of the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network. It offers a wide range of services to assist small businesses at every stage of development. These services include one-on-one business counseling, market feasibility and research, marketing strategy development, financial projections development, SBA loan assistance, business assessment, and more. They also have special initiatives for veterans, clean technology, and government contracting.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
The SBA provides a variety of online courses and resources to help start and run your business. This includes the SBA Learning Center, which offers various courses, and access to information about small business concerns, competitive enterprise, and the overall economy.

I hope this is helpful.

Lowell, CEO, spgFix LLC

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