Together, we will rebuild.
We know how damaging the COVID-19 pandemic has been to small businesses; so we launched the Mesa Cares for Small Business resource hub in partnership with CO+HOOTS. This digital center will provide ongoing relevant webinars (live and on-demand), grant funding to hire expert advisors and vital peer-to-peer support to assist businesses during this critical time.
Live webinars and a library of business support training to help founders and small business owners recover and reopen after closures. Get new tips on how to lower expenses, raise revenues and optimize operations.
Need help with updating your website? Setting a strategy for growth? Reviewing your financials? The City of Mesa will help you find the right consultant and pay that consultant to support you to success and longevity.
Connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners in Mesa. From food industry entrepreneurs to software startup founders, our Mesa Cares for Business digital hub exists to continually help you grow.
Get free PPE equipment to help you reopen. Make sure your employees and your business reopens safely.
DEADLINE: The application will be available until the Program funding is exhausted. Applicants should check for program updates here.
NOTE: You must upload documentation that matches the business address listed on the application.
Tactical experts to help you move your business forward. As a part of the Mesa Cares program, you may be awarded technical assistance to hire a contractor to support your business needs. Need help with setting up your books? Redesigning your website? Getting online payments setup? Our consultants are here to support you.
MEET SOME OF OUR ADVISORS
Felicia Penza has served as a graphic designer and art director for nearly 20 years. With a specialization in print design, she has worked on branding and marketing campaigns for Nike, University of Phoenix and Phoenix Art Museum.
Mario L. Aniles is a CPA licensed in the state of Arizona with over 15 years of experience. He holds a B.S. in Accountancy, and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University and Harvard. Aniles’ experience includes working with small to large nonprofits, community development corporations, startups and established corporations and has served in advisory roles with the Small Business Administration.
Aniles and Co
Since 2011, Tom Bukacek has been helping small businesses generate leads using paid digital marketing platforms, like Google and Facebook.He wrote the chapter on Facebook marketing in Dan Kennedy's book "Marketing Miracles" in 2012.
Kay Transtrum builds brands, creates radical customer experiences and turns technical approaches into a human experience. She works with startups and small businesses to harness brand identity to grow their company.
Tazmine Khatri Loomans
Tazmine Khatri Loomans is a licensed architect with an expertise in remodeling, renovation and working with small spaces. She also prides herself in being a good listener and designing to her client's budgets.
Blooming Rock Development LLC
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Jesus Garcia is a graphic designer, specializing in branding, illustration, UX/UI and web design. With more than 10 years experience, he has developed branding, collateral, and websites for such notable brands as the Fiesta Bowl, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Marriott, WebPT, the YMCA and Yurbuds.
CONTENT DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR
Erica Brooks has more than a decade of experience delivering content-driven art direction and design. Her journalism background influences her passion for a collaborative approach for creating attractive and engaging content.
Hello Creative Solutions, LLC
Diana Vasquez is a designer of buildings, products and branding with over 15 years of experience. She is also a tech geek.
We are constantly looking for qualified advisors and speakers to train on topics. If you have experience teaching relevant business topics or would like to join our advisor/consultant network, feel free to submit a topic and we will reach out for follow up.