Arizona has launched Arizona Business One Stop, an online portal intended to make starting and growing a small business easier.
“One of the top priorities of my administration has been making Arizona the best place in the nation to do business,” said Gov. Doug Ducey.
“We’ve eliminated or improved burdensome regulations, lowered taxes for more Arizonans to keep their hard-earned dollars and created a top-rate business environment,” he said. “Over the past eight years, we’ve taken action to run government at the speed of business and not stand in the way of entrepreneurship and innovation. Now, with this streamlined interagency process, starting a business in Arizona has never been easier.”
In a press release, Gov. Ducey’s office explained that Business One Stop brings previously disparate processes into a single, centralized location, and saves business owners from having to “jump from one state agency to another to access and file the necessary information to start or expand a business in Arizona.” Further, the governor’s office said that entrepreneurs will no longer have to “navigate government bureaucracy with duplicative paperwork, in-person meetings, multiple accounts, lengthy timeframes and multiple state agencies to set up their business.”
The state’s Department of Administration led the Business One Stop consolidation. The project brought together the Secretary of State, Arizona Corporation Commission, Department of Revenue and the Arizona Commerce Authority to build the new online application.
A press release notes that the system is secure, digital and personalized, and provides guided planning checklists, a streamlined application process, accelerated processing time, integrated customer support, and an automated cost estimator. Additionally, the governor’s office said entrepreneurs can expect new additions in the upcoming months to the system including managing out of state and foreign businesses, as well as the integration of state licensing entities, cities and counties.
“Arizona has become known as a great place for business, and Business One Stop will be a game-changer for those looking to get started,” said Arizona Department of Revenue Director Rob Woods. “It provides a simpler and smoother way to set up your business and takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process.”