The AZ TechCelerator is the City of Surprise award-winning business incubator. The four-building campus, totaling nearly 60,000 square feet is designed to accommodate your needs and provide you with the affordable space, tools and resources to grow your business. Learn more...
The Surprise Economic Development staff is committed to the constant pursuit of improving the quality of life and business in Surprise and the Greater Phoenix Area.
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: 623.222.3300 | Fax: 623.222.3301
Thinking about opening a business in Surprise? The Economic Development team is at your service to help get you started and on the road to success!
Interested in starting your own business? We’ll help you get your business started and serve as an on-going resource. We’ll work with you as long as you need help.
Through the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP), Surprise offers one-on-one coaching and counseling to existing and would-be entrepreneurs, helping them establish business plans and access private and public resources. Our Economic Development staff is complemented by a network of volunteers with business expertise.
There is plenty of risk in starting and growing a business. You can’t eliminate it, but with our help, you can certainly minimize it. Call us today at 623.222.3300 or email the Economic Development Department.
The Guide to Doing Business in Surprise
This booklet is designed as a guide for the person who is starting a business or who already has an existing business in the City of Surprise. It includes information on licenses, permits, applications and other tools necessary to start and support a business.
Download the entire Guide to Doing Business in Surprise
To download chapters of the guide, click on the specific title:
Introduction - Is Entrepreneurship for You?
Chapter 1 - Starting Your New Business
Chapter 2 - Making a Business Plan
Chapter 3 - Marketing Your Business
Chapter 4 - Selecting the Right Location
Chapter 5 - Choosing a Legal Structure
Chapter 6 - Protecting Intellectual Property
Chapter 7 - Securing Financing
Chapter 8 - Dealing with Taxes and Permits
Chapter 9 - Evaluating Business Insurance
Chapter 10 - Hiring Employees
Chapter 11 - Home-based Business Considerations