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Small business coffee talks for summer

Post Date:06/07/2018 12:15 p.m.

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SEDONA, Ariz. – Build a better business. Learn from local experts. Sedona residents who want to know what’s brewing in small business should come to a summer Small Business Coffee talk.

Each month the city hosts experts for relaxed education and dialog on topics designed to help you build and improve your business skills.

“The Coffee Talks are becoming increasingly popular,” says Economic Development Director Molly Spangler. “Attendance has increased over each of the last three we hosted in winter and spring. Business owners appreciate the opportunity to do a little networking on top of the learning.”

The lineup of experts for June, July and August:

June 26 – Emily Griffin, CPA, 25 years in business accounting with extensive knowledge of business tax laws. Owner of Desert Foothills Accounting and Tax. Topic: Why do balance sheets and profit/loss statements matter?

July 24 – Kathie Teal, small business analyst for the Small Business Development Center of the Verde Valley, 30 years in business ownership and management. Topic: LivePlan, an online business planning tool.

Aug. 28 - Chris Doyle, commercial banker and business financing expert with Wells Fargo and Capital Creation Committee member of the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization. Topic: Are you ready for business? Understand cash flow, start-up costs and how to acquire funding.

All coffee talks take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m., in the Vultee Conference Room next to the City Manager’s Office at Sedona City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Dr.

Talks are free but registration is required. Go to the ED training and events calendar and click on the event to access the registration form.

Download the Coffee Talk summer flier

Entrepreneurs are also invited to subscribe to the city’s economic development and small business news list. Keep up with news, workshops and training opportunities, unsubscribe at any time. Visit and choose “economic development” in the News and/or Calendar categories.

Need more information about the resources and opportunities available to Sedona business owners? Contact Molly Spangler at (928) 203-5117 or



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