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Arizona's LARGEST SUPPLIER, DIVERSITY & CONTRACTING ACCELERATOR

Closing the racial wealth gap for minority entrepreneurs

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH IMPACT AZ!

impact az 2025 logo

Arizona's LARGEST SUPPLIER, DIVERSITY & CONTRACTING ACCELERATOR

Closing the racial wealth gap for minority entrepreneurs

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH IMPACT AZ!

Learn more About

OVERVIEW

Impact AZ 2025 is a statewide program designed to aid Black and minority-owned businesses in preparing for contracting opportunities. We provide comprehensive technical assistance to strengthen the operating capacity and capital readiness to position them to attract larger contracts and growth opportunities.

PROGRAM MODULES INCLUDE: 

Classes are held Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 5pm - 7:00pm

OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:

THIS IS A COLLABORATION WITH FOUR KEY ACTION GROUPS

Corporations with Supplier Diversity Programs

Financial
Institutions

Government
Entities

Community Collaborators

IMPACT AZ 2025 mission fulfilled will be sustaining Arizona’s Minority Owned businesses and entrepreneurs by 2025

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Companies

Diverse Companies Awarded Contracts with Corporations (Supplier Diversity)

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INDIVIDUALS

Inspiring Individuals Through Exposure to Entrepreneurship

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START UP

Developing New Start up Companies

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Companies

Empowering Existing Businesses to Grow by 1-5 Employees

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Opportunities

Creation of Job Opportunities

Too many Black-owned businesses are systematically cut off from the capital they need.

IMPACT AZ 2025 IS HELPING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM

We will break through social injustice and boost economic impact through public and private partnerships. Our Robust Incubator meets entrepreneurs where they are, from startup to scale-up, while preparing for Supplier Diversity opportunities. 

Past National Success Highlights

No Need to Start from Scratch, Our Programs have supported over 8000 Entrepreneurs Across the Country and are still growing. 

Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and support! We address the barriers to economic mobility for the underserved and excluded. 

BUSINESS REPORT

IMPACT AZ 2025 is the solution to The State of Black Arizona 2022

It’s not about helping one group at the expense of others, “But we must continue our fight to make intentional, target[ed] investments of political, social and business capital to aid in our priorities of building a better ecosystem for Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a matter of good business, which creates a greater opportunity for all Arizonans.

Quote: Teniqua Broughton. 
Executive Director, State of Black Arizona

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Investing in minority-owned businesses is a key to unlocking continuing innovation, broadening regional economic development, especially in underserved communities, and an economic necessity for contributing to the small business backbone of the American economy.

One of the best marketing solutions your company can invest in is Impact AZ 2025. We've gained significant strides and have tangible success in the community and nationally. Sponsoring companies benefit from publicity and access to new business relationships.

Sponsorship opportunities are available upon request. Contact: Info@impactaz.com

CLASS OF 2023

Charting a Course for Success.

Grow your businesses through an action-focused process.

360 ASSESSMENT

Get a 360 degree view of your business

We’ll start with a visual checklist that gives you a complete 360° view of your business to identify key focus areas to move your business forward. Then, working with a team of trusted business advisers, you will develop a business growth plan to set actionable goals and measure your progress.

DOING BUSINESS WITH CORPORATIONS 

Supplier Diversity Readiness

Corporations are looking to work with minority suppliers. More than $50 Billion have been committed to partner with Minority Small Business Owners. Take part in facilitated training led by corporations with supplier diversity goals. These business training sessions aim to get you certified and ready to build financial capacity and become an empowered firm by creating job opportunities through intense supplier diversity training. It's time to level the playing field. 

NETWORKING

Grow your network and make it work for you

Networking programs will be scheduled over the course of the nine months and will include round table panel discussions, business exchange opportunities, social networking engagements, and small group collaboration sessions. 

COACHING

Structured conversations about your business

Your coach will help you build a custom toolbox to help you take action. They will help hold you accountable and keep you on track.

WORK WITH EXPERTS

Access expertise to close gaps

We’ll help you identify the strengths and gaps you’ll encounter as you execute your business growth plan. Then we’ll help you build a “brain trust” of trusted experts and advisers invested in your success to help you close gaps.

GROWTH PLAN

The proving grounds

After 9 months, you’ll take the lead and test your new skills and network. The business growth plan you create will guide you. Our business coaches and your brain trust will be available during this period. You’ll take the lead, but we’ll stand with you to achieve your goals.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Velma Trayham

President & Founder

Millionaire Mastermind Academy, Inc

Robin Reed

Advisor

CEO Black Chamber, Arizona

Monica Villalabos

President & CEO

Arizona Hispanic Chamber

Ashley Kelly

Advisor, VP, SR. Business Consultant

J.P. Morgan Chase

Catherine Arvizu

Vice President Commercial Lending

Commerce Bank of Arizona

Shareé Hurts

Program Manager

Strategic Partnerships, APS

Jacque Starks

Strategy & Leadership, Advisor

MMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cameron Robb

Senior Economic Development Consultant

Arizona Public Service

Joe Lubeck

CEO

American Landmark

Erin Floyd

VP

Area Leader Truist Bank

Alice Livingston

Executive Director

Blaylock Van LLC

Application

Applications are open for the Spring 2024 cohort

Read Our Eligibility Requirements

IMPACT AZ 2025 Minority Business Accelerator (9 month)

ACTION-FOCUSED PROCESS

APPLY TO BECOME A MENTOR

Impact AZ Seeks Senior-level / Corporate Professionals and successful business owners in various fields to mentor minority business owners for our 9-month. Please click the button below to learn more and apply!

Focused on Growing Existing Businesses and Forging a Path for Economic Growth.

KEY FINDINGS

What, in summation, is the  state  of  Black entrepreneurs and business owners in Arizona?

Arizona's Black entrepreneurship ecosystem remains under-sized relative to the local Black population. Where 5% of Arizonans identify as Black or African American, Black-owned businesses represent just 1% of employer firms in Arizona. 

Black and African Americans have lower rates of entrepreneurship than their peers and have for decades. This trend has persisted in Arizona and the U.S. for generations. Historically, the average entrepreneurship rate of Black and African Americans has been 0.23%. Compared to 0.39% of Hispanics and 0.30% of White and Asian Americans.

These businesses are highly concentrated  in  just a few sectors.

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are in the Healthcare and Social Services sector
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are in the Professional and Technical Services sector 
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in Retail, Accommodation and Food Services

Arizona's Black-owned businesses are, on average, smaller and much younger than their competitors. 

The average Black-owned business in Arizona employs 11 people and is less than 6 years old

In comparison, the average Arizona business employs 24 and is nearly 10 years old