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Welcome to your one-stop shop for Small Business

From crafting solid business foundations to mastering financial management, find everything you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.

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 Welcome to the Arizona School
of Small Business

Welcome to the Arizona School of Small Business (AZSSB), where your entrepreneurial journey begins. At AZSSB, we understand that starting and growing a small business can be both exciting and challenging. That's why we're here to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and support you need to succeed in your side hustle or startup.

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What is an


How can I optimize my bookkeeping?


Is it possible
for ME?


How will this impact my taxes?


How can I make it more than a side hustle?


We're also a school of creating confidence & community.

AZSSB is more than just a school; it's a community of aspiring entrepreneurs, driven professionals, and small business enthusiasts.

Our mission is simple:

To empower you with the essential foundations needed for your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you're considering when to file for an LLC, how to designate taxes, or navigating the legal aspects of starting your business, we've got you covered.

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Your Instructor is Dirk Haupt and he's on a mission to start a small business revolution

The key to the small business lifestyle is to have an extraordinary mindset. Average thinking says "work for someone else, put in your time and retire" and the majority of the population think and lives this way. By being willing to adopt extraordinary thinking, you can achieve the business aspirations and lifestyle you dream of.

I believe in small business ownership and the lifestyle it provides - freedom, flexibility, and purpose. My passion for small business started early when I discovered a stark difference between the lifestyles of those with a j.o.b. and those with their own business. Since then, I've had several 9-5 jobs and several businesses and it's not easier, but it is better. With 25+ years of experience I now am able to serve others through small business bookkeeping, back office, and as a guide for those anywhere in their journey from couch to customers, whether you are at the idea stage or you've got paying customers. 

Overall, I am just passionate about small business, teaching small business, and you the small business owner. I also love serving, including doing training for two outstanding nonprofits, Hope Women's Centers and Hustle Phoenix, I love trail running (especially when it is really hot outside!), love love love my family, my wife of 15+yrs, my twin teenage girls, and love life in general! It's a great journey!

Available Webinars

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Start Smart: Small Business Compliance Webinar

Are you ready to take the first step towards small business success? Join us for our upcoming introductory webinar, where we'll cover the basics you need to know. Here's what you can expect:


  • Gain insights into when to file for an LLC and understand tax designations.

  • Learn about the legal foundations essential for your business's success.

  • Connect with like-minded individuals who are on their own entrepreneurial journey.

Bookkeeping 101

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"We have been working together for the past 7 years as an entrepreneur and has been an integral part of my success. He has given me sound and straight forward advice and shared his business wisdom which contributed greatly to my growth as a business owner as well as given me that outside expert look to help me see the things I couldn't see on my own.


In my opinion, he is a huge asset to any entrepreneur and well worth the monthly financial commitment!"


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