Malia Battilana is a Business Analyst with the Maricopa Small Business Development Center. As a previous creative small business owner and former educator in the City of Peoria, Malia empowers small business owners to leverage their impact and growth with Marketing Strategies, Community Building, and synchronistic partnerships.
Malia is an Arizona native and is passionate about cultivating lasting relationships in the local small business community. In 2009, she began her entrepreneur journey opening a successful portrait studio which scaled into a brick and mortar co-working studio in 2017. She drove business success and created outreach programs that allowed the build of community-wide recognition of co-working in Peoria for creative makers and small business owners.