Author Archives: Rebecca Larsen


Momentum builds to soften accounting standards for private companies

Financial Statements
January 10, 2013 by in Business News | Economy

Private companies say they need to stop being treated like public companies. And now the accounting world has begun to listen to their complaints. The debate about whether to soften accounting standards for private companies has gone on for years, but this time it seems to be moving toward action, although slowly. But this past… Read More →

Homebuyers Bounce Back

homebuyers - Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012

The rules have changed a bit, but it’s still a perfect time to purchase a home. If you have good credit and a good job history and can put money down for a house, it’s a great time to buy, say experts in real estate and finance. In fact, the sooner the better, because it… Read More →

Social Media: Turning Tweets Into Tourists

social media tweet bird

Used correctly, social media can pay off for the hospitality industry Over the holidays, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge built a giant village out of 800 pounds of gingerbread and 250 pounds of chocolate to display in its lobby. For four weeks, the cookie town was posted on the JW Facebook page and fans were… Read More →

Medical Technology: Increasing Longevity, Healthcare Costs

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Advances in technology are great, experts agree, but costs need to mimic the rest of the economy. As Arizona enters its second century and health care costs soar, we can’t help but ask: Has the technology that helps us live longer become too costly? Are we living too long? And who will pay for the… Read More →

Affordable Patient Care Act May Cause Businesses To Drop Healthcare Insurance

Affordable Patient Care Act - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Although most small businesses in Arizona aren’t dropping their healthcare insurance plans right now, some are thinking about doing it when the Obama administration’s Affordable Patient Care Act is fully implemented in 2014. Meanwhile, many small business owners are also looking for new plans that will save them money, but may also slash benefits for… Read More →