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Sky Harbor Named Top Airport for Small Businesses

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the number one airport in the country for new small businesses, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General. The goal of the report was to identify which of the nation’s 64 largest airports have been able to successfully incorporate new DBE (Disadvantaged… Read More →

The Anti-Diva Guide to Startups

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Approaching a startup with a diva attitude is a great way to fail before you even begin. To launch a successful startup you need to be willing to work harder, longer and for less (usually nothing at the beginning) than any other person out there to make your idea become a reality. Essentially, you need… Read More →

8 steps to successful payment collection

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Although the economy is improving, collections remains a daunting task for many companies. Recognizing the challenges and establishing necessary procedures can help to turn the situation around. All business owners want to reduce the number of late paying clients and to build stronger customer relationships. The question is, “How?” Despite all the high-tech solutions available… Read More →

Phoenix a Top 5 City for Small Business

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Phoenix is one of America’s top five cities for creating small business opportunities and opening doors for entrepreneurs according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The national organization cites “Phoenix’s rebounding economy, favorable climate and entrepreneurial culture” as elements that attract small business owners. NFIB specifically recognized the City Council’s recent steps to improve… Read More →

Need a High-Tech Remote Office?

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa introduces an innovative new workspace concept designed to offer a place to work efficiently and comfortably. Modeled to support today’s mobile business person, Tangent™ at Westin is an interconnected workspace that features video conferencing, seamless connectivity and collaboration areas. A part of a Westin brand-wide initiative, The Westin Kierland… Read More →

Gilbert Offers Support to Emerging Small Businesses

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GGilbert’s Development Services Department is launching a new program called Taking Care of Small Business (TCSB) which will provide support to emerging small businesses. The TCSB program guides owners through the development permitting process that is required when starting a new business. “As Gilbert continues to grow, so do the number of small businesses,” says… Read More →

Running Wild Films promotes prolific filmmaking in Phoenix

Travis Mills, center, and the Running Wild Films crew.
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July 2, 2014 by in Small Biz | Tech | Video

“I don’t want to go to L.A.; I want L.A. to come to us,” said Travis Mills, one of the co-founders of Running Wild Films, a local film company in Phoenix. Mills has made it his mission to make Arizona the go-to place for all film making. He and his partner Gus Edwards, one of… Read More →

GoDaddy Unveils ‘Get Paid’ to Help Small Businesses

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses ‘get paid’ anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy’s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to… Read More →

SEED SPOT hosts program for students

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Do you know any high school students who are interested in business, and want to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs? SEED SPOT is the best place for these ambitious high school students to camp out this summer, and be part of the nonprofit’s first entrepreneurial program for… Read More →

Free Bike Project rolls out new campus programs

FBP Team Picture (Left to Right) - Lloyd Jones, Kim Sanderhoff, Scott Ferreira, Johan Bender

Usually when someone is offering something for free, there is always a catch. With the Free Bike Project, the only catch is that for every free bike rented by a college student for an academic year, its founders donate a bike to someone in need overseas. The Free Bike Project was started by two students… Read More →

How to Tweet your way to new sales

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Sales is all about relationships: Having a conversation, understanding a need and providing a solution. As a public forum, Twitter is a great place to listen, reply and reward. “Small businesses need to be active on Twitter because their customers are on Twitter,” says Bernard Perrine, CEO and co-founder of Twitter marketing company HipLogiq. Admittedly,… Read More →

Avoiding a Cash Flow Crisis

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Maximizing profits and growth while also maintaining adequate cash flow is one of the most difficult challenges a young business faces, but it’s also one of the most important. The old adage that “cash is king” has never been truer given today’s challenges for securing a funds or attracting investors. To utilize capital to spur… Read More →

A Priority For The Next Governor

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Three of Arizona’s five Democrat members of Congress last week joined all four of their Republican colleagues from the state to accomplish what a similar bipartisan majority in the Arizona Legislature did earlier this year: It loaded a badly needed shot in the arm for the small-business owners who generate almost every new job in… Read More →

Entrepreneurs’ group honors innovators

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona (EO) announced its selection for two highly coveted membership awards for the 2013-14-board year. Lauren Bailey, co-owner of the Upward Projects restaurants was dubbed the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Robert Clinkenbeard, founding principal of Integrated Landscape Management received the ‘Member of the Year’ award at the conclusion of the group’s global… Read More →