Small business Archives

Tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan

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Ahead of happening April 30 – May 5, Alliance Bank of Arizona is sharing valuable tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan, which is the initial step for many entrepreneurs who realize it’s time for their business to grow and expand. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses across the country… Read More →

Working from home is a piece of cake for Tappetite creator

Twenty-three years ago, Kay Diggs immigrated to the United States from the Middle East with the intent to pursue an education, become financially independent and provide for her kids. Diggs pursued a career in medicine, but as a single mother of two, knew she needed more time at home. With a knack for baking, Diggs… Read More →

Greater Phoenix SCORE announces annual symposium

The Greater Phoenix Chapter of SCORE announced its annual event – The 2017 SCORE Annual Business Symposium. As in previous years, this year’s symposium is focused on bringing current and meaningful business information and training to its attendees specifically around digital trends. Scheduled presenters and speakers will be covering topics including: • Keynote Session: The… Read More →

4 tips to help small business owners survive tax season

A new year brings a new tax season. April 18th is only a few weeks away – D-Day for many small business owners who are filing taxes. Whether you are a sole proprietor or an individual running an organized business entity, filing taxes can be stressful, but the process for small business owners can be… Read More →

Tempe to offer Equal Pay Business Partner designations

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The City of Tempe will award Equal Pay Business Partner designations on Wednesday, April 5, for the first time, making Tempe the first city in Arizona to have an equal pay designation. The designation is for local businesses that have shown proof that it provides equal pay for equal work to its employees. April 5… Read More →

Small businesses compete for expansion funds in ASBA contest

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) teamed up with Cox Business and 3TV to host the first-ever Small Business Boost Contest. In an effort to drive awareness of the impact small businesses have on the Arizona economy, the contest will reward one small business with a grant to help them expand. The winning small business… Read More →

Small business optimism remains near record high

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Small businesses are excited about a new healthcare law, tax reform and regulatory relief from Washington. According to the February Small Business Optimism Index, small business optimism is at its highest readings in 43 years, despite a .6 point dip to 105.3. The National Federation of Independent Business released its monthly report that shows a… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics finalists announced

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) named the 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, sponsored by Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at… Read More →

Small business optimism rises after election

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Small business optimism saw a boost after the Nov. 8 election, which resulted in Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, according to a special edition of the monthly National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday. The full November index moved up 3.5 points to 98.4, which is just above the 42-year average and… Read More →

Korean businesses are expanding in AZ with shift in customer base

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When John Chung opened his first restaurant, Gogi, in Chandler, only 10 percent of his customers were American. He was primarily focused on Korean consumers. But that is no longer the case. “Now our main customers are Americans and Chinese. Families, friends and companies of all different groups now come to eat their meals here,”… Read More →

How small businesses affect the safety of their communities

Cities, like the people who occupy them, are living things. They grow, they evolve. In the case of Phoenix, this could not be more true. Although communities change, one need rings true throughout all of the phases or forms it might take on: the need for public safety. Communities all over Phoenix undergo change, one… Read More →

ASBA plans forum on changing landscape of health insurance

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will be hosting a free Healthcare Forum, educating business owners on the changing landscape of health insurance and the impact on individuals and small businesses.  Recently merged, Banner Health and Aetna will be sponsoring the event, bringing ASBA members and guests hot topics in the healthcare world.  With Aetna’s… Read More →

Arizona-based Swiftpage launches SMS4Act! for businesses

Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, today announced the release of SMS4Act!, the newest Connection available to Act! Premium subscribers. Act! is the trusted solution to help individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in one place,… Read More →