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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 →

Stone Grindz Chocolate becomes sweet local business

Chocolate. It can be found almost anywhere – from convenience stores to the movie theater. Where did that chocolate come from? How it was made? What it was made with? Kasey McCaslin is a local chocolatier who says she believes these questions matter. It began with a love of food and nutrition. McCaslin teamed up… Read More →

Arizona Small Business Association opposes Prop 205

Small businesses are the life blood of Arizona business, and every day the nearly 500,000 Arizona small businesses struggle to provide goods/services, pay employees, provide benefits and make a profit. It seems that more small businesses would benefit the Arizona economy. Proposition 205, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana, would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana… Read More →

Partnership gives businesses access to capital raising platform

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Arizona Collaboratory, Inc., (AzC) and FundMyBusinessAZ, Arizona’s first intrastate equity funding portal, are teaming up to help businesses raise capital. The AzC and FundMyBusinessAZ partnership will create a cooperative relationship that will highlight new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to prepare for and secure capital. Through this alliance, the Arizona business community will have access to the Arizona… Read More →

Arizona equity crowdfunding boosts small business

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Last April, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill 2591. Known as the “Intrastate Offering Exemption”, as a job creation initiative designed to invigorate our state’s economy. This landmark piece of legislation allows Arizona small businesses the ability to sell stock directly to Arizona investors online. This bill makes Equity Crowdfunding available to Arizona… Read More →

ASBA will present its Marketing Bootcamp in August

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) proudly presents the 2016 Marketing Bootcamp on August 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Business Education Center at 4600 E. Washington St., Ste. 341 Phoenix, 85034 . Tickets are now available at the ASBA’s website. The all-day affair will feature a series of educational sessions that… Read More →