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DigitalWire360, Local First Arizona launch Brand Camp

DigitalWire360 and Local First Arizona are excited to announce the launch of their new Brand Camp initiative, an opportunity for Arizona small businesses to be selected for a brand makeover and connect with local audiences. Each quarter, the DigitalWire360 branding experts will choose one small business to undergo a brand refresh, including digital marketing strategy,… Read More →

4 social media marketing tips 
for small businesses

As a small business owner, you may not have the resources to hire a Social Media Coordinator, nor the time to handle those responsibilities yourself. However, social media is definitely here to stay and, at this moment at least, it is an indispensable marketing and communication tool that can make or break your business. Here… Read More →

How to plan an exit strategy for your small business

Small Business

If you’re like many small business owners, the last thing on your mind is the thought of transitioning out of your business. According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey, 70 percent of business owners said they do not have a formal, written exit strategy or plan in place to outline what they’ll… Read More →

5 technology tips small businesses should know

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Starting a small business is no easy task, especially in this highly competitive and technologically minded world we live in today. As a small business owner myself, I’ve experienced many issues entrepreneurs face when starting their own business. If you’re just starting out ask yourself, what can you do to compete with other companies within… Read More →

Small business owners give Trump an ‘F’ on healthcare

President Trump’s first 100 days have come and gone, and small business owners have spoken.  According to a just-released survey commissioned by Fit Small Business, which targeted over 1,000 small business owners, more than half think President Trump should be canned.  Even more telling – ‘Trumpcare’ is extremely unpopular among small business owners: Only 13% support the current healthcare… Read More →

Tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan

5 C's of Credit

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

Small Business Administration Awards

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

small business optimism

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 →