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6 Steps to Selling Your Business

Selling the Company

If you’re a typical small business owner, you spend more of your time working on today’s issues than tomorrow’s potential. That may keep the doors open for now, but what about when you’re ready to retire, or no longer have the will or energy to run your business? As mid to large businesses grow, owners… Read More →

Is Facebook Worth the Effort for Small Business?

February 28, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Marketing | Small Biz

I’m a big advocate of social media, including Facebook, but whether or not it’s right for your business depends largely upon what you expect it to do and the type of business you’re in. Having been active in social media in the B2B space for the last several years, I often compare what we’re doing… Read More →

Super Bowl power outage shines light on PR opportunity

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February 15, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Marketing

One of the biggest victories that came out of this year’s Super Bowl was not the Baltimore Ravens win, but the fast thinking public relations and creative teams that seized the moment when the lights went out. When the players were side lined due to a 34-minute power outage viewers immediately took to social media.… Read More →

How Can Companies Collect Faster to Free Up Cash?

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February 11, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Finance

Accounts receivable (AR) is one of the most important, if not the most important, operations impacting a company’s cash flow. As a result, decisions and actions made within the accounts receivable department can be felt throughout an entire company. While the economy shows signs of improvement in some sectors, companies must still proceed cautiously and… Read More →

Spring Training Fun at Kelly's At SouthBridge

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February 10, 2013 by in Blogs

When spring training starts, Kelly’s At SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale is a great place to stop to add to your fun-filled season! Located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, the 8,000 square foot swanky pub offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine and the perfect laid back atmosphere to celebrate the return… Read More →

I love it when a plan comes together

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February 3, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Politics

This is a heady time for supporters of real immigration reform. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including our own John McCain and Jeff Flake, have announced their support for a framework of sweeping changes that have long been supported by Arizona’s – and the nation’s – business community. It is natural that Senators McCain… Read More →

'HOP' Into Sprinkles Cupcakes for Easter Treats

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February 1, 2013 by in Blogs

Spread some springtime cheer with Sprinkles HOP Box. Perfect for your holiday table or in lieu of an Easter basket, adults and children alike will delight in Sprinkles Cupcakes’ brown sugar praline cupcakes and adorable bunny decorations. Each dozen box includes an assortment of dark chocolate, carrot, red velvet, and brown sugar praline cupcakes, decorated… Read More →

An open letter to Phil Mickelson

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January 26, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Sports

Dear Phil, I read your recent comments about the crushing tax burden California has imposed on wage earners like yourself. You said that you might even move out of California. Allow me to suggest Arizona – your former home – as your next home. Though my time playing golf is usually limited to courses where… Read More →

At Market Street Kitchen, Chef Team Puts New Twists On Old Classics

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January 21, 2013 by in Blogs

“James Beard winner” is a phrase every foodie loves to hear. We flock to places where these chefs have made their marks, and if they are teamed with other locally famous chefs, we are sold. Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch boasts just such a setup. Executive Chef Robert McGrath, the winner of a James… Read More →

Public Relations Resolutions for 2013

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January 20, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Marketing

For the first time in years we are beginning to see public relations’ budgets increase. While the economy is slowly improving and consumers are beginning to spend, the real contributing factor for investing in PR is the shift in the way we work, live and communicate. We now see marketing collateral and messaging built into… Read More →

Posh Restaurant Boasts Improvisational Cuisine, Interactive Environment

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January 18, 2013 by in Blogs

Check, cross, and relax. Dinner is that easy at Posh — but only for the bold and daring. I had heard of Posh, the contemporary American restaurant located within the Optima Camelview condos near Scottsdale Fashion Square, from a few people; and each have had nearly the same reaction about the improvisational restaurant — “go… Read More →

Research potential clients online to protect against fraud

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January 17, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Finance

While many business-to-business companies use the internet as a way to gather information on the individuals and organizations they interact with, the web can reveal much more than an  address, phone and basic facts on the products or services offered. Before getting into business with a company, it is important to do your research—and the… Read More →

Searsucker Scottsdale's New American Dishes With A Twist Are A Hit

Searsucker Scottsdale
January 17, 2013 by in Blogs

Only at Searsucker Scottsdale is it possible for the food to overshadow the fact that I both shook Brian Malarkey’s San Diego-tanned hand and exclaimed in my starstruck stammer that “Everything is incredible!” at least three times when he made his rounds that typical Tuesday night. As someone who obsessively watches Top Chef (even during… Read More →

Winter Wines To Please The Palate

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January 16, 2013 by in Blogs

A change in seasons means a change in a lot of things — from the weather to your wardrobe. But it also means it’s time to change what pleases the pallet, and in this case, we’re talking wines. No longer are the airy, sweet notes of summer an appropriate pairing to bring out the best… Read More →