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Financial Literacy Needs To Be Taught Outside The Classroom

Financial Literacy Needs to be Taught Outside the Classroom
December 4, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

As the spring school semester begins, one of the most valuable lessons that kids, especially teens, can learn isn’t being taught in a classroom setting: financial literacy. Or, how not to graduate into financial problems. But, aside from the birds and the bees talk, the money talk is probably the most uncomfortable for parents. To… Read More →

Zions opening Corporate Trust Services office in Phoenix

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November 16, 2012 by in Business News | Finance

Zions Bank announced that Gregory G. Cross will open and manage a new Corporate Trust Services office in Phoenix. Cross will lead a team of seasoned professionals providing an array of custom financial services to debt-issuing authorities including municipalities, government agencies and corporations. The new office is located at 6001 No. 24th St., Building B,… Read More →

Reviewing Investments Annually: Review The Past, Prepare For the Future

Reviewing Investments Annually
November 14, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

It’s that time of year again when the holidays are right around the corner, and everyone is looking forward to family time, bright lights and festive attitudes. However, it is also a time for investors to begin preparing for 2013, finalizing plans for 2012, and acting on any last minute tasks such as IRA contributions,… Read More →

Follow The Money: How Small Businesses Get Funding

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Finding the cash to launch your business or keep it running can be a daunting task. Whether you are reaching into your pocketbook (or someone else’s), borrowing money from a bank or seeking a cash-heavy investor, every enterprenuer knows that without cash, success is out of reach. With this infographic courtesy of Bolt Insurance, you… Read More →

Steps To Improve Cash Application Percentage

Steps to Improve Cash Application Percentage
November 13, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Better Payment Application Improves Cash Flow: Simple steps can make significant difference. When a payment is received by a customer or client, businesses often consider the transaction to be complete, overlooking the last step of the sales cycle — applying. The ability to apply payments to invoices correctly can be difficult for most companies for… Read More →

Credit unions grow membership, revenue

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November 12, 2012 by in Business News | Finance

Like many other industries, credit unions in Arizona are bouncing back from the economic downturn. Credit unions, which are similar to banks in the products and services that they offer except at a slightly lower cost, are taking advantage of consumer disenchantment with big banks to attract new members. According to a recent National Credit… Read More →

First Fidelity Bank offers layaway tips for Arizona residents

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November 11, 2012 by in Business News | Finance

With the economy on the upswing for the first holiday season in years, national and local retailers alike are promoting layaway plans to help Arizona families buy something special for their loved ones without breaking the bank. “A layaway contract with a reputable retailer can be a great money-saving tool for the budget-conscious holiday shopper,”… Read More →

3 Phoenix-area companies offered access to growth capital

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November 6, 2012 by in Business News | Finance | Small Biz

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), Bank of America, FORTUNE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are proud to announce that they have selected three Phoenix-area companies for their annual Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program. This year the program received a record-setting 5,200 company nominations from across the country and selected… Read More →

Phoenix artists tap the internet to fund creative projects

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October 31, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Finance | Marketing | Tech

“If my life depended on it, I would die.” Safwat Saleem, 32, isn’t your average graphic designer – at least he doesn’t think so. He claims that if he had to rely on a career in art, the paint and brush kind, that he would die. This isn’t because his is lacking in talent but… Read More →

FirstSouthwest Expands Nationwide Presence with Phoenix Office

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October 25, 2012 by in Business News | Finance

Dallas-based diversified investment bank FirstSouthwest, which has served as financial advisor on more bond and note transactions in the past ten years than any other firm, ranking No. 1 nationally for nine of the past 10 years according to MuniAnalytics, today announced the firm expanded its nationwide presence with the opening of a new office… Read More →

When to form a family office

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October 24, 2012 by in Business News | Featured | Finance

The family office model has existed for centuries, beginning with European families and later adopted by American industrialists, like the Carnegies, Phipps and Rockefellers. GenSpring Family Offices improves upon the family office model in three ways: creating a multi-family office with multiple locations; advising on all elements of wealth and providing sustainable wealth management. Each… Read More →

Resolute Commercial Services’ Foster Named JA Board Chair

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October 18, 2012 by in Business News | Finance

Jeremiah Foster, principal and founder of Resolute Commercial Services, has been named board chair for Junior Achievement of Arizona.  As board chair, he will oversee the 48-member board of directors and lead the organization’s governance and policy strategies. In addition to his involvement with JA, Foster, a Scottsdale resident, is active in the community through… Read More →

National Bank of Arizona Hires New Business Banking Manager

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October 16, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Finance | Small Biz

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the hire of new business banking manager, Ward Hickey. Hickey has more than 25 years of experience in the Arizona banking industry, specializing in entrepreneurship, business development and small business administration (SBA) lending. “I am thrilled to join the NB|AZ team,” Hickey said. “I’m looking forward to expanding the… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority gets new CEO

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The Arizona Commerce Authority — the state’s economic development organization — is finally getting a new CEO to replace Don Cardon. The ACA is charged with creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy. The Arizona Commerce Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday to have a board committee negotiate a contract with Sandra Watson, who was chief… Read More →