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ASU and SRP Help Small Businesses

Small Business Leadership Academy: Lauri Leadley

Small businesses play a key role in our economy, creating jobs and helping our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering a program to help small business owners and executives learn how to improve efficiency, streamline operations and raise profits. The seventh annual Small Business Leadership Academy is… Read More →

InnovationHub@GoodyearAz hosts series of workshops

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When: Friday, May 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. What: Business Development and Sales Workshop Where: The InnovationHub@GoodyearAZ at the Goodyear Branch of the Maricopa County Library District, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-101. The InnovationHub@GoodyearAz will host a Business Development and Sales Workshop, providing an overview of how to establish business relationships and… Read More →

Stronghold Founder Assumes Control of Winery

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Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, the top producer of high quality wines in Arizona, has gone public in a deal finalized yesterday​ outlining the return of one of the label’s co-founders, Eric Glomski. The founder and owner of Page Springs Cellars and co-founder and owner of Arizona Stronghold, Glomski has now obtained full operating control of the… Read More →

Legal Tips for Small-Business Employers

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It’s Small Business Week, and we’re celebrating. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 97.1 percent of all Arizona employers and employ 44.8 percent of private-sector employees. In honor of Small Business Week, below are six hot employment law issues that all Arizona small-business employers should know: 1. At-Will: Arizona is an… Read More →

Get Started Tucson announces finalists

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Cox Business and Inc. magazine have announced the finalists of Get Started Tucson (#GetStartedTucson) taking place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Tucson Scottish Rite, 160 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona. The prize package has also doubled including $5,000 cash, one free year of Cox Business service*, a robust marketing package from Cox Media,… Read More →

Equal Pay for Equal Work

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President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order for the non-retaliation for disclosure of compensation information on April 8, 2014. The next day, April 9, 2014, the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to pass in the Senate with a vote of 53-44, missing the needed 60 votes. In part one of this article, the Ban Bossy campaign… Read More →

Eastmark to celebrate new community event pavilion

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Eastmark, DMB Associates’ new community in Mesa, is celebrating the opening of its event pavilion in The Eastmark Great Park™ with an all-day free, public music concert featuring four of the East Valley’s favorite bands, local school bands and food trucks during the “Party at the Pavilion” on May 3. Guests are invited to bring… Read More →

Expect to Pay More for Certain Groceries

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With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record, grocery shoppers across the country can expect to see a short supply of certain fruits and vegetables in stores and to pay higher prices for those items. Professor Timothy Richards of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University recently completed some… Read More →

Local business owners weigh in Ban Bossy campaign

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The Ban Bossy campaign led by Facebook COO and Lean In founder, Sheryl Sandberg, and the Girl Scouts of USA works to help empower girls and women. The campaign partnered with celebrities and businesses to share quotes, stories and tips for girls, parents, troop leaders and managers to help women become leaders. The basis of… Read More →

Arizona hospitality association celebrates 32nd annual fundraiser

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The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 32nd Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Horse,” on Friday, June 27, 2014 the Marriott Phoenix Mesa, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s mission and… Read More →

W.J. Maloney Plumbing lands new projects

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W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has landed two west-side school projects, one for the Glendale Union High School District and one for the Peoria Unified School District. Noted for its work with school districts, including the Phoenix Union High School District and the Paradise Valley Unified School District, W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling… Read More →

Tips for Starting Home-Based Business

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Dreaming of launching a business from your home? You’ll join an ever-growing number of entrepreneurs, according to a broad new report based on 6,000 surveys. Sixty-nine percent of all U.S. businesses start in the home and half of them are still home-based long after they launch, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report. “The median… Read More →

$100K Micro-lending Fund Supports Entrepreneurs

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CPLC Préstamos CDFI, LLC (a Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. subsidiary), committed to building stronger communities by providing small business access to capital, in partnership with local valley leaders, have created the Community Investment Fund – a group project of Valley Leadership’s Class 35, to support entrepreneurs looking to start-up or expand their business in… Read More →

Local salt company launches new bacon products

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Local salt purveyors Aaron and Liz Eckburg have been busy. These two serial entrepreneurs have parlayed their love of pork products and salt and have launched a new line of bacon aptly named, “Bring Home the Bacon” this month at the Gilbert and Fountain Hills Farmers’ Markets, and are working to bring it to local… Read More →