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SEED SPOT hosts program for students

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Do you know any high school students who are interested in business, and want to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs? SEED SPOT is the best place for these ambitious high school students to camp out this summer, and be part of the nonprofit’s first entrepreneurial program for… Read More →

Free Bike Project rolls out new campus programs

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Usually when someone is offering something for free, there is always a catch. With the Free Bike Project, the only catch is that for every free bike rented by a college student for an academic year, its founders donate a bike to someone in need overseas. The Free Bike Project was started by two students… Read More →

How to Tweet your way to new sales

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Sales is all about relationships: Having a conversation, understanding a need and providing a solution. As a public forum, Twitter is a great place to listen, reply and reward. “Small businesses need to be active on Twitter because their customers are on Twitter,” says Bernard Perrine, CEO and co-founder of Twitter marketing company HipLogiq. Admittedly,… Read More →

Avoiding a Cash Flow Crisis

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Maximizing profits and growth while also maintaining adequate cash flow is one of the most difficult challenges a young business faces, but it’s also one of the most important. The old adage that “cash is king” has never been truer given today’s challenges for securing a funds or attracting investors. To utilize capital to spur… Read More →

A Priority For The Next Governor

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Three of Arizona’s five Democrat members of Congress last week joined all four of their Republican colleagues from the state to accomplish what a similar bipartisan majority in the Arizona Legislature did earlier this year: It loaded a badly needed shot in the arm for the small-business owners who generate almost every new job in… Read More →

Entrepreneurs’ group honors innovators

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona (EO) announced its selection for two highly coveted membership awards for the 2013-14-board year. Lauren Bailey, co-owner of the Upward Projects restaurants was dubbed the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Robert Clinkenbeard, founding principal of Integrated Landscape Management received the ‘Member of the Year’ award at the conclusion of the group’s global… Read More →

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 →