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ASBA’s CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →

ASBA's CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →

ASU launches program for inventors and entrepreneurs

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May 24, 2013 by in Education | Featured | Small Biz | Tech

Arizona State University is seeking aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors who want to develop their ideas into solutions, products and services in a free summer program. The university is recruiting participants for AREA48 (Applied Regional Economic Activity), a revolutionary new “formation space” that provides early-stage entrepreneurs with opportunities to access human and knowledge assets. While… Read More →

Small Business Big Target – Crime Infographic

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Did you know that small businesses are 35 times more likely to be a victim of crime? Or that $656,982,032 worth of office equipment is stolen annually? Despite the amount of money larger businesses make, the size and security measures taken may be intimidating to a white collar thief. Small businesses often make the best… Read More →

Tax reform aims to help small businesses

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During the State of the Union address, President Obama said that tax reform is a key issue for small businesses today. Specifically, the president stressed that many small businesses are overwhelmed with administrative tasks associated with tax filing and deserve the opportunity to focus on strategic areas of their business that could help them grow… Read More →

10 Things Every Customer Wants

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May 16, 2013 by in Featured | Marketing | Small Biz

Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group, customers tend to buy from sellers who are superlative at the following tasks: 1. Bring New Perspectives and Ideas If customers could diagnose their own problems and come up with workable solutions on their own,… Read More →

Frutkin Publishes Equity Crowdfunding book

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There has been widespread recognition of the emerging power of crowdfunding, the online phenomenon that provided more than $10 million for iPhone-compatible watch creator Pebble and $5.7 million for the upcoming Veronica Mars movie. Valley Attorney Jonathan Frutkin of The Frutkin Law Firm recently published a new book about this new source of finance, known… Read More →

Phoenix Public Market boosts micro-businesses

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Micro businesses may be small, but they pack a big punch. Though defined as businesses with less than five employees, www.microexec.com reports that micro firms “represent a staggering 99.7percent of all the employer firms in the country.”  That means more than half of all private-sector employees work for micro firms which pay “44 percent of… Read More →

Brewer Declares May 'Arizona Small Business Month'

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Arizona State Governor Janice K. Brewer approved the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) proclamation to declare May 2013 “Arizona Small Business Month.” The proclamation will be presented at ASBA’s 1st Annual Arizona Small Business Conference on May 16 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale during the “State of Small Business Breakfast.” Speaking at the State… Read More →

Brewer Declares May ‘Arizona Small Business Month’

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Arizona State Governor Janice K. Brewer approved the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) proclamation to declare May 2013 “Arizona Small Business Month.” The proclamation will be presented at ASBA’s 1st Annual Arizona Small Business Conference on May 16 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale during the “State of Small Business Breakfast.” Speaking at the State… Read More →

BioAccel Challenges Entrepreneurs to Solve Healthcare Problems

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BioAccel, a 501(c)3 non-profit and Arizona’s premier resource for healthcare innovation, is announcing the BioAccel Solutions Challenge to solve medical and health delivery problems in Arizona, stimulate new company formation and increase investment in the industry. BioAccel will publicly release a vetted list of key healthcare problems, or “needs,” identified by industry practitioners and leaders,… Read More →

Cox Business unveils faster Internet speeds

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April 30, 2013 by in Business News | Small Biz | Tech

Cox Business announced that 150Mbps/20Mbps download/upload speeds are available for small- and medium-sized businesses requiring a super-fast connection to the Internet to serve their customers. In Arizona, this level of connectivity is only available from Cox Business. “Our business clients want faster, secure Internet access that improves office efficiency and reduces administrative costs. We’re providing… Read More →

Small Businesses Slowly Increasing Economic Activity

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April 29, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Small Biz

Small business owners are showing a willingness to hire more employees amidst signs of expanding business activity, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey released today by Insperity, Inc., a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses.  More than 40 percent of respondents say they are adding employees,… Read More →

How to improve your collections efforts

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Collections may not be every business owner’s favorite task however, maintaining an effective collection strategy is essential to running a successful business. Traditionally, collection departments focus on the clients with the most dated debt, as opposed to the clients with newly formed debt. This strategy may seem logical, but resourceful collection companies and departments should… Read More →