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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

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO
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 →

Phoenix Coffee Company going to 'Shark Tank'

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April 23, 2013 by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

Local entrepreneurs Connor Riley and Samantha Meis, the cofounders of MistoBox, are taking the plunge into the “tank” to pitch their business idea on ABC’s hit reality television series Shark Tank on Friday May 3rd at 7 p.m. On the show Riley and Meis will be introduced to a panel of five wealthy millionaire and… Read More →

Phoenix Coffee Company going to ‘Shark Tank’

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April 23, 2013 by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

Local entrepreneurs Connor Riley and Samantha Meis, the cofounders of MistoBox, are taking the plunge into the “tank” to pitch their business idea on ABC’s hit reality television series Shark Tank on Friday May 3rd at 7 p.m. On the show Riley and Meis will be introduced to a panel of five wealthy millionaire and… Read More →

Biltmore Bank Sponsors Start-Up Competition

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April 16, 2013 by in Banking | Business News | Small Biz | Tech

Biltmore Bank of Arizona, a premier community bank headquartered in Arcadia along the Camelback Corridor that is focused on the needs of the small and medium-sized business, announced that it has joined Tallwave, a lean business accelerator and venture management firm also located in Scottsdale, for the first-ever “High Tide” Start-Up Competition.  High Tide is… Read More →

Enterprise Offers Free Course for Business Leaders

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Enterprise University, an educational program offered by Enterprise Bank & Trust, will continue its Spring 2013 courses with an April 24 class on “Creating a Marketing Strategy to Build Brands and Drive Results.” The morning workshop includes a continental breakfast and will focus on strategic, smart and innovative techniques that not only build brands but… Read More →

3 Reasons the Bank Says No

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If your application for a small business loan has been denied, you are not alone. In fact, only about 10 percent of the small business borrowers who apply at the bank leave with a loan. Although the bank may give you a song and dance about why you were denied, it usually boils down to… Read More →

What’s the Chance a Startup Business will Fail?

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April 12, 2013 by in Infographics | Small Biz

Blame it on the media when people seem to think that their hot tech startup business will make them a billionaire by their mid-20s. Being a startup ourselves, Staff.com is very interested in the factors that contribute to a startup’s success, so we created this infographic on those factors, or chances that your startup business… Read More →