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Wist signs contract with Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft
April 4, 2013 by in Business News | Small Biz | Tech

Wist Office Products, the longtime Tempe-based office supplier ranked “Best Office Supply Company” in the state for seven years and counting, today announced yet another victory in a year that’s already proven to be a standout for the locally-owned and operated retailer. Infusionsoft, designer of the only all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses… Read More →

Nominate Your Favorite for a Spirit of Enterprise Award

Chandler Innovation Center

Want to help honor your favorite Arizona company? Nominate it for a 2013 Spirit of Enterprise Award. The awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University recognize some of Arizona’s best businesses for creating jobs, boosting our economy and treating customers right. Past winners include well-known names like Cold Stone… Read More →

Businesses Helped During Light-Rail Expansion

Light Rail Station On Washington, Phoenix, AZ
March 27, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz

As the Northwest light-rail expands into Glendale, local business owners try to work out the project’s kinks with city officials. When talk first started of the expansion, many business owners were a bit skeptical of their success during the process. But after talking with each other and receiving much needed reassurance from the city of… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise kicks off process

Chandler Innovation Center

The W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU launched its 17th annual Spirit of Enterprise Kick-off Breakfast at the Edward Jones Training Facility on Wednesday.  This annual breakfast marked the start of the nomination process for 2013 Spirit of Enterprise and honored the 2012 sponsors and award recipients. Highlights of the breakfast, according to Gary… Read More →

Recession-Proof Tips from Immigrant CEO

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March 19, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz

Today, millions of Americans are suffering hardship due to the toughest economic downturn since the Great Depression 80 years ago. Unemployment remains critically high, near 8 percent, even though companies and the stock market are doing very well. But the challenges Americans on Main Street continue to face pale in comparison to those endured by… Read More →

California Pools Celebrates 25 Years

photo courtesy California Pools and Landscape
March 17, 2013 by in Business News | Small Biz

California Pools & Landscape will celebrate 25 years as Arizona’s leader in turnkey pool and landscape design at its Pool and Landscape Design Center, March 23, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., 4320 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1, less than a mile from Chandler Fashion Center. The celebration will include one-day-only special pool pricing, a completely remodeled backyard… Read More →

The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders

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Benito Almanza Arizona president Bank of America Born into a family of migrant workers, Almanza is now responsible for all lines of business efforts, community and civic activities in the state. The graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara has been with Bank of America for 30 years, working in California before… Read More →

Molina dazzles Arizona for 25 years

molina
March 13, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz

Alfredo J. Molina doesn’t care for pennies. “Starting when I was a young boy, I learned the jewelry business from my grandfather,” Molina says. “He would take pennies and roll them out into a sheet because copper and gold have similar malleability. Every day after school, he would put me to work on the bench… Read More →

How to establish trust with your bank

Coldwell Banker

According to a recent survey, financial services and banks were noted as the least-trusted industries in 2012.  Despite the fact that the financial crisis occurred five years ago, people are still concerned about the reliability of banks. The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer had more than 30,000 online respondents, in which only 46% of U.S. respondents… Read More →

6 Steps to Selling Your Business

Selling the Company

If you’re a typical small business owner, you spend more of your time working on today’s issues than tomorrow’s potential. That may keep the doors open for now, but what about when you’re ready to retire, or no longer have the will or energy to run your business? As mid to large businesses grow, owners… Read More →

Is Facebook Worth the Effort for Small Business?

February 28, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Marketing | Small Biz

I’m a big advocate of social media, including Facebook, but whether or not it’s right for your business depends largely upon what you expect it to do and the type of business you’re in. Having been active in social media in the B2B space for the last several years, I often compare what we’re doing… Read More →

Purposed-Based Recruiting Increases Employee Retention

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February 21, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Ask any entrepreneur to explain his or her biggest struggle, and you’ll hear one answer more often than any other – finding and retaining the best talent.  Let’s face it, at the end the day, the only real competitive advantage amongst all businesses is the people. Of course, finding and keeping star employees has always… Read More →

Infusionsoft’s CTO Named IT Leader of the Year

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February 19, 2013 by in Business News | Small Biz | Tech

Infusionsoft, creator of the all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, announced that Marc Chesley has been named 2013 IT Leader of the Year by the Arizona Society for Information Management (SIM). Chesley has won the award for driving innovation and execution excellence, including company, community and staff development, through information technology. The SIM… Read More →

Brewer’s sales tax overhaul passes 1st House hearing

Jan Brewer

A proposal that would overhaul Arizona’s complex sales tax collection process got a strong endorsement from business leaders before unanimously passing its first Arizona House committee Monday. The proposal from Gov. Jan Brewer is designed to ease the burden on businesses, and business leaders hailed the bill for its intent of cutting red tape and… Read More →