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Get Started Tucson announces finalists


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

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


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

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


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


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 →

Pizza Studio Opens First Phoenix Location


Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant, Pizza Studio, will expand into Phoenix after signing a multi-unit development agreement for 20 new locations in the Phoenix area over the next five years. The first location will open in CityScape on March 10, 2014 at 11 W. Washington Street, Suite 120. “CityScape will be our flagship restaurant in downtown… Read More →

Cox Business Launches New Suite of Cloud Services

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Cox Business announced the national availability of Essential Cloud™, a suite of cloud-based business applications that provides small businesses with the solutions they need to increase operational efficiency and improve customer relationships. A Cox Business solution, Essential Cloud is designed to meet the needs of businesses in specific industry verticals. “Businesses are continuing to embrace… Read More →

Organic growth: Former engineer turns coffee roasting into a profitable art form

BEAN COUNTER: David Anderson is the owner of Roastery of Cave Creek (ROC2), which has been serving estate grown organic coffee for 15 years. Photo by Courtney Pedroza.

Upon walking into the Roastery of Cave Creek (ROC2), the smell of the organic coffee beans fills the air in the most subtle way. Goliath steel machines — the roasters — take center stage of the workshop. The mountains surrounding Cave Creek are viewable from the windows of the pristine shop, giving a sense of… Read More →

Survey: Businesses Not Utilizing Tax Technologies


GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced findings from a survey of 600 small business owners. The survey explored how small businesses manage their finances throughout the year and the impact that has during tax season. The survey reveals that more than half of small businesses surveyed still use manual processes… Read More →