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Coup Des Tartes Finds New Building

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Earlier this year, the land where Coup Des Tartes is located at 4626 N 16th Street in Phoenix was foreclosed on.  The restaurant owner, Ron Pacioni, had seven years remaining on his lease and thought his restaurant would be able to stay in its current location.  However, the new owners, The Van Tuyl Group, have… Read More →

Wells Fargo Names new Business Banking Managers

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

Kyle Hanson, Tom Traylor and Jerry Ritchie, financial services veterans with more than 47 years of experience between them, have been named Business Banking managers for Wells Fargo Business Banking in the Valley.  Jim Pfeiffer, Area Business Banking manager for Arizona announced the appointment. Kyle Hanson will serve as Business Banking manager for Wells Fargo… Read More →

First Fidelity offers tips to prepare for fire, drought season

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As the fire and drought season in Arizona continues, the risk for businesses and the importance to be prepared is higher than ever. Recent research shows that small businesses are particularly vulnerable with only 38 percent having an emergency or disaster preparedness plan, 84 percent don’t have natural disaster insurance and 71 percent don’t have… Read More →

Former NFL Player Opening Luxury Spa in Chandler

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David Barrett, a former Arizona Cardinals cornerback, is opening a boutique-style luxury salon and spa in Chandler. In his NFL career, Barrett played for the Arizona Cardinals and then later traded to the New York Jets. After retiring from professional football, Barrett has embarked on a new mission: to create a beautiful upscale salon and… Read More →

What does the Obamacare mean for small businesses?

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Small-business owners who are anxiously waiting for regulators to finalize rules that will define the three-year-old Affordable Care Act remain uneasy. Their anxiety is justified since they are waiting for rules that will be enacted next year and no one knows what growing pains lie ahead. But they shouldn’t necessarily view the ACA as a… Read More →

Two New Tenants Coming to Westgate in August

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IT’SUGAR and RazzleberrieZ will open their doors this August at Westgate Entertainment District, adding even more family-friendly variety for West Valley patrons to enjoy. IT’SUGAR, best known nationally as a novelty candy store, offers the world’s largest boxes of Nerds, Sweethearts and Pop Rocks, five pound Gummy Bears as well as candy themed accessories like… Read More →

Taking the accounting department mobile

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According to a 2013 Bill.com survey, 66 percent of finance executives use mobile applications to approve bills and collect payments on some level. Accounting professionals have been chained to their desktops for decades, but the increasing popularity of the cloud has allowed businesses to access critical information any time they have access to Wi-Fi. The… Read More →

Preparation for Loan Approval

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While small business owners appear to have a good grip on managing their companies, they are often unsure about what to do to properly prepare for loan approval.. According to the Small Business Association Lending Index report, big banks approved 15.1 percent of small business loans in February 2012. While we are seeing a slight… Read More →

Goodyear lands ASU business incubator program

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

When the new branch of the Maricopa County Library system is completed in Goodyear later this year, it could include expanded space for the business leaders of tomorrow to work and brainstorm through a partnership in an incubator program with Arizona State University. During the Goodyear City Council work session on July 8, Tracy Lea,… Read More →

Phoenix firm helps bars tap into profits

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July 9, 2013 by in Dining | Featured | Small Biz | Tech

A Phoenix business’s device keeps the spirits from overflowing in bar profits. Aaron Post and his team at Bar Vision produce innovative bar technology. Devices track pouring measurements to prevent bartenders from over pouring. Bar Vision designs products that improve “pour profits” rather than detect “pour loss.” “Every industry in the world tracks its most… Read More →

Legislative Session Improves Business Landscape in Arizona

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), the largest trade association in Arizona representing over 11,000 member businesses in all 15 counties, tracked 65 bills during Arizona’s 51st Legislature (Jan. 14 – June 13, 2013), eight of which were Priority Bills. ASBA has announced all eight Priority Bills passed. “We have a strong sense of responsibility… Read More →

Beauty School Education gets a Makeover

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Trade schools have often had the unfair reputation of being less-desirable educational institutions when compared to four-year colleges. However, in an ever-changing economic landscape with evolving student needs, non-traditional schools have become a unique path to career opportunities for many. Jill and Burt Kohler, founders of Scottsdale’s Penrose Academy, a school for cosmetology and esthetics,… Read More →

Initiative Helps Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

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June 25, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz

Veterans who own small businesses in Arizona can save up to $3,000 by tapping into a new loan program called VetLoan Advantage. The program, offered by CDC Small Business Finance, features rebates and fee waivers associated with SBA-504 loans (for commercial real estate purchases) and Community Advantage loans for working capital, equipment purchases and other… Read More →

Coup Des Tartes being forced from historic location

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Coup Des Tartes, Phoenix’s longest running and most well known B.Y.O.B. restaurant, is being forced out of its location at 4626 N.  16th Street in Phoenix through no fault of its own. Coup Des Tartes is being offered a 180-day notice as of June 1, 2013 by the new landowners, the Van Tuyl Group, which… Read More →