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Arizona Small Business Association opposes Prop 205


Small businesses are the life blood of Arizona business, and every day the nearly 500,000 Arizona small businesses struggle to provide goods/services, pay employees, provide benefits and make a profit. It seems that more small businesses would benefit the Arizona economy. Proposition 205, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana, would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana… Read More →

Enterprise University offers an inside look at Generation Y


The largest living generation, Millennials, are now moving into their prime spending years. How well do we know them? The seminar, on Oct. 18, is designed for business leaders, managers and marketers, this workshop will highlight the economic influence of this young generation in the United States, and in the Phoenix market. Topics discussed will… Read More →

Partnership gives businesses access to capital raising platform

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Arizona Collaboratory, Inc., (AzC) and FundMyBusinessAZ, Arizona’s first intrastate equity funding portal, are teaming up to help businesses raise capital. The AzC and FundMyBusinessAZ partnership will create a cooperative relationship that will highlight new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to prepare for and secure capital. Through this alliance, the Arizona business community will have access to the Arizona… Read More →

Arizona equity crowdfunding boosts small business

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Last April, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill 2591. Known as the “Intrastate Offering Exemption”, as a job creation initiative designed to invigorate our state’s economy. This landmark piece of legislation allows Arizona small businesses the ability to sell stock directly to Arizona investors online. This bill makes Equity Crowdfunding available to Arizona… Read More →

ASBA will present its Marketing Bootcamp in August


The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) proudly presents the 2016 Marketing Bootcamp on August 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Business Education Center at 4600 E. Washington St., Ste. 341 Phoenix, 85034 . Tickets are now available at the ASBA’s website. The all-day affair will feature a series of educational sessions that… Read More →

Legislators score big on small business legislation

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Nearly three-quarters of Arizona’s legislators received a perfect score on pro-small business legislation according to the Arizona Small Business Association.  Of the 11 priority bills ASBA promoted, 54 legislators voted with ASBA every single time.  The Arizona Small Business Association had an exceptionally productive session with all 11 of ASBA’s priority bills becoming law. State… Read More →

Jack Lunsford will be interim CEO for ASBA


The Board of Directors of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) named Jack Lunsford to serve as Interim CEO. Lunsford is the former president and CEO and co-founder of WESTMARC. Besides managing The Lunsford Group consulting business, Lunsford has recently served as Special Assistant for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and president and CEO of the… Read More →

Rick Murray leaving ASBA for Scottsdale tech firm

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

Rick Murray, the Chief Executive Office of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) since 2012, has announced he will be leaving to take a senior level positon with Bolste, a Scottsdale-based technology company. “I have had the great honor to work with thousands of small businesses in Arizona and, hopefully, helped advance the economic development… Read More →

ASBA hosts free event for business owners

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Networking Phoenix and The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the AZ Small Biz CollaborMIX on May 24th, in recognition of Small Business Month. This will be the second event of the month ASBA has hosted in dedication to… Read More →

SBA hosts AZ Small Biz Con on May 5

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is celebrating Small Business Week with its Arizona Small Business Conference (AZ Small Biz Con) on May 5th. Officially proclaimed by President Barack Obama on April 29th, Small Business Week will take place from May 1st – May 7th. AZ Small Biz Con will be recognizing the 2016 Small Business Administration… Read More →

ASBA hosts 2016 Small Business Administration Awards  Elnur Amikishiyev

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will be hosting the 2016 Small Business Administration Awards at its 23rd Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon, part of the Arizona Small Business Conference on May 5th. The event will be at the Arizona Biltmore at  2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix 85016 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The luncheon… Read More →

SB-1425 boosts state’s equity crowdfunding law


The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is spearheading the effort to pass legislation complementing last year’s intrastate crowdfunding legislation. Currently allowed in 28 other states, the Reg D 504 exemption will allow businesses to raise up to $1 million without going through the Securities Exchange Commission. This bill differs from the current crowdfunding law in… Read More →

ASBA adds 3 members to board of directors

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) added three new members to its board of directors for the upcoming year: Kerry Stratford, The Caliber Group, Kristi Gauthier, Clark Hill and Patrick Lopez, MPG Automotive. Stratford is the President of Caliber Group, a strategic brand marketing, interactive and public relations firm based in Arizona with offices in both… Read More →

Dawn Nagle will lead Metro Phoenix Export Alliance Buchachon Petthanya

In partnership with the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) has hired Dawn Nagle as Director. Nagle will oversee the MPEXA initiatives, identifying exporting pathways for Arizona businesses. She brings a strong background in exporting, previously serving as Trade Commissioner with the Canadian Consulate in Phoenix and many years in global technology… Read More →