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Small businesses compete for expansion funds in ASBA contest

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) teamed up with Cox Business and 3TV to host the first-ever Small Business Boost Contest. In an effort to drive awareness of the impact small businesses have on the Arizona economy, the contest will reward one small business with a grant to help them expand. The winning small business… Read More →

Jack Lunsford named CEO of Arizona Small Business Association

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) has removed the “Interim” title from Jack Lunsford and named him president and CEO. Lunsford, a former ASBA Board member, has served in the interim role since July. “Jack has taken his commitment to Arizona’s small businesses and combined it with his contagious energy to bring an excitement and attitude… Read More →

ASBA plans forum on changing landscape of health insurance

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will be hosting a free Healthcare Forum, educating business owners on the changing landscape of health insurance and the impact on individuals and small businesses.  Recently merged, Banner Health and Aetna will be sponsoring the event, bringing ASBA members and guests hot topics in the healthcare world.  With Aetna’s… Read More →

Enterprise University offers retirement planning workshop

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Enterprise University, educational arm of Enterprise Bank & Trust, will feature a free workshop on how to plan for retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Arizona Small Business Association in Phoenix. Designed for business leaders, managers and marketers, this workshop will highlight the specific factors behind a safe and strong retirement plan. Breakfast and… Read More →

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

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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, 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

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 →