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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 →

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 helps take small businesses global

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) next Arizona Speaks event will focus on helping small businesses go global. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, it is crucial for small business owners to become knowledgeable about exportation and the great advantage it can have for their business. “We already know that companies… 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 →

Dawn Nagle will lead Metro Phoenix Export Alliance

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 →

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 →

ASBA's CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →

ASBA’s CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →