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Empower your business with these tips, maridav

As a restaurant owner, I’m often asked; “So what do you really do?” I could list 100 things I take care of ranging from hiring to multiple trips to the office supply store, but it really isn’t about the “things” I take care of, it’s about the people. Here are a few leadership strategies that… Read More →

Arizona business owners optimistic for 2015

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth

BMO Harris Bank released a study that found that business owners and executives in Arizona were optimistic about the prospects for the state’s economy in the coming year. Eighty-six percent of respondents feel Arizona’s economy will grow or stay at the same level in 2015 (39 percent say it will improve, 47 percent think it… Read More →

Arizona Executives Don’t Vacation Without Smartphone


BMO Harris Bank released a study today that found that most business owners and executives in Arizona do not truly “get away from it all” when it comes to vacationing. Seventy-three percent of the respondents admit to checking their work emails during their time off; albeit 11 percent lower than the national average. “Gadgets such… Read More →

Free Workshop for Business Leaders

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Business owners interested in selling their business is the April topic at Enterprise University’s educational learning program on Thursday, April 10 at the Phoenix Country Club. Enterprise University, a free program offered by Enterprise Bank & Trust, will feature partner James D. Colyer of True North Companies to discuss “Options for Selling a Business and… Read More →

Enterprise Univ. examines Social Media, Personnel

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Enterprise Bank & Trust, focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner families, executives and professionals, announces its spring 2014 Enterprise University course schedule providing free educational seminars on a variety of relevant topics for business owners and their leadership. “We’ve received outstanding feedback from Enterprise University participants the last two years and… Read More →

Tumbleweed Center Relocates Phoenix Headquarters

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by in In The Spotlight

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development will expand and relocate its headquarters from Downtown Phoenix to Siete Square II, 3707 N. 7th St. in Midtown, according to Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. Tumbleweed was established in 1972 with a mission to provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in the community… Read More →

Wells Fargo Plans 410,000 SF Expansion in Chandler

by in Business News | In The Spotlight

By Eric Jay Toll, Senior Correspondent for Arizona Builder’s Exchange | Special to Arizona Commercial Real Estate magazine   Wells Fargo unveiled its 410,000-square-foot Chandler campus expansion to a neighborhood meeting in the East Valley September 16. Arizona Builder’s Exchange broke the story Monday night that the bank filed a rezoning application with the city… Read More →

How Can You Make Your Business More Appealing To Potential Investors?

Attracting Investors
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

The reality is more and more companies are competing for a limited supply of funding, so much like in the dating scene you want to appear attractive and engaging. Whether your business is seeking financial support from a bank, a private investor or a venture capitalist group, it is crucial that you make the right… Read More →

Seven Tips For Franchise Owners: Leveraging Your Name

Franchise Owners

Running a franchise is easy if all franchise owners manage under a common brand, a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) and everything else the contract commits them to follow. So how can individual franchise owners become a team and bring their individual businesses ahead by one name and one USP? All owners and managers are driven… Read More →

Mobile Applications Can Help Business Sustainability

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by in Economy | Green | Tech

Smartphones have become a communication necessity in business. They can do just about anything, from tracking packages to depositing a check into the bank. Business owners and entrepreneurs are embracing smart phones because they are better, faster and have applications that focus to specific business needs. Now these phones are helping companies go green. With… Read More →

New Year, New Business Ideas!

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by in Finance | Marketing | Tech

While working away on planning your New Year’s resolutions, perhaps a consideration for your personal goals is to reach out professionally for new, fresh ideas that make your business work better. We have witnessed the biggest recession in decades, borderline depression, with failing businesses, jobs lost, and homes given back to the bank. Yet, I… Read More →

Scottsdale Area Chamber Of Commerce Gives Out Its Annual Sterling Awards

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Sterling Award.
by in Events | Small Biz

Four Scottsdale businesses received the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Sterling Award.  The 25th annual Sterling Awards were handed out yesterday, Nov. 16, to a packed house at the Scottsdale Resort and Convention Center. The Sterling Award is presented to companies that make Scottsdale a great place to live, work and play. Four teams… Read More →

6 Tips To Launching Your Own Business In A Down Economy

The idea of starting your own business can be frightening with the recession - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

The idea of starting your own business can be frightening, particularly with the recession stubbornly choking the Arizona economy. However, by following a few tips for getting started, launching your own company doesn’t need to be scary. In fact, there are a few advantages to launching a business during an economic downturn. Commercial space is… Read More →

Bargains Fuel Groupon’s Success With Business Owners And Consumers

Groupon success with business owners and consumers
by in Marketing | Product Reviews

Since its launch in Nov. 2008, has grown to become a phenomenon – both in the business world and among people searching for a steal. uses the power of a group to get products and services at a 50- to 90-percent discount for its users. The discounts can be on anything from salon… Read More →