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5 essential traits every entrepreneur needs

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Entrepreneurship remains alive and well in America with thousands of people starting new businesses each year. But the success of those businesses is another matter. About half will fail in their first five years, according to Gallup. So why do some new businesses go belly up after a short existence while others prosper? “Often it… Read More →

Jen of all trades: Scottsdale designer puts heart into homes

Courtesy of Jennifer Adams

In order to understand how Scottsdale designer Jennifer Adams transformed her life of cleaning houses, teaching aerobics and being a receptionist to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you would need to trace her journey all the way back to home. “I realized at an early age the power of home and what you do to your… Read More →

Parsons Acquires Scottsdale-based Martz Agency


Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons today announced the acquisition of Martz Agency by MP Agency, L.L.C., an organization owned by Parsons. The award-winning Scottsdale based marketing and public relations firm, which will be renamed Martz Parsons, will bring creative firepower to Parsons’ growing portfolio of businesses. Parsons has said that by looking at and… Read More →

SimonCRE, One Stop Voice Relocate to Scottsdale

by in Newsmakers

SimonCRE and One Stop Voice, headed by Scottsdale entrepreneur Joshua Simon, moved into a larger office space this month at a location at Scottsdale and Chaparral roads. The new office space more than doubles the square footage giving some much needed breathing room for the expanding businesses. The purposeful timing of the move capitalizes on market… Read More →

Tucson Law Firm Launches Phoenix Office at Arcadia Gateway Center

4222 E Thomas Road
by in Finance & RE Law | Newsmakers

Zanes Law, a 10-year highly successful firm in Southern Arizona, selected the 90,000-square-foot Arcadia Gateway Center, 4222 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix, for its first office in the Valley. Serving personal injury clients, the firm is led by Doug Zanes, an Arizona injury lawyer, and Claudia Zanes, the CEO. “We chose a location that was… Read More →

10 Wealthiest Entrepreneurs of All Time

by in Featured

An entrepreneur is not an ordinary person. If you plan to organize and operate a business, you are taking a financial risk to do so — as well as personal risks and an investment in time and effort. But, sometimes the risks and investments pay off, as shown by this list of the ten wealthiest… Read More →

Suns Co-Owner Shares Keys to Happiness

Mayor Elaine Scruggs
by in Featured

In his years as a successful entrepreneur creating and selling corporations to the likes of Coca-Cola and Kimberly-Clark, Richard Jaffe, one of the owners of the Phoenix Suns, found a few constants to guide him in business and in life. “Love myself; live my values, and learn to give back,” says Jaffe, who gained respect… Read More →

Purposed-Based Recruiting Increases Employee Retention

by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Ask any entrepreneur to explain his or her biggest struggle, and you’ll hear one answer more often than any other – finding and retaining the best talent.  Let’s face it, at the end the day, the only real competitive advantage amongst all businesses is the people. Of course, finding and keeping star employees has always… Read More →

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Begins on 2 Medical Office Buildings in Mesa

Broadway Health Center, 6550 Broadway, Mesa
by in Business News | Construction

  Renovations have begun on Baywood Health Center and Broadway Health Center, two, 2-story medical office buildings in Mesa across the street from Banner Baywood Hospital. Archway Holdings Corp. of Beverly Hills, Calif., which purchased the properties in February 2012, is implementing significant exterior and interior upgrades. Improvements to the properties include a complete redesign… Read More →

S.T.A.R.S. Receives Gold Best in Biz Award

by in Business News | Healthcare

Sleep Testing and Respiratory Services (S.T.A.R.S.) received top honors in this year’s Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The company’s Director of Human Resources, Kara Chase, was honored with a Gold Best in Biz Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year.… Read More →

12/12/12 Deals At Mane Attraction Salon

Mane Attraction Salon logo
by in Events | Style

One time only, on a day that happens only once every 100 years, Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix is offering the following three specials: Book your next hair appointment for Wednesday, December 12 at Mane Attraction, and receive $12 off — whether it be a haircut, color or style. For those who haven’t booked an… Read More →

CRA Receives Gold Best in Biz Award

Orvin & Drake

Clinical Research Advantage (CRA) received top honors in this year’s Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. CRA received the Gold Award for Business Development Department of the Year. Casey Orvin, Vice President of Business Development, and Amanda Drake, Director of Business Development,… Read More →

Scottsdale Entrepreneur Launches FreedomRefined.com

Scottsdale entrepreneur Candyce Henry, an Arizona resident and former vice president of AT&T before continuing her career at Hewlett-Packard and American Express, found herself increasingly disenchanted by the lack of comprehensive retail outlets offering senior products to aid her mother and other family members. After extensive research of the market, Henry was compelled to found… Read More →

Consulting Expert Sheds Light On New Hiring Trend

hiring trend - contracted worker

An important hiring trend underway right now isn’t getting much attention in the news. Companies both large and small are riding the economic recovery wave by filling mid- to high-level positions with contract employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, no fewer than half of all the professional jobs added in the past quarter… Read More →