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Where to Turn to Raise Money for Your Business

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Whether you’re starting a new business, or growing one, you will turn a corner where funding the venture from your savings account is no longer an option. So where do business owners go after they exhaust savings and are on the brink of turning a profit? Here are a few alternatives, outside of a costly initial… Read More →

From ASU student to Mountainside Fitness CEO

An idea that came to him as an Arizona State junior turned Tom Hatten into a successful entrepreneur. His company, Mountainside Fitness, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and opened a 14th location last weekend at the Marina Heights development on Tempe Town Lake. “It’s taken decades (to build the brand),” Hatten said. “Now when we… Read More →

Coworking space focused on female entrepreneurs will open in Valley

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Female-owned businesses generate more than $1.6 trillion nationwide a year, according to American Express Open. Entrepreneur Felena Hanson would like to see women in Arizona add to that. Hanson, the founder and owner of women-centric coworking space Hera Hub, plans to open in the Phoenix area this year. “My goal for Hera Hub is to… Read More →

Can PHX Startup Week top 10,000 attendees in Year 3?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When I was asked to help launch an all-volunteer week-long celebration of entrepreneurship in Arizona, I thought: Sure. I’ll attend a few meetings, but there’s no way we’ll actually pull this off. I was dead wrong. In February 2015, the first PHX Startup Week drew more than 2,000 startup founders and employees, small business owners… Read More →

Which type of startup funding is best for your startup?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

In the post-Shark Tank world we live in, it’s important to understand that as a startup founder your hopes and dreams for securing funding are not limited to a one-shot presentation in front of a panel of investors. In fact, if you’re at the stage where you’re looking for serious VC money, chances are good… Read More →

Local young entrepreneurs make it big In business


Local middle and high school students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Ahwatukee Class of 2016 will reveal seven new start-up businesses to the public, at the YEA! Trade Show on Saturday, April 30th, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, at Arizona Mills Mall 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282. The presentation is a culmination of… Read More →

Entrepreneur ditches storefront for something mobile

Andrew Reid found that the T-shirts he wore never fit right and wanted a better fitting tee, so he decided to create his own. Overthrow Clothing is a West Coast lifestyle mobile retail company specializing in skateboarding and snowboarding attire – a business venture inspired by Reid, Overthrow’s creator, having a love of snapback style… Read More →

Girls in Tech to host Catalyst Conference

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Girls in Tech, an organization focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement and education of women in technology, is hosting the fourth annual Catalyst Conference, a three-day event designed to celebrate women in this new age of innovation. The conference will run from April 17 to 19 at the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix. The Girls… Read More →

Win free office space during ‘StartUp PHX Challenge’

StartUp PHX Challenge

PHX Startup Week returns to the Valley next week Feb. 22 through Feb. 26. Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, this week-long Valley-wide showcase celebrates Arizona’s entrepreneurial community. Boasting a different location each day, this year’s event kicks off at 111 W. Monroe, a locally owned downtown office tower focused on attracting entrepreneurial and creative use… Read More →

PHX Startup Week brings entrepreneurs together


After the success of last year, PHX Startup Week is hitting the Valley once again Feb. 22-26, bringing local tech experts and entrepreneurs together for a weeklong celebration of the entrepreneur community. During last year’s inaugural event, 2,500 entrepreneurs congregated across five locations to listen to more than 100 speakers talk about the community and… Read More →

Mayor Stanton to commemorate collaborative work space


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will commemorate the opening of The Department, a new collaborative workspace for emerging businesses and leaders, on Thursday, Jan. 14. at 11:30 a.m. Entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists, investors and nonprofits can work within the space, and its commemoration will be held on the sixth floor of the Marketplace One building at… Read More →

5 essential traits every entrepreneur needs

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

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

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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 →