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Crowdfunding site connects Arizona businesses, capital

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The biggest challenge for Arizona entrepreneurs today is access to capital, said Dan Nienhauser, executive director of Arizona Collaboratory Inc. To address the issue, the Arizona Technology Council has partnered with Arizona Collaboratory Inc. to launch the Arizona Collaboratory Capital Connectivity Portal. This online platform is the first aimed strictly at Arizona technology companies and… Read More →

ASU honors top ASU-bred entrepreneurs


Arizona State University has been gaining a nationwide reputation as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs. Accordingly, next week, the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU is holding its first-ever Sun Devil Select event, to honor some of the country’s top ASU alum-owned and alum-run businesses. Seventeen firms from a variety of industries will… Read More →

Scottsdale welcomes first co-working space

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DeskHub, Scottsdale’s newest home for entrepreneurs, is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting to be attended by Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. The event, which is expected to draw 300 of Scottsdale’s most prominent business people, officially opened the city’s first co-working space on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. at 4900 North Scottsdale… Read More →

Entrepreneurs’ group honors innovators


Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona (EO) announced its selection for two highly coveted membership awards for the 2013-14-board year. Lauren Bailey, co-owner of the Upward Projects restaurants was dubbed the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Robert Clinkenbeard, founding principal of Integrated Landscape Management received the ‘Member of the Year’ award at the conclusion of the group’s global… Read More →

$100K Micro-lending Fund Supports Entrepreneurs


CPLC Préstamos CDFI, LLC (a Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. subsidiary), committed to building stronger communities by providing small business access to capital, in partnership with local valley leaders, have created the Community Investment Fund – a group project of Valley Leadership’s Class 35, to support entrepreneurs looking to start-up or expand their business in… Read More →

Cox honors Latina entrepreneurs


Cox Business announced today a partnership with Prensa Hispana newspaper, Azteca AméricaPhoenix and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) to recognize successful Latina entrepreneurs whose talent and innovation in the businessworld are helping other small businesses grow throughout Arizona. “According to the 2013 AZ Women-owned Business Enterprise Report we released earlier this year, Latinas… Read More →

ASU launches program for inventors and entrepreneurs

by in Education | Featured | Small Biz | Tech

Arizona State University is seeking aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors who want to develop their ideas into solutions, products and services in a free summer program. The university is recruiting participants for AREA48 (Applied Regional Economic Activity), a revolutionary new “formation space” that provides early-stage entrepreneurs with opportunities to access human and knowledge assets. While… Read More →

Seven Habits of Seven Successful Arizona Entrepreneurs

by in Featured | Small Biz

Everyone wants to know the secrets to succeeding in business. Most agree hard work and intelligence are a given.  But what about those attributes that cannot be taught in school or by working long hours? Entrepreneurs are a breed who typically embody qualities that make up a successful business person. They tend to be risk-takers,… Read More →

Mentor your way to the top

by in Business News | Small Biz

We often hear about success stories that begin with some type of mentorship. Whether it be through a formal program or casual guidance from someone more experienced, thriving entrepreneurs usually can point to someone who coached and encouraged them along the way. Long story short, it ultimately contributed to their success. For small business owners,… Read More →

Real Estate Guru Tanya Marchiol Draws On Athletic Background


When athletes suffer catastrophic injuries, it’s usually a game changer. Real estate guru Tanya Marchiol — a collegiate volleyball star who played professionally in Italy — was no exception. “I was working as a golf cart girl, trying to figure out what to do with my life,” Tanya Marchiol recalls. “One day, the cart flipped… Read More →

ASBA Celebrates Entrepreneurs


The Arizona Small Business Association ( ASBA ) and the U.S. Small Business Administration ( SBA ) will kick-off national Small Business Month in May by announcing Arizona’s small business award winners at the 19th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon on May 1. The luncheon will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and, notably,… 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 →