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Gold Canyon expands into Mexico

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Gold Canyon, a candle company in the direct sales industry, expanded into Mexico in early November. Gold Canyon entered Mexico—the seventh largest market in the world—to build upon its 20 years of success in North America. Mexico’s favorable direct sales market, growing demand for high-quality candles and a large base of entrepreneurs make it an ideal market… Read More →

3 things to know about Phoenix investors

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Business ecosystems are a balancing act of supply and demand from a variety of players including startups and investors. There is a fine line between having enough money in the community for all the startups to be funded and not enough money for anyone to get a project off the ground. In Phoenix we have… Read More →

Free 3D printing workshop for small businesses

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The increasingly popular 3D printing has a variety of uses, and Mesa THINKspot is hosting a free 3D printing workshop to help small businesses utilize the tech. On Tuesday, May 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chris Dastan from Chandler-based STAX3D will show folks quick and innovative prototyping processes for entrepreneurs and inventors who are looking… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

New entrepreneurial space will open in Gilbert

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A new entrepreneurial space is opening for Gilbert-based entrepreneurs at the Southeast Regional Library called SPARK Space, according to the Gilbert Office of Economic Development. SPARK Space opens Thursday, February 25 at 4:30pm.  SPARK Space is a partnership between Gilbert, the Southeast Regional Library and Arizona State University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department to deliver ASU Startup… Read More →

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →