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Arizona nonprofit earns award from Microsoft

Earth Citizens Organization (ECO), an Arizona nonprofit based in Sedona, has been selected as one of five publically voted winners in Microsoft’s UpgradeYourWorld campaign. The UpgradeYourWorld campaign was conducted in 10 countries — Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ten organizations in each country will receive… Read More →

How To Master LinkedIn prykhodov

Crystal Washington, owner of CWM Enterprises, is a social media guru. She has helped large companies such as Google and Microsoft harness the utility of the Internet’s networking tools and find freedom from any hesitation professionals have about promoting themselves on a limitless stage. Here are her top tips for women in commercial real estate.… Read More →

Best, worst, cutest Super Bowl 49 commercials

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by in Blogs | Featured

Aside from the Super Bowl itself, the commercials are the most exciting part of the big game day. While some companies such as GoDaddy and Budweiser unveiled their ads prior to the game, there were still plenty of reactions to go around. Puppies and emotions were two themes in commercials this year. According to NFL… Read More →

Host committee unveils Verizon Super Bowl Central

Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee formally announced today that Verizon will be the ‘Official Wireless Service and Solutions Provider’ of the Host Committee, as well as the title sponsor of Verizon Super Bowl Central. The Host Committee also unveiled the official Verizon Super Bowl Central logo, which will be seen prominently by the estimated… Read More →

5 Things To Remember When Asking for a Raise


A Wells Fargo employee emailed the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise and cc’d 200,000 other employees. Then there’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who said that women who don’t ask for raises will receive good karma.  So what is the correct way to ask for a raise? Jacqueline Whitmore is an internationally recognized etiquette… Read More →

WGM earns Microsoft ‘Champions’ award


WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, was recognized by Microsoft as a “Small to Midsized Business Champion” at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The Microsoft U.S. SMB Champions Club recognizes top performing partners that deliver cloud-based IT services and solutions to small and midsized business (SMB) customers. To earn… 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 →

Junior Achievement, Microsoft Prepare Valley Students


Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) and Microsoft announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help local students explore careers in the technology hardware and software industries. Through Microsoft YouthSpark, students from GateWay Early College High School, Girls Leadership Academy, Mesa High School and Skyline High School participated in the JA… Read More →

Local Youth Honored at Digikids Film Festival

by in Events

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale recently partnered with the Microsoft Store located at Scottsdale Fashion Square to showcase young Club members’ excellence in the area of multimedia art as part of the Digikids Film Festival. The program encourages Club members to learn and practice in digital arts, including movie making, music making,… Read More →

Enterprise Offers Free Course for Business Leaders

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Enterprise University, an educational program offered by Enterprise Bank & Trust, will continue its Spring 2013 courses with an April 24 class on “Creating a Marketing Strategy to Build Brands and Drive Results.” The morning workshop includes a continental breakfast and will focus on strategic, smart and innovative techniques that not only build brands but… Read More →

GoDaddy hires tech veteran as CEO

by in Business News | Tech

GoDaddy, the world’s largest registrar of Internet domain names, on Tuesday said Microsoft and Yahoo veteran Blake Irving will become its CEO on Jan. 7. He replaces Scott Wagner, an appointee from private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts who has been serving as interim CEO since July. KKR, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures… Read More →

Microsoft Needs To Get Moving Or It Could Get Lost

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Tech

If you’ve been following the chatter among the techno-literati, it’s become almost fashionable to predict Microsoft’s demise. We see headlines like: “The Odds are Increasing that Microsoft’s Business Will Collapse.” At first blush that seems ludicrous to me. But could there be some truth to it? Not so long ago, Microsoft seemed unassailable. Even now,… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – October 4, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

This week on AZNow.Biz, listen to a podcast from our partners at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University about what it takes to become a great leader. Our tech columnist looks at how Microsoft needs to shake itself out of its doldrums, and our political columnist writes about the upcoming mid-term… Read More →

Tips On Avoiding Legal Hurdles When Starting A Business


When an entrepreneur launches a new venture, the legal issues related to forming and operating the business are often put on the back burner. The natural focus is on hiring employees, securing customers, and generating revenue. Unfortunately, failing to do some basic legal planning can result in costly mistakes, impaired growth, and even the untimely… Read More →