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Calif. investment firm takes Chandler Iridium facility for $12.7M

A 69,429 SF fl ex manufacturing facility and an adjacent 2.97 AC parcel at 1800 S. Price Rd. in Chandler has been sold for $12.65M. The building is fully-leased to Iridium Communications with an estimated 10 years remaining on their lease.

Cohen Asset Management, Inc., a California-based private real estate investment fi rm purchased the building from Abart Properties Corp. of Scottsdale. Lee & Associates Arizona Principals Rick Lee and Andy Ogan represented Cohen. Bret Angner with Nova Management represented Abart in the transaction.

The building is located in one of the Valley’s best commercial real estate areas. Chandler’s Price Corridor is home to notable companies such as Intel Corp., Motorola, PayPal, Orbital Sciences, eBay, Amkor Electronics, Charles Shwab and General Motors. The area is served by the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeways with easy access to the entire Valley.

Iridium Communications, based in McLean, Virginia, is a mobile satellite communications company providing voice and data solutions worldwide. It is the only company of its kind that spans the entire globe.

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GoDaddy Unveils ‘Get Paid’ to Help Small Businesses

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses ‘get paid’ anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy’s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to manage their business.

With Get Paid, small business owners can create and send invoices and estimates, accept all payment types on any device, set up recurring invoices, bill expenses back to clients, manage weekly sales and expenses and track billable and non-billable time. Get Paid supports all forms of payment such as credit and debit cards, electronic checks and mobile payments. GoDaddy has partnered with leading solutions – including PayPal, Dwolla and Stripe – to provide Get Paid customers with an easy, one-stop shop solution for receiving payments on mobile phones, laptops and tablets. GoDaddy has done all the legwork, so small business owners can simply use Get Paid and have access to a wide variety of solution options.

In addition to ease-of access to payment solutions, Get Paid also delivers:

> The ability to create, send and track invoices and estimates.
> Acceptance of all payment types – credit cards, debit cards, eChecks (ACH) and PayPal.
> Payments by any method including mobile payments, such as PayPal and online payments such as eChecks through Dwolla and credit cards, with Stripe and PayPal.
> Recurring invoices.
> Time tracking.
> Mileage tracking on mobile phones.
> Automated sales and expense tracking.

Today’s consumers expect flexible, convenient payment options, and small business owners need to offer multiple payment types, while efficiently managing cash flow. With 45 percent of small businesses identifying late payments as a major pain point, it is clear that small business owners need tools to help collect payments.

“We know that getting paid is always top of mind for our customers,” said GoDaddy SVP of Applications Steven Aldrich. “When we heard from customers that they want to offer their clients more ways to pay, we set out to create a best-in-class solution to ensure easy access to all the tools they need to collect payments quickly and efficiently.”

Get Paid not only gives customers access to a simple solution to collect payments, it also gives them around-the-clock access to GoDaddy customer care to help answer their questions in real-time and serve as an always available, trusted resource on how to use new tools and technologies.

Get Paid is available now with costs ranging from $4.99 to $19.99 per month. For more information visit: https://bookkeeping.GoDaddy.com/get_paid

To learn how GoDaddy can help your small business visit: http://www.GoDaddy.com/SmallBusiness.

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Tibshraeny Named Municipal Leader of the Year

American City & County magazine has selected Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny as its Municipal Leader of the Year.

Mayor Tibshraeny will be featured in the November edition of American City & County, which has been the voice of state and local government since 1909. The magazine serves city, county and state officials who are charged with developing and implementing government policy, programs and projects.

“Mayor Tibshraeny proves that through foresight and endurance, America’s local leaders can help overcome their community’s problems,” said Bill Wolpin, Editor, American City & County Magazine. “His story is worth sharing in the hopes that others will become inspired.”

This honor is in large part due to Mayor Tibshraeny’s role in economic development and specifically, creating, protecting and preserving the Price Corridor.  The Price Corridor is Chandler’s major employment corridor and has been instrumental in attracting high wage technology jobs to the city.

Price Corridor is home to large corporations such as Intel, Bank of America, PayPal, Microchip Technologies, Orbital Sciences, Rogers Corporation and Wells Fargo. In the past year alone, General Motors, Infusionsoft and Nationstar opened in the Price Corridor.

“Chandler is a leader in the region in job creation and today the Price Corridor is home to an impressive roster of companies,” said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “This success validates our efforts to protect the area from residential encroachment. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the area as Chandler is now recognized as a premier innovation and technology hub throughout the Southwest.”

In addition to his achievements with the Price Corridor, Mayor Tibshraeny is being recognized for a wide variety of accomplishments including; the Four Corner Initiative and Adaptive Reuse Program, creating a healthier community, neighborhood outreach, job creation and University partnerships and transparency through technology.

New Technology Makes Financial, Inventory Management Easy, Affordable

New Technology Makes Financial, Inventory Management Easy, Affordable

The expansion of the Internet and the growth of online financial tools continue to change the way we do business. With the development of Web-based and online tools, it is easier than ever for small business owners to manage day-to-day operations, track financial transactions and measure performance. Unlike the more costly software packages many companies were using up until now, Web-based tools are available free of charge or for a very low cost.

If you are a still using old systems and thinking it’s time to update your business, here are a few key areas to consider that will curb costs and increase efficiencies:

Inventory management

When was the last time you examined your inventory? If you are unsure, it is safe to say apply the 80/20 rule ― 20 percent of that inventory is turning while 80 percent sits idle, taking up space and costing money to finance.

Effective inventory management can be the key to running a profitable business.

Before making a decision to update pricing or increase inventory, you must first know what you have in your current inventory. Online inventory management programs can do just that. An inventory management program can also be especially helpful for companies with multiple warehouses, or stores with multiple locations. Businesses can benefit from the up-to-the-minute software when multiple people are tracking merchandise orders, sales, returns and product availability. Inventory management programs also show which items are slow selling and should not be ordered or produced as frequently.

Finally, using an online inventory management system that interfaces with accounting software such as QuickBooks makes it easier to evaluate your financial situation.

Online payment options

Both business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies were previously more limited in the type of payments one could accept. Today, thanks to new technology, small business owners that typically accept only cash or checks can now easily add credit cards and online payments to the mix.

More amazing is that, traditionally cash-only small merchants are now able to accept credit card transactions by simply using a smartphone. Tools like the Square and Intuit GoPayment readers will scan a credit card payment from the phone. The cost is a flat percentage fee per transaction. If a customer is paying from another location, businesses of any size can accept credit card payments online with websites like PayPal and Google Checkout. Certain applications also allow customers to purchase products directly from Facebook brand pages now.

Payments by check can also be received online from remote locations with the development of eChecks. Customers can input their check information, including account number, routing number and check number, into an online form. The information is then evaluated by an online database that will tell businesses within seconds whether the check is valid or not. This tool can reduce the fear business owners may have about accepting checks by eliminating the potential for checks to bounce or for a purchase to be made from a closed account.

Managing deposits

Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) is the official name banking institutions use to describe the process of electronically depositing a digitally scanned check. With RDC, business owners and managers can make a deposit by using a computer, scanner and remote deposit capture software or employing a third party. When the bank receives the digital check, almost immediately they can send digital copies to another bank to verify the funds and make the appropriate withdrawals and deposits. This tool is not only convenient and a great time saver, but it also reduces cost and the risks connected to driving to the bank to make deposits. This is especially true for larger companies, which often hire a courier service or armored car to handle the task.

Banks have recently implemented applications that allow businesses and individuals to deposit checks from an iPhone or Android. Checks can be photographed and submitted through an app.

Adopting online tools to manage financial tasks and operations can be fairly simple and inexpensive, while the benefits to your business are abundant. These tools not only save time and money, but they also increase the ability to track day-to-day operations, enabling companies to make more informed financial decisions; and most importantly, they can help improve cash flow.

We’ve all heard the saying “cash is king.” That statement has never been truer than it is today.

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Five Great Apps For Mobile Finance

Mobile finance is about to boom (some say we’re already there). You may have dabbled a little with your own bank’s mobile app for easy money transfers and to check balances. Or you might be quite savvy with Google Wallet and PayPal on your phone. There are a myriad of new apps to help you with all of your financial needs and are great for both personal and business use.

Most of these apps are available across Apple, Android and Blackberry platforms, and new ones are coming out every week. They help with everything from debt reduction, to managing how payments, to investing.

Here are five mobile finance apps to check out:

Debt Tracker

Most Americans are carrying some debt right now, and businesses are no exception. Debt Tracker helps you store all of your debt information in one place, plan how to pay it off quickly, and it calculates how long it will take you to pay off each debt. This app subscribes to the popular “snowball theory” of debt-repayment — where you aggressively pay off one debt at a time, while paying the minimums to the rest — and has tools to help guide you through. Free and paid versions are available.

Mint

You’ve probably heard of Mint.com, as one of the first free and easy-to-use budgeting tools to hit the Web. This app is free and connects your phone to your bank accounts. It helps you track spending, and stick to a budget. The features in both the online version and the app make it almost a no-brainer, doing all of the hard work for you. If you’re trying to stick to a budget, this is a dependable way to go.

Pageonce

This company claims to manage all of your financial data, and lets you pay bills, from one simple app. They also claim to take security quite seriously, which is important for anyone accessing financial data online. Keep in mind that the payment card industry hasn’t kept up with mobile transactions, in terms of security standards. Anyone who accesses financial information via a mobile device should heed this. However, Pageonce makes a point of touting security as one of the best values of this application.

BillTracker

Sometimes you just forget to pay a bill. It happens to even the most responsible of us. BillTracker keeps you in line and lets you know when bills are due, so you’ll never suffer from a late fee again.

iExpense

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little financial planner in your pocket? That’s the point of this nifty app. iExpense does more than just help you budget and make payments, it actually gives you advice on how to achieve financial goals — whatever those goals are. This app was designed by financial advisors. While it can’t quite replace a real professional, it can act almost like a coach to keep you in line between that annual visit with your planner.

Just keep in mind that mobile finance apps like these are only as good as the person using them. They won’t suddenly make you a financial guru or do all of the work for you. But they can help keep you in line to achieve your financial goals — whatever they may be.