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Survey: Trump more likely to support small business

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A Cox Business Survey of Arizonans, released Wednesday, found that respondents believed Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump would be more likely to support legislation that would provide more opportunity to small businesses than any other presidential candidate. The blind survey asked 153 Arizonans out of a group of 2,094 Cox customers across the country also… Read More →

How to avoid common small business banking pitfalls

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A Small business comes and goes every day, but what can they do to stay afloat when times get rough? According to Gallup, it is statistically proven that 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years. Because of that, it’s smart for small business owners to keep their bankers by their side.… Read More →

Phoenix City Council extends small business program

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The Phoenix City Council finance, efficiency, economy and sustainability subcommittee voted unanimously, Wednesday, to extend the Small Business Enterprise Program until July 30, 2020. “The Small Business Enterprise Program provides small business enterprises with opportunities to participate in city construction and purchasing,” said Donald Logan, City of Phoenix equal opportunity director, at a city meeting… Read More →

Meadows Bank brings top-ranked SBA lending to AZ

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One of the top ranked Small Business Administration lenders, Meadows Bank, opened up its first Phoenix branch at 2141 East Camelback Road, Suite 100. Meadows has had an SBA loan production office in Phoenix for five years, but the Camelback branch is its first storefront, full-service location offering deposit and conventional loan products in addition to… Read More →

Independent businesses show sales, hiring growth

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Independent businesses experienced healthy sales growth in 2015, buoyed by strong community ties and growing public awareness of the benefits of locally owned businesses, according to a large national survey. The Independent Business Survey, which is conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with the Advocates for Independent Business and is now in… Read More →

Scottsdale expands efforts to support startups

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The City of Scottsdale is expanding efforts in support of its small business and start-up community after being named one of the Top 10 locations to launch a startup.  Scottsdale economic development is working closely to assist local businesses and entrepreneurs grow and develop both locally and globally through a series of workshops, seminars and… Read More →

Women entrepreneurs’ boot camp coming May 7

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Local entrepreneurial women will be able to get powerful, world-class insights and cutting-edge strategies at the 12th Annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter. “The May 7, full-day conference includes two keynote presentations, nine workshops and resources from 50 sponsors and exhibitors, all… Read More →

Phoenix native launches Carvana, an online vehicles sales site

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When Katrina and Jerry Beckham’s minivan broke down multiple times, they knew it was time for a new vehicle. With three little girls to take care of, the Tennessee couple had to find a reliable way to get around. But Katrina Beckham called going to a car dealership “anxiety inducing.” The couple works full time… Read More →

Arizona business experts praise federal budget deal

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At 2009 pages, the political world has a lot to say today on the federal budget deal posted online in the wee hours of the morning, and one provision in particular has Arizona small-business owners hoping Congress seals the deal on Friday and President Obama signs it. The part of the bipartisan agreement making up… Read More →

Phoenix earns a B- for small business friendliness

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Small business owners gave Phoenix a B- for its business friendliness, ranking it in the top 50% of cities nationwide, according to Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Complete results for Phoenix are published at https://www.thumbtack.com/az/phoenix/. Nearly 18,000 U.S. small business owners responded to this year’s survey, including 476 in Phoenix and 597 in Arizona. The study asked respondents to… Read More →

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner earns honor

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Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. has been named the Small Business Honoree of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Sterling Awards. The Scottsdale Chamber announced this year’s honorees at a ceremony Friday at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale. “The Sterling Awards are among the most credible of all business award competitions in the… Read More →

Sky Harbor Named Top Airport for Small Businesses

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the number one airport in the country for new small businesses, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General. The goal of the report was to identify which of the nation’s 64 largest airports have been able to successfully incorporate new DBE (Disadvantaged… Read More →

Phoenix a Top 5 City for Small Business

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Phoenix is one of America’s top five cities for creating small business opportunities and opening doors for entrepreneurs according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The national organization cites “Phoenix’s rebounding economy, favorable climate and entrepreneurial culture” as elements that attract small business owners. NFIB specifically recognized the City Council’s recent steps to improve… Read More →

Creating A Small Business Refund Policy

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Did you know that businesses incur up to $14.8 billion per year in fraudulent returns? Or that 91% of customers say that a store’s return policy greatly influences their purchasing decisions? In a competitive market, a smart refund policy can keep your small business from being in the red. Here is advice on how to… Read More →