Credit Card: Use Business or Personal? 

by Jerry Ernst

When a small business needs fast money, it’s easy to whip out a credit card to make the purchase. Every entrepreneur relies on them. Why not, when they’re convenient and easy to manage? But the line between personal and business credit can be blurry. When is it appropriate to open a business credit card, versus… [More]

AR Sky Writing

by Mike Hunter

Skrite empowers users to create their own AR by leaving virtual messages in the sky, giving them the opportunity to “own the sky.” It is the first app to enable everyday users to create their own messages and explore others in the sky around them. Skrites — the pieces of content, users upload to the… [More]

Wellness Scheduling On the Go

by Mike Hunter

ThrivinU is a new app for the wellness community, being beta tested in the Phoenix area on iOS and Android. Scottsdale resident Dara Rummel modeled it after Uber, to connect providers of health and wellness services with consumers. She wanted an easier way to schedule appointments and have the option for a professional provider to… [More]

Key to Connect

by Mike Hunter

EventKey offers a new level of connection at professional events from simple meetups to business seminars. The platform works through LinkedIn. Organizations can use EventKey to promote, sell tickets and do registration for events. Advantage to attendees is being able to access photos and more easily recognize other attendees, facilitating introductions. The app automatically collects… [More]

Return on Recognition

by Mike Hunter

Vistance, new patent-pending technology from Rideau, Inc., uses predictive analytic employee recognition data to identify the return on recognition for companies and to create tailored education for managers by focusing on their individual needs around recognition and engagement dimensions for their employees. Built upon award-winning, state-of-the-art technology and validated by years of clinical scientific research,… [More]

Automated Consulting?

by Mike Hunter

Valley-based SaaS startup ForeIQ has created an app that offers a one-of-a-kind option for modern consulting companies looking to adopt automation. It was originally developed by Fuller Solutions founder Patrick Fuller and his team as an internal solution to automate the day-to-day business management of their own professional services firm, which realized a three-fold increase… [More]

Things To Do

by Mike Hunter

Things 3 takes the popular task manager app to a higher level. An Apple Editor’s choice, it has all the bells and whistles. Multiple windows helps ensure things don’t get lost in the shuffle of a stack of memos, and the calendar view gives users a step up on time management — with reminders, too,… [More]

Outside Auditors and the Inside Truth

by Mike Hunter

Companies and shareholders depend on auditors to provide unbiased, independent analyses of financial statements, but new research from the University of Missouri shows auditors can be influenced and misled by information provided by the organization’s management. The study, “The Effect of Partition Dependence on Assessing Accounting Estimates,” is presented by Nate Newton, assistant professor of… [More]

Bike Service Goes Mobile

by RaeAnne Marsh

The “we’ll come to you” concept now has a bicycle incarnation in Beeline Bikes, a Bay Area startup that has a Phoenix-area franchise operator in The Velo to serve Downtown Phoenix and segments of the East and South Valley. “The typical Beeline Bikes mobile bike shop customer is very different from the typical local bike… [More]

Hilton Debuts Eco- and Pet-Friendly Concept

by RaeAnne Marsh

Hilton’s latest concept in its hospitality portfolio is Home2 Suites, aimed at guests looking to stay five or more nights, and it chose Glendale, across the street from University of Phoenix Stadium, as one of its debut locations. Evidence indicates that was a smart choice, as the hotel has been booked solid since its first… [More]