Startups Find Community at Perimeter83

by Carolyn Vasos

What’s a typical day for a startup at Perimeter83? Companies, which may be in-house tenants or affiliate members with offices of their own, may start with a “tech life coaching” meeting in our boardroom on the University of Advancing Technology campus for an individual strategy session. Maybe it’s a tough business decision the client wants to talk through with Executive … [More]

Arboles Home Mortgage: Emphasis on ‘Home’

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Arboles Home Mortgage, LLC is a mortgage lender that offers financing and refinancing on homes throughout Arizona, but we’re more than your usual mortgage lender,” says its principal, Patricia Garcia Duarte, who launched the company as a social enterprise last year. “We know that homeownership creates prosperity for owners and our communities. That’s why we’re committed to … [More]

All-Natural CBD Products for Pets

by RaeAnne Marsh

A little more than a year ago, CompanionCBD launched with its line of easy-to-administer and cost-effective soft chew cannabidiol (CBD) products for pets. “CBD is a plant-derived compound which comes from the hemp plant and mimics the action of chemicals that are essential for normal functioning of the brain and body,” says CEO Brad Malin. A 2018 study from Surgical Neurology … [More]

Creating a Creatives’ Space

by RaeAnne Marsh

 Michelle Biely, owner of The Creative Center of Scottsdale, describes the business she founded in 2014 as a co-working space for messy artists. “This is a place where painters, sculptures, clothing designers, hat makers, stained glass window makers and any other artists who make a mess can come and be part of a community,” she says, noting the center’s open and informal … [More]

Bringing Drones into Field of Financial Analysis

by RaeAnne Marsh

Scott Roelofs, CFA, ABV, founded RCG Valuation & Monetization in September 2017 to help small to medium-sized businesses grow and monetize through advanced financial analysis and specialty tax planning. “I found that my opportunities as a financial analyst were limited to either publicly traded companies or private equity. I have always been fascinated by business and I … [More]