April 2024 Guest Editor RaeAnne Marsh, In Business Magazine

Capital Connections

from RaeAnne Marsh

Capital is recognized as the essential foundation of business. But even more basic is access to capital. And to knowledgeable counsel on achieving that access and making the most of financial opportunity that goes with it.

This month’s cover story looks at sources of capital from several different angles — including types of funding programs and financial institutions as well as how businesses in our community can work with those institutions and how those institutions like to work with businesses.

Decision makers at many of the funding institutions in our community helped provide a wealth of information, insights and tips. We’ve organized that abundance into six parts, with Part I published in the print edition, focused on various “Loans, Grants and Investment.” How to evaluate options and the value of relationships are among the topics that fill out the feature at www.inbusinessphx.com in parts II through VI.

Cost is at the heart of this month’s feature article “Let’s Make Layoffs Rare Again.” Dan Adams discusses short-term vs. long-term effects and factor in a variety of aspects that have their own impact on a business’s bottom line.

Supply chain has been a focal topic of economic news since the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie Mauer and Aaron Schepler give us an in-depth and eye-opening journey in that space in their Legal feature “Legal Implications of the Shipping Disruptions in the Red Sea.”

Graham Johnson starts a two-part Healthcare article this month on mental health, starting with a focus on the bottom-line impacts of mental illness in the workplace, to be followed next month with tips for business leaders to build mental health awareness and support into the company culture.

Best-selling author Sharon Lechter (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) shares advice “Thriving in the Fast Lane: Essential Healthy Habits for Young Professionals to Beat Hustle Culture,” which works also as a healthy reminder for professionals at any stage of their career.

Among such regular monthly departments as Startups and Technology is By the Numbers, which this month presents the results of a study on boredom in the workplace. And this month, In Business Magazine presents our annual Business Healthcare Services Guide as a resource for businesses in our community.

Every month is a new opportunity to learn, and we appreciate the contributors who share their expertise so that we can bring you another edition In Business Magazine focused on strengthening our business community.


RaeAnne Marsh
In Business Magazine

RaeAnne Marsh became editorial director of Phoenix-based InMedia Company in 2010 and helped launch Valley-wide business resource In Business Magazine. Her journalism career began more than 20 years ago, when she left California and 12 years of teaching to transplant in Phoenix’s vibrant entrepreneurial environment.

Holding the magazine to strong editorial standards, she says, “New businesses are founded, out-of-staters bring new strengths, established businesses evolve and expand — all of which contributes to the dynamic vitality that I see as the mission of In Business Magazine to be the voice of and vehicle to nurture, in each monthly edition.” 

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