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Association for Entrepreneurship USA

The Association for Entrepreneurship USA (AFEUSA) has partnered with Hooray Health, an affordable benefit solution that provides nationwide access to healthcare, to provide health insurance to self-employed individuals and those working in the gig economy. AFEUSA serves independent and small business leaders across all 50 states through community involvement, peer mentoring … [More]

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Push Forward During Difficult Times


Many entrepreneurs discover that building a business brings difficult challenges, which in turn require resilience to overcome. But simply having the capacity to recover and keep going doesn’t always lead to better results. Resilience in the context of long-term business success also means learning from past difficulties and, as a result, changing direction to the right … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 5 pasos para dejar su trabajo de la manera correcta para comenzar su negocio

por Edgar R. Olivo

¿Has oído hablar de La gran resignación? Este concepto comenzó alrededor de marzo de 2021 cuando Microsoft publicó su informe Work Trend Index y un profesor asociado de la Universidad Texas A&M acuñó la frase en una entrevista viral de Bloomberg. El informe indicó que es probable que el 41 por ciento de la fuerza laboral mundial considere dejar su lugar de trabajo actual … [More]

5 Steps to Quit Your Job the Right Way to Start Your Business

by Edgar R. Olivo

Have you heard of The Great Resignation? This concept began around March 2021 when Microsoft released its Work Trend Index report and an associate professor at Texas A&M University coined the phrase in a viral Bloomberg interview. The report stated that 41% of the global workforce is likely to consider leaving their current place of employment within the next year. Later, … [More]

The Wild Start-Up Ride: How Entrepreneurs Can Stay Up through the Downs 


The COVID-19 pandemic shut down brick-and-mortar businesses all across America through parts of 2020, but surprisingly, it blew the doors wide open for start-ups. Americans filed paperwork to start 4.3 million businesses last year, the most since the United States Census Bureau began tracking new business creation in 2004, and the momentum continued through the first half of … [More]

An Entrepreneur’s Journey of Risk, Resilience and Rewards

by James Webb

My big career change came at the height of my former career. I had a calling, one that arose from my belief in opportunity and an innate trust in my gut instinct when it came to life-altering decisions. I was 38 and chief operating officer/president of a medical imaging company in South Florida. A physician friend asked me if I thought our company would want to be one of the … [More]

Your Business Can Thrive, But You Can’t Do It Alone


Entrepreneurs and business leaders often have such traits as being motivated, creative, visionary, and highly driven. While those qualities are great and necessary in the business world, they can also be dangerous. This is because entrepreneurs are often so driven that they want to do everything on their own. It’s important for them to remember that they can help their business … [More]

Five Lessons Big Brands Could Learn from Sustainable Startups


Small businesses are said to be making the biggest reductions in their carbon footprint according to a recent report from Changemaker, so what lessons can big businesses learn from these sustainable startups? JC Glancy, co-founder of business formation provider ZenBusiness highlights five lessons big brands can learn from the eco-friendly efforts of small businesses to tap … [More]

Keys to Franchisee Success while Coming Out of COVID


Franchise businesses are expected to grow in 2021, according to an economic forecast by the International Franchise Association (IFA). The report predicts that nearly all of the economic damage done to the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic could be erased this year, and that franchising is projected to open 26,000-plus locations in the U.S., adding nearly 800,000 jobs, many of … [More]

Entrepreneurs: Are You a Pretender or Contender?


The data: About half of small businesses fail within the first five years, and two-thirds close their doors within 10 years. Despite those high failure rates and the harsh effects of the coronavirus crisis on the U.S. economy, entrepreneurship boomed in 2020: business startups grew to 4.4 million – a 24% increase from 2019. The question: Are you a pretender or a contender as … [More]

How the 50-Plus Set Find Startup Success


Though younger generations are driving the American economic engine, that doesn’t mean the best days are behind older workers who are considering starting their own business. Research shows that first-time entrepreneurs in their 50s and 60s do as well and sometimes better than younger people who founded a startup. And one study found that a 50-year-old entrepreneur was almost … [More]

Beware the Pitfalls as You Seek Money to Launch a Business


Not every would-be entrepreneur was discouraged when the COVID-19 pandemic began to cause headaches for businesses across the country. The number of startups surged at a time when opening a new business looked like a questionable move. Now, with things looking up in the economy and in the battle against the virus, even more people may take the plunge and launch their own … [More]

5 Reasons to Take the Entrepreneurial Leap

Entrepreneurs of Success

In 2005, Gallup conducted a poll to see how many people would like to start their own business. The results showed that nearly 60% of adults would like to be an entrepreneur. In all likelihood, most of them never took the leap, but they should have, and may live with those regrets. There are a lot of good reasons to start a business, and the more people know about them, and how … [More]

5 Skills Every New Entrepreneur Needs (and How to Get Them)

Entrepreneurs of Success

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the country. Many of them are started by entrepreneurs who have an idea or a dream but may not necessarily know what it takes to start or keep a business going. The good news is that the skills needed to do just that can be learned along the way. Taking the time to learn what … [More]

City of Phoenix and CO+HOOTS Partner to Support Small Business Affected by Pandemic


CO+HOOTS, a globally-recognized entrepreneur support organization, is announcing that its robust digital educational and technical assistance platform called HUUB will now be available to Phoenix-based small businesses and entrepreneurs. The City of Phoenix’s partnership with CO+HOOTS further supplants Phoenix’s commitment to revitalize and strengthen its small business … [More]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship


As COVID-19 causes layoffs and extends uncertainty about employment in 2021, many people are considering new options, reinventing themselves, or trying to decide whether working for themselves is more desirable than finding another 9-to-5 job that might not last. Entrepreneurship brings a lot of freedom, responsibility, and risks, and before people commit to taking that big … [More]

Founders of Axosoft Plan $10 Million Investment in Arizona Startups

AZ Disruptors

Axosoft founders Hamid & Lawdan Shojaee have announced plans to make a $10 million investment in Arizona startups, especially in their early stages of development. Hamid has also announced a revamp of the AZ TechBeat website and the launch of his new podcast, AZ Tech Podcast. AZ Tech Beat is committed to being a trustworthy and reliable site for the latest Arizona tech … [More]

Nearly 60% of Startup Founders Say Operating Costs are Their Top Spending Priority in the First Quarter


While the long-term economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, the remote work period has forced startups to adjust their spending priorities, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform. Starting a business during a pandemic may sound risky, but over 3.2 million applications for employer identification numbers have been received … [More]

Heidi’s Village Provides a ‘Pawsitive Day’ for Cats and Dogs 

by Mike Hunter

An animal shelter and veterinary clinic that’s the first of its kind in Arizona, the recently opened Heidi’s Village is an animal welfare organization that partners with the chronically overburdened existing animal shelters and rescue organizations to provide temporary boarding for dogs and cats when their space and resources are limited. Medical intervention, grooming, … [More]

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