ListenUp with This App That Tells Users All about Where They Are 

by RaeAnne Marsh

ListenUp is a revolutionary free audio app that tells its users stories about where they are, wherever in the world they may be. It uses artificial intelligence to assemble stories, then can translate them into up to 22 languages. In essence, the founders have discovered a way to source information about any location in the world, at almost no cost, and make it available to … [More]

Up-and-Coming Hispanic Startups Are Strengthening Arizona’s Economy

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Forty-five Hispanic entrepreneurs from Maricopa County and 10 from Yavapai County are boosting the statewide economy as they prepare to graduate from Local First Arizona’s Spanish-language business accelerator Fuerza Local. The startups from Cottonwood, Sedona, Mesa, Maryvale, central Phoenix and south Phoenix range from restaurants to photography and life coaching to … [More]

Bergy Bag: Made Up for Makeup to Beat the Heat 

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Make up can be expensive. We want to protect it from getting ruined and having to be replaced,” says Bergy Bag founder Heather Dziedzic. “Also, who loves wiping up melted lipstick off the sides of our makeup bags ... not it!” So, she designed a fashionable cosmetic bag that keeps cosmetics or skin care — or anything that can melt or needs to stay cool — from melting or … [More]

Sinatra: Revolutionary Tech for Hospitality

by RaeAnne Marsh

Sinatra is a platform of software and hardware tools for hospitality. The initial launch of the platform is Sinatra Training, which, being fully digitized and optimized for mobile, allows for a highly engaging experience that is optimized for this generation of staff and offers continuous and relevant digital training.  Founders Adam Laor and Brian Pierce met and initially … [More]

Phoenix Opens Applications for 10-Week Sustainable Cooperative Food Business

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The City of Phoenix and Thrive Consultancy, Inc. are partnering to launch a free 2023 spring Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program to Phoenix residents interested in collaborating to start a sustainable cooperative food business. “This 10-week program is a great opportunity for local aspiring food entrepreneurs to connect and receive training at no cost. We … [More]

Garden Party Girls Makes Events ‘Instagram-able’

by RaeAnne Marsh

Sydney Crimmins founded Scottsdale-based Garden Party Girls a year ago as an event design company that specializes in commercial floral installations and “Instagram-able” spaces for advertising and marketing. “The one-of-a-kind installations allow local businesses to stand out and bring in guests who are looking for an over-the-top experience,” she explains. As owner and … [More]

Peerlogic: Filling Dentists’ Revenue Generation Need

by RaeAnne Marsh

Ryan and Kristen Miller created Peerlogic to help dental practices generate more revenue through voice-based conversational intelligence. “By providing feedback on the revenue activities of both inbound and outbound phone calls, we help dental practice operators close more opportunities, identify the root causes of lost revenue, efficiently train staff and make informed … [More]

Dynamic Purchasing Solutions Clears School Vendor Hurdles

by RaeAnne Marsh

Dynamic Purchasing Solutions provides purchasing services to K-12 teachers and school clubs. DPS helps facilitate transactions through public schools and outside vendors. Through DPS, teachers purchase the items they choose without being limited by the school’s pre-approved vendor list, wait times and lengthy purchasing process.  Cooper Weissman founded DPS last year and is … [More]

OHM Fitness Takes Off at an Electrifying Pace

by RaeAnne Marsh

OHM Fitness is the first franchise to deliver small group workouts using the highly effective electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) using wearable technology through its EMPower Suit. Explains founder Doug Payne, “This high-tech fitness experience packs the benefits of an intense two-hour workout into a low-impact, 25-minute session with a low rate of wear and tear on the joints, … [More]

Terkel – Where the Question Is the Marketing Solution

by RaeAnne Marsh

Terkel is a question-and-answer site that turns any professional question into an article featuring expert insights. More than 7,500 leaders and professionals from organizations like Google, Harvard, VISA, Southwest Airlines, Airbnb, the NFL and more answer questions on Terkel to build their brand and share their expertise. Meanwhile, more than 300 brands, among them Calendly, … [More]

Brightside Studios – More than a Co-Working Space for Creatives

by RaeAnne Marsh

Brightside Studios opened its doors to “the creatives of Arizona” on February 22, 2022, offering a large creative space for traditional artists of all types along with live music, an art store and delicious coffee for the public.  “At Brightside, artists of all types and skill levels can enjoy our open-concept studio, catered to most artistic needs. It’s a bustling … [More]

You Owe You

by Mike Hunter

For anyone who feels like success is for others, that only certain people get to have their dreams fulfilled, Eric Thomas’s You Owe You is their wake-up call. His urgent message to stop waiting for inspiration to strike and take control of one’s life is a message he wishes someone had given him when he was a teenager — lost, homeless, failing in school, and dealing with the … [More]

Setting Baby Boomers Up for Success in the Sale of Legacy Businesses

by David McCarville

Representing a population of approximately 72 million people, Baby Boomers are expected to bequeath $10 trillion in assets over the next twenty years. Today, they are retiring at record rates with about 10,000 Baby Boomers calling it quits each day. These individuals, born between 1946 and 1964 own about 40% of all small businesses or franchises.  In Arizona, there are 50,400 … [More]

Why Do Many Startups/Businesses Fail Quickly?

by Jack Diehl

Across the country, many people are leaving their jobs and starting their own businesses. People may want to start their own business to follow their passion, have control over their lifestyle and schedule and pursue financial independence. However, according to Entrepreneur.com (“The True Failure Rate of Small Businesses”; January 3, 2021), the failure rate of small businesses … [More]

Unlock Your Potential

by Mike Hunter

In Unlock Your Potential, author and entrepreneur Jeff Lerner shows readers how the failings of our education, employment and retirement systems have opened doors most people didn’t even know exist. And, most important, he shares how to step through those doors — where they exist, how they work, what it takes to go through them, and what’s on the other side. Unlock Your … [More]

New Fitness Franchise Plans for 35 Arizona Locations over Three Years

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Ohm Fitness, the nation’s first fitness franchise to use EMS (electro muscle stimulation) technology wirelessly and in a small group setting, announced today that two seasoned entrepreneurs and marketing executives have purchased the area developer rights to Arizona and are actively selling franchise licenses to open up to 35 locations across the state over the next three … [More]

AZ Liquids – Flowing Its Juices and Coffees B2C and B2B

by RaeAnne Marsh

AZ Liquids, established in early 2021, is a fresh-pressed juice and coffee company with products for health-minded individuals. Fares Tarabichi drew on his Parisian culinary experience in establishing this company to bring freshly pressed produce to consumers, and AZ Liquids juices are now distributed in gourmet restaurants and stores across the Valley as well as … [More]

Stenson Tamaddon: Technology-First Accounting 

by Elizabeth Parra

As part of the CARES Act introduced in 2020, Congress created a new tax credit known as Employee Retention Credit (ERC) to incentivize employers to keep workers on the payroll during the pandemic. Through this program, qualifying businesses can receive up to $26,000 per employee.  Stenson Tamaddon launched a few months into the pandemic to aid business owners who were … [More]

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