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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