Bytes: September 2012

by Mike Hunter

Get a Free Website

Google, SCORE, Arizona Small Business Development Centers Network and Intuit are behind the effort to get Arizona’s small businesses online. Free the first year, get a simple website to draw business. According to their website, 56 percent of small businesses in Arizona do not have a website yet 97 percent of Internet users look online for local products and services.

ACA Small Business Services Online

The Arizona Commerce Authority offers a step-by-step online service to “start, operate and grow a business.” Designed to help businesses not miss a step in complying, licensing and discovering opportunity, the ACA site includes agency contacts to state-wide resources.

Pinterest for Business

Both and are “business building” by “pinning” stories that teach how to build business through Pinterest. Tips, sample Pinterest posts and more make up these pin-partners to the latest social media craze to dabble in attracting businesspeople. is Resource to Funding

While the U.S. Small Business Association does not make loans, has many local tools to assist business owners in researching online opportunities for grants, loans, venture capital, surety loans and more. Find SBA lenders locally or discover what opportunities are available to fund business.

Xceligent CEO Doug Curry Discusses Phoenix Launch

Xceligent is the fastest-growing nationwide provider of proactively researched commercial real estate solutions. “We’re excited to launch our aggressive national expansion effort in Phoenix,” says Doug Curry, Xceligent CEO. “Maricopa County is a community we have long set our sights on growing into and we’re excited the commercial real estate community is embracing our efforts to be here.”


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