Making Remote Work Work

by Mike Hunter

Making Remote Work Work is a pragmatic, realistic approach to building effective remote teams, aimed at helping individuals find their way into a remote role that works for them. For leaders in a company trying to build a remote team as well as individuals looking for a remote job, Making Remote Work Work will lay out a blueprint for long-term success using author Gil Gildner’s … [More]

Mike Greenawalt: Powering Rosendin’s Charge

by Laura Slawny

As a young man, Mike Greenawalt was a self-proclaimed gearhead who loved working on cars and hanging out in the metal shop at Sunnyslope High School. He went on to college, but quickly discovered he missed working with his hands and dropped out to start an apprenticeship with the Phoenix Electrical JATC (Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee) and IBEW Local 640. “My … [More]

The Long-Distance Leader

by Mike Hunter

Leadership First, Locations Second. As more organizations adopt a remote workforce, the challenges of leading at a distance become more urgent than ever. The cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel, show leaders how to guide their teams by recalling the foundational principles of leadership whether their teams are scattered globally or … [More]

Distributed Teams

by Mike Hunter

Is it possible to have a meaningful, well-paid career without a daily commute to a physical office? Can a team or organization work well together even when physically apart? What if an organization’s “work from home” policy was a competitive advantage, while also helping address important social, diversity, urban planning and environmental issues? This book is for those who are … [More]

Where’s the Profit?

by Ruth Urban

Business owners tend to focus on the traditional accounting method of driving up revenue: Sales – Expenses = Profit. This approach can lead to a cycle where businesses might build revenue but quickly spend it as expenses rise proportionately. This leads to less profit and owners paying themselves last, if at all. Unfortunately, too many business owners keep reinvesting in the … [More]


by Ryan Curtis, David Heap, Kristi Hill and Haley Carr

The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) was signed into law in late 2019 and is the most significant legislation affecting employer-sponsored retirement plans in many years. The SECURE Act is designed to increase employee access to tax-advantaged retirement accounts, help participants access retirement funds in times of need prior to … [More]

No-Code: Solution for SMBs

by Andrew Haller

Small businesses often look to develop custom software applications to offer customers digital experiences, reach new markets in a scalable way, or automate manual processes. While technical costs to maintaining software have dropped, the scarcity and cost of quality developers means that apps routinely cost upwards of $100,000 and take months to develop. Visual programming … [More]

A Delivery Fleet Gone Virtual

by Shaun Savage

GoShare’s proprietary smartphone apps connect local businesses and consumers with a virtual fleet of truck and van owners in real-time. Simply enter the project details and get an estimate. Confirm the estimate and a truck and pair of delivery professionals can arrive within the hour. GoShare is proud to provide a strong hourly wage and flexible hours to drivers, while also … [More]

A Boon for Healthcare Staffing

by Mike Hunter

Healthcare staffing app Boon was designed to address the looming need in the U.S. to hire 2.3 million new healthcare workers by 2025. “Understanding the top healthcare staffing trends is critical,” says Boon founder Ryan Vet, noting it’s not “one size fits all.” Background checks are a must, staffing must be based on skill set instead of just filling an open position, and both … [More]

Keeping Safe through the COVID-19 Pandemic

by RaeAnne Marsh

Safety for each of us depends on all of us following safety guidelines. That has never been more true than now. The information on this page comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is a critical difference between COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses: With most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be the most contagious when they are sick and … [More]

Community Colleges Join to Offer Affordable Coding Bootcamp

by Mike Hunter

Technology careers are growing at a rapid pace in an industry that is stronger than many others. With an anticipated 21 percent growth rate over the next 10 years for software development jobs, the need for software developers is stronger than ever. Three Maricopa Community Colleges are working with Promineo Tech, an innovative provider of tech education, to make coding … [More]

AI Helps Reduce Business Spend

by Josephine McCann

There’s a lot that can go wrong in the typical organization’s spend audit process. Manually auditing vendor invoices and employee expense reports is time-consuming and frustrating. Most companies resign themselves to conducting partial audits, which might catch a few discrepancies, but leaves the company at risk for errors, waste and fraud. Luckily, there’s a solution: … [More]

How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus in the Workplace

by Charles S. Touché

Fear and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus already have had devastating impacts on financial markets, economic activity and local communities. Now, as the virus continues to spread across the U.S., more businesses are wondering what they can do to keep their workplaces and employees safe and healthy during this time of extended uncertainty. Beyond the baseline — … [More]

What Difference Design

by Mike Hunter

Arizona Integrative Medicine & Spa was a full tenant improvement from a shell space for its tenant, Jyoti Patel, M.D. The 3,100-square-foot office at 11648 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale includes exam rooms, a classroom, teaching kitchen, IV therapy room and medspa. There is a sliding door from the lobby into the classroom. It can extend the room for learning events as well as … [More]

Fulton Homes Expands, Returns to West Valley

by Mike Hunter

Fulton Homes, Arizona’s fastest-growing, family-owned homebuilder, has opened model homes in its first return to the West Valley in several years with its Estrella Commons community. Located in Goodyear, Ariz., off Interstate 10 between North Bullard Avenue and North Estrella Parkway, Estrella Commons will offer 429 single-family homes with 23 new floorplans and seven common … [More]

Largest-ever Phoenix Industrial Spec Building

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix-based Tratt Properties LLC has broken ground on a 1.3-million-square-foot, Class A industrial development, with completion expected in December. Called Elwood Logistics Center, it is the largest speculative industrial building ever to break ground in the Valley. Elwood Logistics Center is accessed from the I-10/Cotton Lane interchange and sits within both a pending … [More]

New Regs Underline QOZ Investment Opportunities

by Michael Ostermeyer

The Department of the Treasury published Final Regulations for the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program on January 13, 2020. While the new Final Regs do not answer all the questions that were raised by the Proposed Regulations released in October 2018 and April 2019, they do provide much that will be welcomed by taxpayers who have made, or are looking to make, QOZ … [More]

Phoenix Needs More Early Education and Care Options

by Travis Waldrop

In this fastest-growing city in the United States, developers have been bullish in Phoenix’s residential and commercial real estate markets. But this boom begs the question: In a sea of oversaturation, how do they attract residents and customers to their properties? The answer lies in a new concept: Live-Work-Play-Learn. Last year, the federal government cut millions of … [More]

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