Despite Pandemic’s Devastating Impact, World’s Smallest Companies Are Bullish About the Future


GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, released the GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey which looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world's smallest businesses. The research shows the pandemic has severely affected their businesses, with 75 percent reporting a fall-off in revenues. Yet, the findings also reveal a steely resolve by these … [More]

Scottsdale Gets Region’s First Dark Sky Zone Resort to Open in October

ADERO Scottsdale

Following an extensive $100-million investment by Palisades Resorts LLC, Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels will celebrate the grand opening of ADERO Scottsdale on October 1, 2020. With its elevated views of Arizona’s famed Four Peaks and McDowell Mountain Range, ADERO will be Scottsdale’s only Dark Sky Zone resort with a modern guest experience inspired by … [More]

Arizona Federal Credit Union Joins National Veterans Benefits Banking Program

Arizona Federal Credit Union

As financial uncertainty lingers on the minds of many Arizonans, Arizona Federal Credit Union (AZFCU) continues its support of veterans to help them achieve greater financial literacy, independence, and resiliency, with their incorporation in the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP). Developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Benefits Administration, this … [More]

The Valley’s Newest Rooftop Bar Officially Opens in Tempe

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

The newly opened Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown hotel announced today its full-service rooftop bar, Alibi, is now open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays offering an impressive craft cocktail program and global street food menu ideal for taking in the 180-degree panoramic views of Downtown Tempe. Perched atop the 14th floor of the hotel, Alibi provides a … [More]

WEBINARS – Aug 24, 25 and 28: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  UPCOMING SESSIONS   Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 73: MONDAY - August 24 | 9:00 AM Paycheck Protection Program: Where Are We Now? Get an update on the Paycheck Protection Program now that the loan forgiveness process is … [More]

5 Tips to Minimize ZOOM Disasters

by Angela DeFinis

As more and more mothers are working from home and engaging in online presentations and virtual meetings daily (all while dealing with kids and pets underfoot), it’s clear that the current set-up is designed to fail. Unfortunately, there are few rules of engagement to apply when your kitchen table is suddenly your office (and your child’s classroom). And we’re all seeing the … [More]

60% of Companies Have Hired Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic Despite Economic Downturn

The Manifest

the global pandemic continues to unfold, companies are still hiring new employees: Nearly half of businesses (46%) have hired 10 or more new employees since the start of the pandemic, according to new data from a study of 505 HR professionals and 234 employees in the U.S. Businesses are finding innovative ways to onboard employees remotely through group sessions and virtual … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Back Over a Million, Increase of 135,000

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending August 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,106,000, an increase of 135,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 8,000 from 963,000 to 971,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,175,750, a decrease of 79,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

Suites Not Constructed for Different Kind of Phoenix Open in 2021

The Thunderbirds

Over the last five months, the world has been rocked by unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the hosts of one of the leading community-driven sporting events in the world, The Thunderbirds are doing everything in our power to continue to lead community involvement through the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the hundreds of charities that we … [More]

How to Stop Toxic Leadership from Spreading a Virus in Your Company

Toxic workplaces sometimes start at the top. Difficult, abrasive leaders can create a culture of tension, fear, and abusive behavior at every organizational level. Those types of leaders may produce results, but their actions also lead to dysfunction and employee turnover. Ending the pattern of toxicity starts with companies recognizing red flags, coming up with new … [More]

Ways to Get Serious about Monetizing Your Podcast and Growing Your Audience


Increasingly, listening to podcasts is growing in popularity. According to Statista 55% of Americans have listened to a podcast this year. Every month, millions more are discovering podcasts. Even celebrities are starting their own podcasts. Yet, when it comes to monetization, podcasting is still in its commercial infancy. The majority of independent podcasters however struggle … [More]