Seeking Opportunity in Our Multicultural Market

by Joe Bardin

The multicultural marketplace in the Phoenix area is a rapidly growing one. Where once corporations focused almost entirely on connecting and serving the mainstream Anglo culture, and could afford only limited outreach to minorities, now dynamic organizations are finding they can’t afford not to engage effectively with minority communities. This is because minorities now … [More]

Rudy Parga Jr., Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

from Rudy Parga Jr.

Rudy Parga is Managing Shareholder of the law firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. He has a broad commercial and employment litigation practice, and previously led the firm’s Litigation group. Parga is named in multiple editions of Best Lawyers® and Southwest Super Lawyers®, and has garnered recognition locally as well. He is also frequently acknowledged for his community … [More]

Plan Exit Strategies to Yield Positive Outcomes

by Amy R. Handler

Are there any true positives that can come from selling a business? Yes, say three experts who have experience making cash-outs and exit strategies both happy and lucrative events. There are various reasons an entrepreneurial owner may decide to sell a successful and profitable company, says Orville (Chip) Fisher, an attorney, investment banker and managing director at the … [More]

Selling to Uncle Sam: What Business Owners Need to Know 

by Doña Storey

The U.S. government is the world’s largest customer, spending billions of dollars every year on goods and services and buying everything from hair care products to cyber security consulting. Although selling to Uncle Sam might seem challenging, the payoff can be an upward spike in the growth of any company, large or small. Do’s and Don’ts for Government … [More]

Navigate ‘Unsolvable’ Problems

by David Dotlich 

Innovation. It’s a buzzword that’s so overused it’s tough to understand what it really means and how to capture its elusive spirit. We know we need more of it as businesses are increasingly challenged to produce an outcome that achieves seemingly irreconcilable goals, but we often receive conflicting advice on how to achieve it. When anyone tackles the topic of innovation, the … [More]

Hiring on the Right Side of the Law 

by RaeAnne Marsh

The gamut of issues businesses must properly navigate when bringing on a new hire ranges from background checks and social media history to drug testing to treatment of disabled and other specific classes of workers — and the correct approach is not necessarily intuitive. In some cases, the law is downright confusing, such as the rules around E-Verify. This national database of … [More]

‘Giving USA 2014’: Dispelling Myths about Philanthropy

by Marc Kellenberger

Giving USA 2014 isn’t a magical handbook with superpowers, but the figures and historical insight contained within the report do dispel long-held myths about fundraising. Those executives sitting on nonprofit boards who understand the implications of the report’s facts and figures — and how to use them to their advantage — can optimize their organizations’ philanthropic … [More]

Lisa Urias – It’s All About Team

by Kristian Seemeyer

Lisa Urias founded Urias Communications to address an underserved need for strategic marketing and PR with a multicultural focus. Now a local and national award-winning marketing, community and public relations agency, Urias Communications specializes in the multicultural markets of the U.S. Southwest, with concentration on the Hispanic market.Urias’ first challenge came after … [More]

Bare Necessities to Launch at ASU

by Alexandra Lyon

Bare Necessities, a college delivery service providing students with necessary toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, is launching at ASU for the upcoming fall semester. Founder Lou Cesario came up with the idea when a friend forgot to buy shampoo at the store. “Why can’t we have these sorts of things delivered to us?” Cesario says of his inspiration. “They are … [More]

Tap Your Target Market 

by Mike Hunter

BeaconStream offers a new, proximity-based, mobile marketing application that gives businesses of all types and sizes a simple and cost-effective way to connect directly with customers who are nearby, sending coupons, product demos, promotions, videos or information to their mobile device. It is now available on the Apple Store. … [More]

Creative Clarity

by Mike Hunter

Content creators ready to harness their online publishing power can now get help from ClearVoice, a content platform built to showcase author authority. The platform enables brands and publications to search a comprehensive index of content producers by their areas of expertise. Writers, journalists and bloggers are also encouraged to claim their ClearVoice profiles to promote … [More]

Office in the Cloud

by Mike Hunter

Getting documents, emails, calendar and spreadsheets through the cloud is truly the future and so convenient. Microsoft’s Office 365 is powered by the cloud, so users can get to their applications and files from virtually anywhere — PC, Mac and tablets — and they’re always up to date. Same goes for updates to features — users get them automatically. Cost varies with size of the … [More]

Career Transition Connections

by Mike Hunter

CareerConnectors is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources. Monthly events feature professional career speakers who deliver information that is relevant and actionable to current professionals, with two to three hiring companies invited per event. Employers will then get one-on-one face … [More]

Fraud Is Big in Online B2B Sales

by RaeAnne Marsh

Fraudulent Online Product Inquiries The impact of fraud is felt unevenly. As fraudsters succeed against businesses in an industry, they beget copycatters who continue to target that industry. Percentage of Inquiries that are Fraud Attempts Percent of Businesses Affected 75% … [More]

Cibo Pizzeria: An Urban Classic

by Mike Hunter

Chic and urban may be the best way to describe Cibo (pronounced CHEE-boh), a Downtown Phoenix pizzeria, but it hardly embodies the appeal. That must be done by describing the food, which is truly authentic and creatively delicious. The old early-20th-century bungalow-style home has been transformed into a comfortable, urban hot spot with many rooms and a unique Old World charm … [More]

Quick Catering

by Mike Hunter

Multiple people for lunch or an impromptu meeting may result in needing to find that perfect and quick catered lunch. Here are our picks for an easy, tasty, last-minute meal for many. Café Zupas New to this market, Café Zupas is a sandwich, soup and salad hot spot that is all about quality food made right. Catering consists of a quick call to the nearest location and speaking … [More]

New 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

by Mike Hunter

Entering the compact luxury SUV market is Porsche with the Macan Turbo. Built by Porsche to be a Porsche, this sports car (as it must be called) is an impressive champ on the road and an even more impressive sight to look at. With a 3.6-litre twin turbo V6 engine, this 400-horsepower vessel boasts 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and entertains top speeds above 160 — setting a new … [More]

A Time to Retreat

by Mike Hunter

Many companies believe that an off-site meeting or retreat will help executives and employees stay focused on the topics at hand. In Business Magazine has chosen some top locations in the Valley for that perfect planned get-away from the day-to-day. Black Canyon Conference Center This newly renovated property in the northern part of Phoenix boasts the latest in audio visual … [More]

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