Business Compliance Essential to Safely Resuming Operations, Reminds ADHS

Arizona Department of Health Services

With the state’s most-populous counties potentially progressing to the next phase of safely resuming business operations tomorrow, certain businesses will be able to join others already operating with reduced capacity and following other strict requirements to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For businesses to remain open, compliance with public health requirements is … [More]

WEBINARS – Sep 1, 3 and 10: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  UPCOMING SESSION   Boot Camp sessions have been extended through the end of September, including a special session featuring Arizona Public Service Electric (APS) that will provide a first look into their new small business growth tool, SizeUp Arizona! If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 76: … [More]

Bidding Service Launches New High-Tech Construction Materials Bidding Application

BidBird® has made buying and selling bulk construction products a seamless online experience. Using an advanced internet bidding system, guided by auction theory, buyers place online orders and receive multiple blind bids preventing collusion and protecting institutional privacy. The bid deadlines are set by the participating buyer on weekly intervals. “Two years … [More]

More Than $10 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Issued During Pandemic in Arizona

Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today it has distributed more than $10 billion in state Unemployment Insurance (UI),Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation(FPUC) and Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) since the week ending March 7, 2020. Last week,Arizona became the first state in the nation to begin issuing LWA. … [More]

Local First Arizona’s ‘Indie Week’ Turns to Month-Long Campaign, Sep. 1 to 30

Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona’s annual statewide campaign, called Independents Week, or “Indie Week”,  is usually a week-long celebration of Arizona independent businesses featuring 20% off golden coupons, bar crawls and more. This year, LFA is asking consumers to double down on Arizona small businesses fighting to stay alive during a pandemic and experiencing slower than usual … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 7 estrategias comprobadas para ayudar a una pequeña empresa a crecer durante COVID-19

por Edgar R. Olivo

Recientemente, tuve una conversación sobre estrategias de ventas con el propietario de una pequeña empresa local que se vio afectada por la crisis de COVID-19 durante uno de nuestros grupos de emprendedores. Me preguntó: "¿Qué puedo hacer para hacer crecer mi negocio durante estos tiempos?", Le respondí, "volvemos a lo básico". Para mí, volver a lo básico significa … [More]

7 Proven Strategies to Help a Small Business Grow during COVID-19

by Edgar R. Olivo

During one of our entrepreneur groups recently, I was having a conversation about sales strategies with a local small-business owner who was impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. He asked, "What can I do to grow my business during these times?" I replied, "We go back to the basics." To me, going back to basics means focusing and building on the relationships with your clients and … [More]

Keeping Your Career Goals on Track, Even in a Remote World

Is remote work and a lack of face-to-face time with the boss derailing career advancement for ambitious employees? Possibly, but even when working from home, savvy individuals can find ways to demonstrate they possess what it takes to move up in the organization, says Kimberly Roush, founder of All-Star Executive Coaching and co-author of Who Are You… When You Are … [More]

Survey: Frequent Travelers Cite Priorities for Safe Hotel Stays

American Hotel & Lodging Association

A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) conducted by Morning Consult shows that a number of improvements to health and sanitation protocol at U.S. hotels would have considerable impact on guests' comfort levels staying there, with the top three including face coverings for employees (87% a lot/some impact) and guests (85%), … [More]

Phoenix Food Company to Help Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon with Support of Local Bank

Americano Foods, creator of Americano® nut butters announced they will contribute 100 percent of proceeds from online sales throughout September to relief work in Beirut, Lebanon. FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” has agreed to match money raised throughout the month. Devastated watching the Beirut explosion and … [More]