Creating Jobs: ‘Simple’ Solution For Our Economic Success

by RaeAnne Marsh

Job creation has been one of the strongest indicators of the health of an economy. But numbers tell only part of the story, as the technological, global and demographic forces wreak changes on the business employment environment. According to November’s federal jobs report, 271,000 new jobs were created nationwide in October, with 4,700 of those jobs added in Arizona. Since … [More]

Chris Camacho, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

from Chris Camacho

New jobs are bolstering the economy in the Greater Phoenix area, and it’s not just the number of people employed but the types of jobs being created. Even as we diversify our economy with a broader array of industries, the jobs within the workplace are evolving due to changes in both technology and demographics. Within the past five to ten years, we have seen a significant … [More]

What Is Fair Competition in the War for Talent?

by James Pooley

In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, talent is often your most valuable weapon. If you’re like most business leaders, you’re not above engaging in a little employee-poaching to improve your position. After all, if you can entice an MVP from another company to enlist in your ranks, you’ll deprive the competition of a key asset while taking immediate advantage of your new … [More]

Luxury Market Trending Flat

by Mike Hunter

In Arizona, real estate is a sector that can both be a barometer to our local economy and react to what is happening on the economic scene nationally. The luxury market has proven to be a tested barometer over time, and the recent statistics demonstrate that economic influence can have an effect. We worked with Walt Danley Realty and The Cromford Report to provide data of the … [More]

We’re Stuck in a Success Crisis! 

by Susan Ford Collins

Success and leadership have gears — and we’re not shifting them correctly. We’ve gotten stuck in the “more-better-faster, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately, too-busy-racing-around-to-enjoy-our-lives” gear. We’re over-fed, under-nourished, over-medicated, under-rested and under-satisfied. Think of the wear and tear trying to drive everywhere using only one gear — second gear — … [More]

Keeping Business in the Family Way

by Darren T. Case

Earlier in May, Cathy Hughes, an attorney-adviser for the Estate and Gift Tax Policy Office for the United States Department of the Treasury, sent shockwaves into the tax and estate planning community by announcing that new regulations would be implemented to make it much more difficult for families to transfer a family business to the next generation utilizing business … [More]

Outside Help

by Julie Iacobelli

There are plenty of reasons why nonprofit organizations seek the expertise of consulting firms. They may face financial uncertainty, a major fundraising campaign, an extended project or leadership changes that would benefit from a third party’s professional insight. Additionally, they may seek counsel during program or organizational expansion to help identify and align new … [More]

Benefits and Challenges of BYOD

by Ryan Treisman

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been gathering momentum among businesses and their employees alike. BYOD is a model of business technology deployment whereby employees, rather than companies, provide and maintain their own personal technology devices — such as computers and phones — for business use. While there are many potential benefits to adopting a BYOD model, businesses … [More]

Healthcare Services Platform Consortium Aims for Interoperability

by RaeAnne Marsh

Interoperability is a key need in healthcare today, with the growing focus on collating and sharing data. Scottsdale-based Healthcare Services Platform Consortium was founded to create a platform model that would allow users to download an application and use it with only minor configuration adjustments, explains Oscar Diaz, CEO, comparing such convenience to iOS and Android … [More]

Specialty Obstetrics Focuses on Diabetes

by RaeAnne Marsh

A healthcare issue in America today is the growing epidemic of obesity. And, with obesity being a significant factor in leading to diabetes, one of the specialties that has evolved in obstetrics and gynecology is maternal-fetal medicine. John Elliott, M.D., founded Valley Perinatal in 2013 to focus on the high-risk obstetrics of diabetic moms. “Our role is to provide … [More]