Small Business Optimism Drops Further Below Historical Index Average in January


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined in January to 95.0, down 0.9 from December and three points below the 47-year average of 98. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined seven points to a net negative 23%, the lowest level since November 2013. The net percent of owners expecting better business conditions has fallen 55 points … [More]

Mortgage Delinquency in November Reaches the Lowest Level since March


CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for November 2020. On a national level, 5.9% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), which represents a 2-percentage point increase in the overall … [More]

Tuition-Free, Customized Tech Training Now Available to Job Seekers in Phoenix


TEKsystems, a full-stack technology services provider that addresses the pressing strategy, implementation and talent needs for more than 80% of the Fortune 500, and Per Scholas, a nationally recognized leader in effective tech workforce training, announced new customized courses in Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Seattle in 2021. These tuition-free, full-time training courses … [More]

Partnership Helps Improve Medication Access in Phoenix


MedAvail, Inc. (“MedAvail”), a technology-enabled retail pharmacy company driving best in class medication adherence by embedding its pharmacy services directly into Medicare-focused clinics using its proprietary MedCenter solution, today announced that it is partnering with Cigna Medical Group to provide patients an additional safe and convenient way to receive medications … [More]

Retail Destination in Gilbert Welcomes Popular Brand Retail and Restaurants

Epicenter, the high-end, vertically integrated mixed-use community and retail destination in the heart of Agritopia®, announces seven new retail and restaurant tenants that complement its existing line-up of impressive businesses. Epicenter’s new tenants include barre3, Belly Kitchen & Bar, OLIVESPA, Raw Organic Juice, Source, Spinato's Pizzeria & Family Kitchen and … [More]

Video Ad Spending to Grow by 12.5% YoY and Hit $37.4B in 2021

With major events canceled or postponed and cut advertising budgets, marketers are under immense pressure to find the most effective way to share brand messages. For many of them, that means an even greater reliance on video advertising, especially across digital and social platforms. According to data presented by, ad spending in the video advertising segment … [More]

Rental Assistance Program to Provide Financial Assistance and Housing Stability

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced the Arizona Department of Economic Security will be launching a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide financial assistance and housing stability. “We want to make sure renters in Arizona have the resources and support they need,” said Governor Ducey. “The rental assistance program will keep families and those in need in their homes … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Monetice sus redes sociales. 5 pasos clave que todo negocio debe hacer para vender en las redes sociales

por Edgar R. Olivo

Los propietarios de pequeñas empresas tienen mucho que hacer mientras intentan encontrar su propio espacio en un mundo de redes sociales ruidoso y abarrotado. La pandemia cambió el comportamiento de muchos consumidores a la compra en línea y obligó a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a tomar sus esfuerzos en las redes sociales más en serio. El hecho es que la mayor parte … [More]

Monetize Your Social Media. 5 Key Steps Every Small Business Needs to Do to Sell on Social Media

by Edgar R. Olivo

Small businesses have a lot on their plate as they try to find a spot within a noisy and cluttered social media landscape. The pandemic shifted many consumers’ shopping behaviors to online and forced small business owners to take their social media efforts more seriously. The fact is that most of the world is now on social media. A study made in 2020 found that 79% of … [More]

About Nine in 10 Employers Are Open to Negotiating Salary for Either Some or All Positions


The overwhelming majority (89%) of organizations are open to negotiating salary for either some or all positions once a job offer has been made, according to 324 US employers responding to XpertHR's Recruiting and Hiring Survey 2021. However, when it comes to bonuses and benefits, employers are more rigid in their terms of employment. About four in 10 (42%) organizations are … [More]

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