Greater Phoenix Cities Lead the Way

by RaeAnne Marsh

Having a lot of information doesn’t necessarily equate to being smart. With all our “smart” devices that generate mountains of data, what makes a difference in our lives is what we do with that information. Cities take that concept to a greater scale, benefitting both residents and business. In fact, in terms of growing and attracting business, Chris Camacho, president and … [More]

Successfully Leverage Business Partnerships and Relationships

by Ben Smith

To launch, a business needs time and capital; but to genuinely scale, partnerships become equally as important. This has become a forced reality in a day when competition is now global, not just local. For business leaders, it means mastering and leveraging the resources outside the company as well as within. To lead successfully, knowing what is available, how to ask and how … [More]

Restoring Wholeness through Mindfulness

by Andy Maurer

As we have seen from parts one and two of this series, trauma fragments a leader’s ability to thrive relationally, cognitively and emotionally. The new science of trauma has consistently shown that when unresolved trauma is present, logic and reason become hijacked, creativity and innovation are thwarted, emotional intelligence is inhibited, and relationships become a source of … [More]

Build Capacity with High-Performance Teams

by Bruce Weber and Charlie Smith

Capacity is about performance. An organization’s structure embodies its culture by defining how people work together; that is, what performance means, what is valued and what is measured and celebrated as success. When people bring their hands, hearts and minds to their work, the groundwork is laid for building capacity. Individual contribution is important; however, it is when … [More]

Outsourcing in 2020

by Daniel Ramsey

Skilled workers are needed to make a business run. In the past, hiring people was possible only if a business had enough capital to sustain new hires. Today, internet connectivity allows even small businesses to find the exact help for the tasks at hand while limiting the costs. Whether automated through AI or outsourced to remote workers, virtual assistants are powering a … [More]

Payment Processing Advantages beyond Just Accepting Credit Cards

by Scott Paape

Accepting credit cards offers tremendous convenience for a business’s customers. But it can provide more than just that; it can facilitate growth in ways that may change the business drastically. Increase upselling — Cash-only payment makes upselling difficult to impossible in most cases. However, if a business accepts credit cards and uses a hassle-free payment processor, … [More]

Santana Equipment Expands Office for its Arizona Operations

by Mike Hunter

Santana Equipment Trading Company, a leader in the used material handling equipment market that celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, recently opened a new retail/rental space for its Arizona clientele. Mesa Forklift, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Santana Equipment, is located near Superstition Freeway and South Country Club Drive. The company opened Santana Equipment … [More]

Personalized Offers & Promotions Platform

by Mike Hunter

A new Omnichannel Offers and Promotions Management Platform from Mobivity Holdings Corp., creators of award-winning customer personalization platform Recurrency, will allow brands to generate unique 1:1 codes that can be attached to a text message offer, receipt-printed promotion or existing marketing channels external to Recurrency. This allows brands to “turn and burn” codes … [More]

Innovative Recruiting Website

by Mike Hunter

Featuring video resumes, live stream job fairs and the ability for employers to instantly chat with candidates, CruitScout offers a more efficient recruiting process by forgoing traditional paper resumes that can heighten barriers such as employment gaps. Employers have a clearer picture of an applicant's skillset while recruiting and, ultimately, making hiring decisions in … [More]

Online & Private for Professional ‘Super Connectors’

by Mike Hunter

In a new private online “Community for People Who Know People,” Las Vegas-based startup Silent Rich aims to solve some of the more common problems that professionals and entrepreneurial connectors alike often have, bringing together those who know the right people with those who are seeking connections for a professional opportunity, business venture or anything that can be … [More]

Looking Good – 2019 Holiday Season Standouts

by RaeAnne Marsh

During the holiday season, our focus was on local standouts in philanthropy. Sprouts Volunteers Build Learning Gardens The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation recently led a National Day of Service for Sprouts team members nationwide. Here in Phoenix, furthering Sprouts’ significant financial contributions, Sprouts team members refreshed the garden area at Spaces of … [More]

Fired Pie Founders Expand with Relevance

by Kassidy McDonald

Doug Doyle Fred Morgan It’s rare to find a locally owned and operated fast casual chain that has grown as quickly as Fired Pie without becoming a franchise. In 2013, Fired Pie exploded on the dining scene as the first fast-casual pizza and salad restaurant of its kind in Phoenix. For the past six years, Fired Pie co-owners Fred Morgan and Doug Doyle have navigated the … [More]

rePurpose Disrupts the Waste Cycle

by RaeAnne Marsh

“We believe in recycling as a solution for today, and reduction and redesign as solutions for tomorrow,” says rePurpose co-founder Svanika Balasubramanian. “At rePurpose, we are building a global movement of conscious consumers and businesses going #PlasticNeutral by supporting waste workers worldwide.” The company was founded last year with a mission to provide simple, … [More]

The Best States to Launch a Startup

by Elik Dermer

Uber, Snapchat and even Facebook — these each started as a small startup, some with hardly any financing behind them. A simple business idea can often blossom into something much greater and successful; however, sometimes it can seem that the odds are against it. After all, 20 percent of businesses fail in their first year, 30 percent in the second and 50 percent within … [More]

Airbnb Community Expands Lodging Capacity in Tempe during Game Weekends

by Mike Hunter

According to figures recently released by Airbnb, the Tempe host community welcomed approximately 7,310 guest arrivals and earned a combined $493,700 in supplemental income during college football game weekends this past fall, helping the community significantly expand lodging capacity and welcome the surge in visitors. In addition to helping hosts earn important … [More]

Lock-and-Leave Condos in Chandler

by Mike Hunter

Chandler’s newest resort-style lock-and-leave condominium community, Waterfall Villa Residences is under development and pre-selling in advance of model completion. The community showcases a limited collection of 106 custom-crafted, villa-style residences located near the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Cooper Road. Priced from the mid-$200s, Waterfall meets the area … [More]

Evolving Office Submarket Attracts Vancouver Developer

by Mike Hunter

Townline Ventures has acquired its first Phoenix office asset with the purchase of the recently modernized 20-story midtown office tower located at 2600 N. Central Avenue, the sale negotiated through Colliers International in Arizona. In addition to its current land holdings in Arizona, the Vancouver-based company purchased 2600 Tower as part of its continuing efforts to … [More]

Luxury Multifamily for Downtown Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

Hines, the international real estate firm, breaks ground this month on Adeline — its first multifamily property in the Phoenix market. The 25-story, 379-unit complex near Talking Stick Resort Arena and the new downtown Fry’s grocery store will feature an urban courtyard, junior Olympic-size swimming pool and clubhouse. “Hines has a long tradition of developing iconic luxury … [More]

Sustainable Design Is at Core of Chandler Veridian Development

by Mike Hunter

Offices at Chandler Veridian, capstone to the Chandler Viridian mixed-use project, has recently earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Core and Shell rating system. At six stories, the award-winning building is the tallest multi-tenant office building in Chandler. The Class A office building with 252,418 square feet of leasable space is … [More]

Gender-Specialized Telehealth Solutions Can Improve Employee Productivity

by Bill Goodwin

As the price of healthcare continues to rise, many businesses have to make tough decisions where it comes to providing benefits that offer care and services their employees want and need. Those decisions must encompass what to provide and to what extent, in order to maximize employee engagement while controlling costs. And, in today’s low unemployment environment, companies … [More]