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]