Sprouts Joins MyFitnessPal as First Retailer Partner

Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market has teamed up with MyFitnessPal to support the health and fitness platform’s users with healthy recipes, articles, challenges and more. Sprouts, one of the fastest growing retailers in the country, is the first retailer sponsor on MyFitnessPal and helped introduce a new enhancement to MyFitnessPal’s Recipe Discovery feature that allows users to search … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Lo que los propietarios de pequeñas empresas deben saber sobre la nueva orden ejecutiva sobre la promoción de la competencia

por Edgar R. Olivo

El 9 de julio de 2021, el presidente Biden firmó una orden ejecutiva de amplio alcance que promueve la competencia en los mercados de la economía de los Estados Unidos y está destinada a poner en ventaja a los consumidores, los trabajadores y las pequeñas empresas. Muchos en el mundo empresarial se beneficiarán de esta orden ejecutiva, ya que pequeños grupos como proveedores y … [More]

What Small Business Owners Need to Know about the New Executive Order on Promoting Competition

by Edgar R. Olivo

On July 9, 2021, President Biden sign a wide-ranging executive order that promotes competition in markets across the United States economy and is meant to level the playing field for consumers, workers and smaller businesses. Many in the business world stand to benefit from this executive order as small groups like vendors and farmers have voiced support for it. The economy … [More]

Preschool to Open Fourth Location in Ahwatukee

Whiz Kids Preschool

Locally owned and operated Whiz Kidz Preschool will open its fourth location in Ahwatukee this August and offer year-round enrollment starting this month. Located at 1442 E Chandler Blvd in Phoenix, the new Whiz Kidz Preschool will take over space previously occupied by the Foothills Preschool & Enrichment Center. The facility was designed with young children in mind … [More]

Labor Shortage Remains a Challenge for Small Businesses as Inflation Increases

NFIB

The NFIB Optimism Index increased 2.9 points in June to 102.5, the first time the Index exceeded 100 since November 2020. Seven of the 10 Index components improved and three declined. The NFIB Uncertainty Index increased four points to 83. “Small businesses optimism is rising as the economy opens up, yet a record number of employers continue to report that there … [More]

Amazon Pledges to Hire 100,000 U.S. Veterans and Military Spouses by 2024

Amazon

Amazon announced plans to hire over 100,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2024. Amazon currently employs over 40,000 veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses—from Operations to Alexa to Sustainability to Amazon Web Services (AWS)—and they all receive a starting wage of at least $15 per hour and have access to comprehensive benefits. “Amazon is … [More]

Phoenix-Based Offerpad Makes its Midwest Debut in Indianapolis Metro Area

Offerpad

Offerpad, the tech-enabled Real Estate Solutions Center and a leading iBuyer, is empowering home buyers and sellers in Indianapolis, Indiana’s highly competitive real estate market with new, simpler ways to buy and sell homes. The company announced its expansion into the Midwest earlier this year, with Indianapolis as its first foray into the region. Offerpad also has announced … [More]

Consumer Price Index Climbs Higher Than Expected to 5.4%, Biggest Surge since 2008

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.9 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the largest 1-month change since June 2008 when the index rose 1.0 percent. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal … [More]

Trainual Earns First Place on AZ Central’s 2021 Top Workplaces List 

Trainual

Trainual, a leading SaaS platform that transforms the way small businesses onboard, train and scale their teams, has been named a top workplace in AZ Central’s 2021 annual list of leading companies in Arizona. Trainual ranked #1 in the small company category for its commitment to building an exceptional workplace and employee experience. “Building a company is such a … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – July 20: Firehouse FastPITCH Event Info Session

City of Phoenix

People enjoy dinner on a patio. They’ll love it more if the patio overlooks the beautifully reimagined Hance Park. Put yourself into that picture, not with dinner but as part of the group that takes the iconic firehouse and adapts it into Phoenix’s hottest new restaurant. Phoenix continues revitalizing Hance Park by putting the only restaurant site with direct access to the … [More]

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