Repurposing Prestigious Home Sites

by Mike Hunter

Custom homebuilder Green Street Communities has broken ground on two residential neighborhoods in Arcadia and Central Phoenix.  Campus Grove, located in the Arcadia area, will offer four different floorplans for its 13 lots. The one- and two-story homes will range between 1,879 and 2,850 square feet.  Acacia Court, northwest of 7th and Northern avenues, is in Central … [More]

Leading Brands Are Learning from Big Digital Marketplaces 

by Mike Hunter

Large, global eCommerce communities like eBay, Amazon and Alibaba are disrupting the retail marketplace by bringing together vast numbers of buyers and sellers in frictionless transactional environments. Inspired by their success, brand marketers are rethinking go-to-market strategies to better integrate digital advertising with personalized shopper engagement and more … [More]

Top Influencers for Online Sales Are … (Surprise!)

by George Vlahakis

Top-ranked reviewers on online retail sites such as may influence purchases, but a research study from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business finds that those who post reviews less often and more informally can be seen as more trustworthy and have more of an impact on sales. Shyam Gopinath, assistant professor of marketing at Kelley, and two co-authors of … [More]

Barbershop Evolves to Luxury Salon for Men 

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix is part of an ambitious 62-store expansion by Texas-based Boardroom Salon for Men, with multiple openings planned for early next year. “Boardroom prioritized the Phoenix market, with the opportunity to open eight to twelve salons, due to Phoenix being a large, vibrant, growing city with a strong business climate,” says Bruce Schultz, Boardroom co-founder and CEO. “It’s … [More]

Credit Union Industry’s Race to Excellence

by Ray Lancaster

At the recent CO-OP Financial Services THINK conference in Chandler, “Race to Excellence,” about 750 credit union leaders gathered to learn strategies to achieve excellence through the digital transformation of operations and member (customer) services. Technology is changing faster than ever, presenting new challenges and opportunities for credit unions — but, through … [More]

For On-Demand Pros

by Mike Hunter is teaming up with gig economy pioneer Marion McGovern and other trailblazing companies to transform the way freelancers find work, make money and stay secure. “Essentially, we’re creating a way for gig workers to control their records without depending on a separate firm to secure the job. This means those platforms will cost less, and the workers make … [More]

New Communications Platform 

by Mike Hunter

Tipi app is one of the newest platforms meant to address various issues resulting from stalling operational communication. It is an internal communications app that can increase operational control, team accountability, team alignment and efficiency by organizing company information and documenting internal business processes Tipi’s platform helps to structure and share … [More]

Templates for Marketing Strategy

by Mike Hunter

Infusionsoft recently unveiled a new platform built to empower millions of small businesses worldwide to create order in a new world where customers have more choices and expect personalized service.  Using this redesigned interface and any of more than 50 pre-built, industry-specific templates, Infusionsoft users can implement marketing strategies proven to work for … [More]

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadster

by Mike Hunter

This sporty AMG machine by Mercedes-Benz is designed to perform and to impress. The V8 is a higher output with less displacement at 469 horsepower; its biturbo has a massive torque of 465 pound-feet, which peaks at just 1,700 rpm and holds it all the way to 5,000 rpm. The sport suspension is derived from racing with the double wishbone for all four wheels. The very precise … [More]

Tread Lightly

by RaeAnne Marsh

Walking is part of many a wellness program encouraged in today’s workplace. Taking a stretch around the block or around the building may be good plan, but this time of year if the heat doesn’t get you, the monsoons will. An easy-to-store treadmill can be an option. Lightweight and easy-to-store are among the breakthrough attributes of Treadly — making it easier for consumers … [More]

Flower Child – Farmhouse Sensibilities

by RaeAnne Marsh

Well-suiting its focus on healthy eating, Flower Child’s décor evokes a back-on-the-farm feeling. The newest location, recently opened in Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix, is especially open and airy in its farmer’s market styling – simple, homey designs; a lot of light; and the chain’s signature cheerful touch of a cut flower on every table. The open expo kitchen … [More]

Tacos Not Just for Tuesday

by RaeAnne Marsh

Attesting to the popularity of tacos, “Taco Tuesday” is now showing up on the menu of restaurants not usually offering South of the Border selections. For great tacos any time, In Business Magazine suggests these as among the best in the Valley. America’s Taco Shop The concept began with the hand-written recipes from her mother that founder America Corrales brought with … [More]

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019

by Mike Hunter

In today’s challenging job market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work — and which … [More]

The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains

by Mike Hunter

There’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Readers will gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The Basics of … [More]


by Mike Hunter

Most entrepreneurs started their business so they could be their own boss, only to find that, in reality, they are bogged down in the daily grind. Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business bestsellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real-life examples … [More]

Feedback: July 2018

by Allan Alford, Sharon Harper, Hugh H. Lytle

What have you identified most recently as your greatest risk to the ongoing success of your company, and what did you do to prevent it or overcome it?  Allan Allford President and CEO Delta Dental of Arizona Sector: Healthcare Cybersecurity breaches may be the single greatest risk affecting all companies regardless of size or industry. It’s certainly on the short list of … [More]

My new adventure: 2018-19 NAWBO Phoenix President 

by Ronit Urman

It is with great honor that I accepted the role of 2018-2019 NAWBO Phoenix President.  I’m excited to lead our chapter into a great year as we align with the NAWBO mission: “Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions, and … [More]

Creating a Winning Team

by Jean Briese

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while... you don’t do things right once in a while... you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” —Vince Lombardi America loses $360 billion annually due to an unmotivated work group. The same study shows that engaged employees are 43 percent more … [More]

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