Commercial Real Estate in the Time of COVID-19

by RaeAnne Marsh

Real estate has always been a major part of our economy. And, as a lagging indicator whose thread weaves through businesses of every type, size and sector, it is also the perfect instrument with which to take the pulse of our economic health. Looking at how the pandemic is affecting the market, Jonathan Keyser of Keyser LLC says, “There’s a lot of impact that’s happening,” … [More]

Adrienne Bryant’s Letter to Rick

from Adrienne Bryant

Dear Rick: Throughout this entire Covid-19 situation, people have felt the need to share as much information as possible about resources provided by the CDC, municipalities and various medical providers. It seems thousands of resource pages were put together almost overnight. And don't get me wrong, that was a great thing. Whenever people are working together to share … [More]

Guest Editor Adrienne Bryant, Bryant Commercial Real Estate

from Adrienne Bryant

Real estate is a common thread in the story of business during, through and after the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption. How are the various segments of our economy faring? A look at the real estate markets throughout Greater Phoenix gives a general snapshot to answer that. As a small, family-owned commercial real estate business, we understand the challenges that business … [More]

Cost Transparency Can Increase Sales 20%

by Bhavya Mohan and Ryan Buell

Businesses don’t typically disclose information to consumers on how much it costs to produce a product. However, the study “Lifting the Veil: The Benefits of Cost Transparency” we recently conducted — along with our colleague Leslie John of Harvard Business School — provides evidence that doing so can increase consumers’ purchase interest by more than 20 percent. We also found … [More]

Jobs, Wages and Value

by RaeAnne Marsh

As business tries to gear back up from the COVID-19 shutdown, the health of the economy is a major concern. Businesses are concerned about their profitability, and employees are concerned about their wages., a company that researches and compares the top business products and services, conducted a study on pay rates across the country for the “essential … [More]

‘Walkie Talkie’ App Connects WFH Teams 

by Mike Hunter

Distance and digitization of communications can pose a challenge to the relationships upon which great work relies. Emails can be misinterpreted. Virtual meetings can feel stressful or strange. The blurring of private home life and public work life can impact employee well-being. Zello offers a way to empower every team member, allowing them to take ownership of their workload … [More]

Phoenix Facility a Leader in Testing Hand Sanitizers and Other Skincare Products

by Mike Hunter

The market for skincare products is growing rapidly. By 2025, the global market will be worth an estimated USD 189.3 billion. In the US alone, total sales of facial skincare products were estimated at USD 62.3 billion in 2018, with total revenue for all skincare products at around USD 17.78 billion. Consumers are clearly keen to buy skincare products. In the U.S. and many other … [More]

Online ‘Shop’ Finds Freelancers

by Mike Hunter

Giggrabbers’ “Freelance Deals” helps people and companies find freelance professionals in a simplistic way that some people may recognize: online shopping. The company aims to match freelance professionals with companies looking to bring on additional talent remotely or to outsource existing services at great rates. Similar to online shopping, Giggrabbers’ new feature lets … [More]

Mock Video Interviews Offer Feedback

by Mike Hunter

Employers have begun to rely more heavily on video interviews to find the perfect employee. HR professionals appreciate their practicality and efficiency, as well as opportunity to personalize the candidates beyond their two-dimensional resume. offers a revolutionary new service for job seekers that allows them to create a mock video interview and have … [More]

Looking Good 2020 – July Standouts

by Mike Hunter

Achievements Southwest Behavioral & Health Services: Healthy Arizona Worksite Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, an innovative leader in behavioral health, was recognized last month by the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program — a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.— for … [More]