Shutdown of Gyms, Bars and Theaters, More Restrictions Ordered

Rick McCartney

As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order to prohibit large gatherings, cease the issuance of new special event licenses and pause the operations of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals. The pause of these business operations takes effect at 8:00 p.m. today, Monday, … [More]

New Phoenix Grant Helps Businesses with Commercial City Services Bills

City of Phoenix

Phoenix businesses struggling to stay current with city of Phoenix water and sewer bills can apply for financial assistance through the Phoenix Commercial City Services Bill Relief Grant. The city’s Water and Community and Economic Development departments are partnering on this new COVID-19 health emergency assistance program. “The city’s grant program has been delivering to … [More]

Global Spending on Blockchain Solutions to Surge by 235%

BuyShares

As one of the most significant innovations to come out of the cryptocurrency boom, blockchain technology completely changed the way companies across different industries operate, make transactions, and manage their assets. According to data gathered by BuyShares.co.nz, the global spending on blockchain solutions is expected to surge by 235% and reach $14.4 billion in … [More]

BBB Partners with Indeed to Offer Eligible Companies a $200 Sponsored Job Credit

Rick McCartney

As many businesses turn toward rebuilding and recovery following the economic shutdown, the Better Business Bureau® has partnered with Indeed® to offer a $200 Sponsored Job credit* for new accounts in the U.S. and Canada that post a job. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment rates have risen dramatically as companies have been forced to lay off or furlough employees. … [More]

Installation Co. Opens New Distribution Center in Phoenix, Cutting Delivery Times

ABB

Today, ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division made inaugural shipments from its 400,000 square foot West Coast Distribution Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The distribution center, which will supply products to customers in the western region of the U.S., will be fully operational during the third quarter of 2020. In addition to creating more than 100 jobs in the … [More]

The Workplace Redefined; Preparing for the New Normal

The HON Company

Work-from-home arrangements were made almost overnight as the pandemic forced the implementation of stay-home orders. While the transition was sudden, American businesses and workers have risen to the occasion. Video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet have become household names, and many companies are now strongly considering regular work-from-home policies as a … [More]

New Report Refutes Claims That Market Concentration Is Leading to Widespread Monopoly Power

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

A number of scholars and pundits have alleged that market concentration is steadily increasing across the U.S. economy, leading to a decline in competition. But a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, finds that in spite of the rise in concentration in some industries … [More]

Webinar – July 1: Small Business and PPP Forgiveness — Your Questions Answered Live!

NFIB

NFIB Webinar Small Business and PPP Forgiveness -- Your Questions Answered Live! Wed., July 1, 2020, 12:00 PM ET   Presented by: Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, Legal Foundation, NFIB, Holly Wade Director, NFIB Research … [More]

All In Or Out? How Business Owners Can Deal with COVID’s Cloudy Future

10x Catalyst Groups

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, small businesses have reopened across the nation but certainty and optimism are a long way from being restored. Spikes in infections in many states, double-digit unemployment, consumer and lender concerns, and steep economic challenges in the wake of a long shutdown make it difficult to forecast if and when many companies will fully … [More]

COVID-19 Staffing Resources for Businesses and their Workers

by Jenay Sellers

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth many challenges for nearly every type of business. Some are benefitting, experiencing surging demands for their products or services as a result of demand increasing for a particular industry while others have been left struggling to pick up the pieces, especially if they were deemed nonessential and forced to close their doors for an … [More]