WEBINAR – Mar 9, 10 & 11: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Rick McCartney

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 126: TUESDAY - March 9 | 9:00 AM How Going Green Can Financially Help Your Business Join us for a session focused on environment-friendly tactics that can help your business save on costs, featuring … [More]

Vote 2021: Where to Vote In-Person or Drop-off Your Early Ballot for March 9 Election

City of Phoenix

In-person early voting for the City of Phoenix Runoff Election began on February 10, 2021 and will continue through tomorrow, Friday, March 5, 2021. Individuals who wish to vote in person can visit Phoenix City Hall at 2 00 W. Washington St. Voting centers will be used for this election. Voters can vote at any of the 12 voting center locations. The voting centers will be … [More]

Majority of Small Business Owners Reported Hiring or Trying to Hire in February


According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, 56% of small business owners reported hiring or trying to hire in February, up five points from January. A net 18% of owners reported they are planning to create new jobs in the next three months. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the labor market, especially when some parts of Main Street are still closed or restricted due … [More]

A Healthcare Staffing, Recruiting and Training Agency Launches due to Impact of Pandemic


In response to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases and the impact it has had on the health care industry, the Agboola family has launched FreshStart—a health care staffing, recruiting and training agency. “As a family, we first launched Senior Placement Services (SPS) to address a need from our most vulnerable adults in the Phoenix area who are facing long-term illnesses and … [More]

S&P500 Racial Justice and DEI Scorecard Separates Leaders from Laggards, Says Nonprofit

As You Sow

As You Sow today released two S&P500 scorecards — one assessing companies on racial justice and the other on workplace equity disclosures. These benchmarks distinguish leaders from laggards on these material issues. The data includes 22 key performance indicators on racial justice and 31 key performance indicators on workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) … [More]

Expanding Access to Credit Could Shrink the Homeownership Race Gap

Rick McCartney

Limited access to credit-building products and services disproportionately cuts off Black and Latinx Americans from the wealth-building advantages of homeownership that can last for generations, a new Zillow® analysis shows, shedding light on a prime barrier to entry for prospective homeowners of color. Twenty-six million Americans do not have a credit recordi and around … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Highest since the Great Depression

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending February 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 745,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 6,000 from 730,000 to 736,000. The 4-week moving average was 790,750, a decrease of 16,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

City of Phoenix Premieres New Website of Small Business Resources

City of Phoenix

Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees comprise 94 percent of all businesses in the city of Phoenix. The continuing Covid-19 health emergency put those businesses on a footing to adapt and reinvent operations to survive. Helping companies move from survival to resurgence is the mission of a new website published by the city of Phoenix. The Phoenix Small Business Toolbox … [More]

Productivity and Job Satisfaction Driven by Where You Live, Says Study


Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, today released region-specific findings from the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study which surveyed 1,000 American workers about their sentiment around their current jobs and the future of work. The study highlights a positive nationwide productivity statistic with 70 percent of those employees reporting being "more … [More]

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