Jason Kaplan: Steering Success

by Sue Kern-Fleischer

Jason Kaplan is not an advocate of driving blindly, yet when he looks back at when he launched his chauffeured transportation business, The Driver Provider, he attributes some of his success to his naiveté. He came up with concept in 1995 and, in 1997, sold his car to lease his first company vehicle — which he drove himself, working odd hours to gain clients — and then … [More]

Warren Adelman, GoDaddy.com

from Warren Adelman

Innovators and entrepreneurs are a big part of what makes business thrive in any community. Here in the Valley, their tenacity, ingenuity and perseverance are making our community popular for start-ups and even for established corporations who are reinventing themselves or creating new products. GoDaddy.com is fortunate to have an “inside look” at online entrepreneurs. As … [More]

Online Sales Tax: Can Retail Make a Level Playing Field?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Online sales tax “is a different political issue now than it was 15 years ago,” says Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, a statewide taxpayer organization that represents Arizona individuals and businesses. Then, online sales tax was viewed as a hindrance that would cripple the Internet; now, it’s the center of a debate on what many view as a huge … [More]

The Media Mileage of Corporate Philanthropy

by J. Rentilly

Though the economy continues to endure the deeper valleys of a rollercoaster half-decade, with employment rates still sagging, real estate sales only beginning to regain a pulse and consumer spending remaining stagnant, many Arizona small businesses and corporations are nevertheless embracing philanthropic opportunities as a means of staying connected to their communities while … [More]