Open Positions, Labor Quality Continue to Plague Small Businesses, Says Jobs Report


Small business owners continue to attempt to fill historically high levels of open positions, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Twenty-three percent of owners said that labor quality was their top business problem, up one point from last month and in second place behind inflation. Eight percent of owners cited labor costs as their top business problem. Reports of labor … [More]

Arizonans Seek Immediate Action by State Legislature on Water Issues

A poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Walton Family Foundation shows 91% of voters in Arizona believe it is important the State Legislature take action this session to address Arizona's water issues – with 70% saying it is very important. Sixty-six percent of Arizonans also report they are more likely to vote for their state legislator in the upcoming midterm … [More]

Lincoln Property Plans $515M Industrial Megaproject

by Gail Kalinoski

LPC Desert West, the Southwest arm of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co., acquired 140 acres of land for $53 million in Glendale, Ariz., where it will build a $515 million, 2.3 million-square-foot industrial development. The company plans to construct three buildings of 1.3 million square feet, 604,000 square feet and 416,000 square feet, in one single phase. … [More]

Construction Safety Week 2022: Why Businesses Should Prioritize Inclusion in their Approach to Safety

by Dominic Greensmith

Safety in the construction industry rightfully focuses on the proper handling of materials and machinery through process, documentation and oversight. But businesses looking to take their approach to safety to the next level should prioritize building a culture of inclusion. Building Inclusion into Safety Safety is essential in the construction field, and there are … [More]

ASBA Announces Arizona Speaks: What You Need to Know About Elections in Arizona

With an abundance of candidates and policy issues that stand to impact the small business community in this year’s primary and general elections, voting has become increasingly important for small businesses in Arizona. As a result, many businesses are now recognizing the significant impact policy and elected officials have on the wellbeing of their business. The Arizona … [More]

Luxury Residences Break Ground at Foot of Camelback Mountain, Most Units Sold

Ascent at The Phoenician® has officially broken ground on its next phase of development, the Mountainside Residences situated at the base of Camelback Mountain. Overlooking The Phoenician® Golf Course and located adjacent to The Phoenician®, a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, the private, gated community of Ascent at The Phoenician® has become Arizona’s most … [More]

Arizona Firm Takes Region’s Top Honor in Federal Contracting

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Scottsdale-based WW Associates Management & Consulting, LLC (WWA) the 2022 Pacific Region Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year.  The firm was nominated by the contracting office at Ft. Huachuca in recognition of their exceptional results in contract performance, customer support and innovation.  The recognition is … [More]

Addressing Imposter Syndrome: What Decision Makers, Others Need to Know

by Susanne Tedrick

There is a big difference between being nervous about starting a new job or work responsibility versus having imposter syndrome. For most people, feelings of insecurity and anxiety pass, as there is still a fundamental belief in being able to complete the task at hand. On the other hand, someone with imposter syndrome has pervasive, serious doubts about their abilities. They … [More]

MLB Executive Pursues Career in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Arizona Diamondbacks Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nona Lee, resigns from the organization to follow her passion to create lasting change with her work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in America's corporations, sports teams and organizations. "It's time for all of us to face the truth about diversity, equity and inclusion in our … [More]

New Laws for Real Estate Investors and Wholesalers

by Patrick MacQueen

If you are a real estate investor or real estate wholesaler, there are new laws that will affect you. Last week, Governor Ducey signed HB 2747 into law and this new law places disclosure requirements on buyers that enter into residential real estate contracts and then assign the contracts to someone else. In short, HB 2747 applies to real estate wholesalers. Under a typical … [More]

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