Arizona Commerce Authority Hosts Milestone 200th Small Business Boot Camp

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) will host the 200th Small Business Boot Camp on November 4. Launched in April 2020 as a six-week program to help small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of the pandemic, the Small Business Boot Camp has developed into a comprehensive resource for small businesses. The first-of-its-kind program connects entrepreneurs and small … [More]

Agent-Allied Homeward Expands Footprint into Phoenix Metro Market


Homeward, a modern home finance company that enables real estate agents to give every client the negotiating power of cash, has expanded its markets to include Phoenix. Phoenix was an obvious choice for Homeward, which already operates in Texas, Georgia, and Colorado, for several reasons. As of July 2021, cash transactions as a percent of home sales were 23% compared to 15% … [More]

U.S. News 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings Includes UArizona (#99) and ASU (#165)

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today published the 2022 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings. The new edition evaluates more than 1,700 schools in the overall ranking – up from nearly 1,500 last year – on academic research and reputation. The U.S. leads the overall ranking, with schools in the top four spots. … [More]

Pet Ownership Soars among Home Buyers, Influencing Purchase Decisions


New Zillow datai finds pandemic pet ownership is soaring among home buyers, impacting the types of homes they are likely to buy. Zillow's 2021 Consumer Housing Trends Report finds nearly three-quarters of home buyers report having at least one pet at home (73%), a big jump from the 64% of buyers who reported having a pet in 2020. Pet owners are more likely to … [More]

Rising Rates Expected to Dull House-Buying Power, According to House Price Index

First American Financial Corporation

First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released the August 2021 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). The RHPI measures the price changes of single-family properties throughout the U.S. adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes on … [More]

Become a Top-Tier Manager and Lead Your Team to Greatness

It’s the moment you’ve been working toward for years — you’ve finally been promoted to manager! But your initial wave of excitement quickly ebbs once the reality of your situation sinks in: Your success now hinges entirely on the performance of others, and you’ve been offered no managerial training to help you navigate this new frontier. “Few organizations provide new … [More]

Estate Planning Tips for Business Owners

By Lou Silverman, Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law

We usually think of estate planning in terms of wills and trusts, how we pass assets onto our children and who will take care of us when we are unable to take care of ourselves. All of that is true, but if you have a business, there are many additional considerations. You first must consider your business structure. Do you have a corporation, a limited liability company, or … [More]

Phoenix Tops Western Markets for Industrial Real Estate Transactions

by Jeff Hamann

Investment in industrial assets has taken flight this year: More than $36.6 billion in transactions closed year-to-date through August, data from CommercialEdge shows, a 40.7 percent increase from the $26 billion during the same time last year. Pricing has grown nearly as fast, averaging $106.09 per square foot, an increase of 20.6 percent compared to 2020.The Western region, … [More]

Why Are Good Employees Leaving Your Company? 5 Tips to Keep Them

The job quitting isn’t stopping: a record 4.3 million workers left their jobs in August – a milestone that followed the April landmark of 4 million Americans exiting their companies. Some people are leaving their jobs because the COVID-19 pandemic caused them to reconsider how much their companies value them. In that context, whether it’s a matter of pay, work demands, … [More]

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