Phoenix Leading the Way

by RaeAnne Marsh

Arizona in general and Metro Phoenix specifically consistently rank high for entrepreneurship. It should be no surprise, then, that innovation emanates from here as businesses in our community pioneer products and services that grow their business and challenge their industry. In Business Magazine has gathered examples from diverse industries across our … [More]

Real-Time Care Coordination across Arizona

by Mike Hunter

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s partnership earlier this year with PatientPing, the nation’s most comprehensive care coordination platform, was part of its efforts to improve patient care outcomes across the State of Arizona. The statewide partnership, coordinated through AzHHA’s Affiliated Partners Program, connects all AzHHA’s member hospitals and … [More]

Ridesharing Apps and Safety

by Krav Maga Worldwide

Ridesharing apps quickly became an asset for around-town traveling. Here are some safety tips to make them a stronger and safer asset; this is knowledge that can help prevent an unwanted, even dangerous, situation. Double check and then check again. Ride-sharing services provide the driver’s first name, photo, license plate number, picture of the vehicle and their driver’s … [More]

Incubating Resource Innovation and Solutions

by Beth Cochran

Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste leaks into the ocean every year. Less than half of the U.S. population has access to automatic curbside recycling, and billions of pounds of grease trap waste is ending up in our nation’s sewers every year, causing severe overflows. Luckily, there are several innovative startup ventures working to solve these very problems, … [More]

Dating Concierge Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

Customized dates as a business? That was Dana Lam and Martin Kupper’s idea back in 2017 when they founded their company recently rebranded as Surprise Date Challenge. Based in Phoenix, Surprise Date Challenge helps couples enhance romance and connection through date concierge services. Owners and real-life couple Lam and Kupper create customized, unique date activities that … [More]

Dash Cams Address Driver Risk

by Mike Hunter

GPS Insight, a leading provider of fleet software to organizations with fleets of vehicles, trailers and other mobile assets, has partnered with Netradyne to offer its customers the Driveri 360° AI Fleet Camera, which is designed to enhance driver safety by capturing and analyzing every minute on the road. “Organizations have long been using fleet software to monitor driver … [More]

Shoes Fitted by Technology

Mike Hunter

3D Fit Drone is a revolutionary shoe-fitting technology from Road Runner Sports that captures an accurate three-dimensional scan of customers’ feet in just seven seconds and records six critical foot measurements: foot size, length, width, arch height, instep and heel width. One of the biggest breakthroughs in the shoe-fitting industry in recent years, this augments the brand’s … [More]

TopLine Strategies Joins Wipfli

Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based TopLine Strategies has joined Wipfli, one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States. This transaction is the ninth for Wipfli in three years and marks its first physical location in theSouthwestern  United States. Founded in 1987, TopLine Strategies has been providing CRM and BI solutions to businesses in the Southwestern United States … [More]

Doug Fulton, Fulton Homes

from Doug Fulton

Many industry shake-ups are being pioneered here in our local business community. It’s happening in a range of businesses from entertainment to professional services to retail. There’s no doubt about it, Arizona is red hot right now when it comes to business and population growth. The business-friendly climate and the still relatively inexpensive cost of living are two of … [More]

Be Alert for Operational Inefficiencies

by Larry Fredette

While company processes and procedures are necessary, some may be distracting a business’s employees from delivering on company goals. Operational inefficiencies waste time, cost money, reduce quality, and impact associates’ morale and even client/customer retention. Since there are so many places to look for operational inefficiencies, business owners should start by … [More]

Looking Good 2019: September Standouts

by Mike Hunter

ACHIEVEMENTS Sundt Rises on Top 400 Contractors List Tempe-based Sundt Construction, Inc. climbed 11 spots to No. 54 on Engineering News Record’s 2019 Top 400 Contractors list. ENR, the construction industry’s principal trade publication, generates its list of Top 400 Contractors based on the prior year’s construction revenue. Sundt reported $1.4 billion in construction … [More]

What Business Owners Should Know about Lobbying

by Rana Lashgari

What do you picture when you think of a lobbyist? Perhaps an older gentleman, with a slick suit, power walking down a marble hallway in Washington, D.C., flanked by a team of big-money corporate executives congratulating each other on the deal they made on the golf course? Most people have a Hollywood idea of what lobbyists do; they have no idea what the day-to-day work of a … [More]

Come Full Circle with NAWBO Phoenix

by Angela Garmon

National Association of Women Business Owners  represents the voice of the 12 million women business owners (WBOs) across the nation. This year, NAWBO Phoenix will focus its efforts on understanding what is impacting WBOs in the Valley to begin addressing some of the challenges and removing barriers to success. As we continue to see a rise in WBOs across the nation, there … [More]

Your Ideal Prospect/Client Needs You!

by Julie Cook

When was the last time you thought about connecting with your ideal prospect in the hopes of turning them into your ideal client: Today? Yesterday? Last week or month? Well, you are just like the rest of us. We all want to be in front of that person or business we have defined as our “Ideal Client.” Now, how do we go about doing that? Let’s just say you have a website that … [More]

Another Viewpoint about Women on Corporate Boards

by Ronit Urman

Throughout my year as president of NAWBO Phoenix, the issue of legislating women on boards, as they recently did in California, has been our most talkedabout subject. We have tried to potlight different viewpoints on the subject. This time, we found someone who has actually done it, and tried to get her point of view. We reached out to Chas Roberts A/C & Plumbing CEO … [More]

You Don’t Need a Headshot

by Karianne Munstedt

Two seconds. That’s how long a typical user will spend on your website or social media platform —unless something captures their interest. You have two seconds to make a connection. You have two seconds to tell a compelling story. What’s one thing that will hold their interest and cause them to stay for more than two seconds? Captivating visuals. So, if visuals are so … [More]

Seven Extraordinary Lessons for Accomplishing Your Dream Learned from a Nine-Year-Old and an Overboard Wish

by Jean Briese

My little one, Allie, is about to turn 10 years old. Being a social mediasavvy kid (she did grow up with a mom who worked in technology), she created a wish list on Amazon and sent me this message: “I really, really want this hoverboard. Can I get it?” “Sure,” I said. “Do you have enough money?” “I don’t have any money,” she replied. “I’m just a kid.” “You get … [More]

Top 10 Tips for Better Media Interviews

by Laurie W. Anderson

As many business owners know, publicity is a cost-effective way to get your message out to your target audiences. Publicity has an important, implied third-party endorsement/credibility. While every media interview is different, there are some basic rules you can follow in any interview situation to make your presentation most effective. Whether you are working with a reporter … [More]

Help! What Kind of Video Do I Need for My Business?

by Helen (Hyun Lee) Kim

It depends on where you want to go. There are as many types of videos for business as there are cars on I-10 at rush hour. When you’re stuck in traffic, you can’t help noticing that some cars are old, some are new; some are fast, some are slow; some are sleek, some are unsightly; some are massive, some are so small they could fit inside a closet. Regardless of looks, cars are … [More]

Arizona Companies Score on LBGTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies

by Elliott Kozuch

America’s leading companies and law firms are meeting strengthened criteria to meet the evolving needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community around the world, according to the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) recently released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. The … [More]

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