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]