Virtual Services Co. Helping Businesses Adapt to the New ‘Virtual’ Normal

Smart to Finish Office Solutions

As more entrepreneurs race to move their operations online during the pandemic, Smart to Finish Office Solutions (STF) is helping them adapt to the new ‘virtual’ normal by providing cost effective online marketing solutions. According to Amber Miller, the founder and Chief Delegation Officer of STF, “COVID-19 is changing the way companies do business online.  From overseeing … [More]

Arizona Business Consortium Comes Together to Solve Problems, Deliver Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges

US POWER AZ PPE LLC

The Consortium was established with the goal of providing creative solutions and resources to Arizona businesses as they look for ways to safely open and for the long-term health and success of their businesses. Our goal at US POWER AZ PPE (POWER PPE) is to combine technology and innovation to give businesses, and everyday Arizonans, the resources they need to feel confident … [More]

TESTING: Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Available

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Department of Health Services and ASU Biodesign have partnered to make available COVID-19 saliva testing for Arizonans. It’s quick, easy and free. Testing is available this morning in Tempe and Tucson. Details: Tempe Testing Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium - 2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282 When: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM How: Pre-registration is required Tucson … [More]

Public Health Recommendations Released for Safe Reopening in Arizona

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced public health recommendations for the eventual safe reopening of paused businesses in the state of Arizona. On June 27, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-43 “Pausing of Arizona’s Reopening.” This paused the reopening of several specific industries with operations that are considered by public health to … [More]

Scottsdale City Council Approves Arts and Culture Coronavirus Grant Program

Scottsdale Arts

The Scottsdale City Council has approved $1.5 million from the city’s Federal CARES Act funding to help nonprofit arts and culture organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grant funding will support programming and safe, alternative facilities reopening. “Scottsdale has always appreciated and supported arts and culture activities – they’re a vital part of our … [More]

Three Steps to Take if an Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

by Karen Stafford, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM – SCP

Your employee has symptoms and the doctor said it could be COVID-19. What do you do now? The steps you take next are critical. The goal is to both contain the virus as much as possible and follow workplace requirements. Following these three steps can help you accomplish that goal. Follow the Requirements While it is important to minimize risk to your other employees, … [More]

Statewide Campaign to Promote Mask Use Developed in Partnership with Arizona Advertising Agencies

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide campaign developed in partnership with Arizona advertising and public relations firms to promote the use of masks and other important precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19. This first-of-its-kind collaboration will feature creative concepts in English and Spanish developed by Arizona’s leaders in advertising supported by $3 … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Cómo los empresarios pueden encontrar oportunidades de negocios durante una pandemia y una recesión

por Edgar R. Olivo

Después de haber trabajado con innumerables emprendedores en una gama amplia de industrias y tamaños, la resistencia y la determinación son las características de cada empresa exitosa, y cuando se trata de comenzar de nuevo, en mi opinión, los emprendedores pueden ser los mejores para pivotar en tiempos difíciles. Pero con todas las malas noticias que inundan nuestras … [More]

How Entrepreneurs Can Find Business Opportunities during a Pandemic and a Recession

by Edgar R. Olivo

Having worked with countless entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries and sizes, I’ve seen that resiliency and grit are the cornerstones to every successful venture, and when it comes to starting over, in my opinion, entrepreneurs may be the best at pivoting under challenging times. But with all the bad news flooding our screens about the state of our public health and … [More]

Ducey Asks for Extended Unemployment, Utility Assistance, Liability Protection

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey sent a letter to the Arizona Congressional Delegation providing his input on the next phase of the COVID-19 relief package being discussed in Congress. In the letter, the Governor requested an extension of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, which is set to expire this month. In addition to discussing unemployment assistance, the Governor also … [More]