Small Businesses

Arizona Technology Council Seeks to Make Arizona the Fastest-growing Tech Hub in the Nation

Arizona’s biggest technology business group will push for legislation to restore career and technical education funding for high school freshmen and boost private-investment tax credits in 2017. Read more at The Arizona Technology Council says its legislative priorities are aimed at improving the business climate for high-tech companies by widening access to capital, supporting tech-related job growth and attracting and training tech workers. Arizona already is a center of

Tucson-based Nextrio’s: 3x's the business, 3x's the fun

It was many years ago that Cristie Street’s maternal grandmother Lula Mae warned her sternly that “successful women do not mix business and pleasure.” Well, that was then and this is now and Cristie still violated that rule. Source: How to triple a business advantage: the Tucson-based Nextrio’s story – Inside Tucson Business: News Taken to yet another level, this is the conversation Cristie had with her 11-year-old daughter, Scarlett

Arizona small business growth for 2017 outpaces national average

Though only 24 respondents were from Arizona, it could reflect a statewide growth. Source: Survey: Small business growth for 2017 outpacing national average – Phoenix Business Journal By Steven Totten Arizona’s small businesses may be doing better than the national average. Small business insurer Insureon surveyed more than 1,000 businesses nationwide for its 2017 Small Business Outlook, using Google Surveys. 24 small businesses from Arizona were surveyed, and based on their

Ice Cream Throwback

The mom and pop run Isabella’s Ice Cream is bringing old timey goodness to Fourth Avenue. Source: Ice Dreams | Chow Feature | Tucson Weekly Just stepping into the place brings you back. Even if you didn’t grow up, or were even born, in the 1920s, Isabella’s Ice Cream shop exudes vintage beauty in all its glory. The walls are hued in muted pastel stripes of bright berry, cocoa and

CHANDLER — When John Chung opened his first restaurant, Gogi, in Chandler, only 10 percent of his customers were American. He was primarily focused on Korean consumers.   But that is no longer the case. “Now our main customers are Americans and Chinese. Families, friends and companies of all different groups now come to eat their meals here,” Chung said. And he said he’s not the only restaurant owner seeing

Small Business Saturday benefits beyond bottom line

Many may be focused on Black Friday but it seems like more people than ever have their eye on Small Business Saturday. A record number of people are planning to spend money at local shops, and it pays off for businesses and customers beyond what you buy. Source: Small Business Saturday benefits beyond bottom line – ABC15 Arizona