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April 7, 2017

Marketing is extremely important for your business; actually, it is your top priority. It does not matter how great your product or service may be if no one knows it exists. Strong marketing tells the world “Hey! We are here!” Here are some guideline...

Photo via Unsplash on Pixabay 

What comes to mind when you think of changing seasons? 

The first thing that comes to my mind is pumpkin spice. Every year when September hits, pumpkin spice is everywhere, from coffee to soup. 

While the cult of "pumpkin...

September 16, 2016

Don't worry, you weren't the only one thinking it!

At Arizona Microcredit Initiative, we get this question ALL the time. And for good reason: The definition of microfinance can change depending on who you ask!

Let's start with the basics. Microfin...

September 1, 2016

Photo courtesy of City of St. Charles, IL via Flickr 

Despite the intimidating shadow of today’s mega-corporations, we still hear often how important small businesses are to the health of our economy, and rightfully so.

Why do I think everyone should c...

February 10, 2016

I don't know about you, but I'm a HUGE Shark Tank fan!

Thanks to the success of ABC's TV show Shark Tank, "shark"/investor Mark Cuban is a household name. Cuban's extensive involvement with startups has earned him his reputation as a seasoned expert....

January 21, 2016

Last weekend, I helped facilitate our first startup workshop of the year in Maricopa, Arizona for a group of eight entrepreneurs.

During our discussion of business models, one participant – a management consultant attending the class to gain a new per...