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Austin-based Dropoff Expands to Colorado and Arizona

SiliconHills

Dropoff has expanded its same day delivery for business service to Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. There […] The post Austin-based Dropoff Expands to Colorado and Arizona appeared first on SiliconHills. The Austin-based startup expanded to other markets in Texas and to Florida and California last year. With the addition of these new markets, Dropoff’s same day delivery service now reaches more than 55 million people across the U.S.

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Will Work for Equity - Investing in Clients - Arizona Bay

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Why Arizona Bay started taking stock from its customers instead of cash. Last spring, Dave Graham , founder of software consulting firm Arizona Bay, learned that a major client, Jumpstart Automotive Media, had been acquired for more than $80 million. Jumpstart was one of Grahams first clients; it signed on shortly after he founded Arizona Bay, in 2000. Arizona Bay, after all, had built the IT infrastructure and Web applications that Jumpstart needed to hit it big.

You Don’t Need Delaware to Start Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

I live in Arizona, so I’ll use that state as an example. If your home state is Arizona, and you plan to do business there, following is a list of five key advantages of incorporating your business in Arizona: Incorporation fees are low. Local attorneys, if required, are more familiar with Arizona laws. Let’s take a closer look at some of these advantages: Arizona incorporation fees are low. Arizona is close to the bottom, with statutory fees of only $60.

What Is Boulder Like?

Feld Thoughts

I spent the last month in Arizona. I missed Boulder and thought I might need a refresher on what it’s like. The post What Is Boulder Like? appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Places Boulder

Immigration policy and the future of work

deal architect

It is tough to ignore immigration talk given all the noise coming out of Arizona and Washington. But I have been thinking even more about it, with a recent trip to Ireland and the GigaOm event last week on the.

8 Ways Your Old School Can Energize Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I live in Arizona, home of Arizona State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Most aspiring entrepreneurs look to their alma mater, or any university, as a source of classes that can help them, but neglect to think outside the box or take advantage of all the other resources to be found there. The lesson of finding help, connections, and even funding where other people may never look is one that makes all the difference in the entrepreneur lifestyle.

Employee Life Goals: Starbucks and MasterLube

Tim Keane

Starbucks announced this week that it is partnering with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate education available at a steep discount to 135,000 US employees who work at least 20 hours a week. Workers will be able to choose. Managing Company Growth

6 Drivers For Aspiring Entrepreneurs To Finish School

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I do business mentoring at nearby Arizona State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. A continuing question I hear from young entrepreneurs is whether a university degree is important to startup success, or just a distraction in achieving their purpose in the world.

When Planning A Startup, A Top Priority Is Location

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, if you are working on a great social networking idea to replace Facebook, and need funding, you probably won’t find any interested and focused VCs or Angel investors in Arizona, where I live. On the other hand, if you are into solar technologies, there is probably an advantage to being in Arizona or a similar location.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

Most states provide an exception for household and domestic employees , such as Alabama, Arizona, Colorado (when part-time), D.C by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Pivot Freight Lands $2 Million in Financing and New CEO

SiliconHills

Pivot Freight, which relocated from Arizona to Austin last year, announced Monday that is has received $2 million in seed round financing. Rob Taylor also joined Pivot Freight as its CEO. He previously served on the founding leadership teams of both TrueCar and BlackLocus. He met the Pivot Freight team when he served as a […] The post Pivot Freight Lands $2 Million in Financing and New CEO appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Pivot Freight TechStars Austin

Startups Need to Leverage Their Local Universities

Startup Professionals Musings

Look for special programs for entrepreneurs, like the Arizona State University Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator program that I am familiar with, available to non-students. For example, I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, home of Arizona State University. An underutilized, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your alma mater, including any local university.

ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service

SiliconHills

Austin-based ConfirmX has launched its Urgent Care Check-In Service in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded by Dr. Sherard Houston, an emergency room physician, makes online search and check-in for emergency rooms and urgent care facilities easier for patients. And the company drives more business to the healthcare facilities. Dr. […] The post ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

Q&A with Mining Executive Richard Warke: Making Decisions in a Risky Environment

Hearpreneur

Warke’s sale of Arizona Mining Inc. An ocelot had been photographed near our Rosemont project in Arizona, a highly unusual spotting in that location. Some have termed Arizona Mining your “grand-slam” project even though it was Ventana Gold that had the large 13,000 percent appreciation. Richard Warke: Arizona Mining’s zinc, lead and silver Taylor project near the U.S./Mexican

7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Look for special programs for entrepreneurs, like the Arizona State University Technopolis program that I am familiar with, available to non-students. For example, I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, home of Arizona State University. An underutilized, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your alma mater, or even any local university.

Healthcare Cloud Provider ClearData Moves to Austin With 100 Jobs

SiliconHills

ClearDATA, a healthcare cloud services company, announced Wednesday to move their headquarters from Arizona to Austin. The Phoenix-based company is expected to bring 100 jobs including 80 which will be created in Austin, according to a news release. The company is working with Cushman & Wakefield to find its new headquarters in Austin. “As a […] The post Healthcare Cloud Provider ClearData Moves to Austin With 100 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

4 Key Questions To Identify Your Ideal Startup Site

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, if you are working on a great social networking idea to replace Facebook, and need funding, you probably won’t find any interested and focused VCs or Angel investors in Arizona, where I live. On the other hand, if you are into solar technologies, there is probably an advantage to being in Arizona or a similar location.

Austin-based Revionics Buys Marketyze

SiliconHills

The company has six employees and offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida, according to its LinkedIn […] The post Austin-based Revionics Buys Marketyze appeared first on SiliconHills. Revionics, which makes price optimization software for retailers, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Marketyze, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Onn Manelson and Nave Ronen founded Marketyze in 2011.

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March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

David Teten

This conference is an evolution of the Alternative Investment Roundup that the executives at SSBC designed, developed and ran each February in Arizona from 1997 through 2008. Each year the Arizona event attracted more than 130 Institutional Investors representing over $2 Trillion in investable assets.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

YoungUpstarts

Lewis Company, an award-winning Scottsdale, Arizona based real estate and investment company. by T.W. Lewis, author of “ Solid Ground: A Foundation For Winning In Work and In Life “ Many people dream of starting their own businesses, but, take it from me, it’s not easy. It took me eighteen years to get prepared so that I could be successful.

How To Trim Startup Operating Expenses Fast

YoungUpstarts

Whether you need to buy workers comp insurance in Arizona , Florida or Virginia, you need to research carefully to find the best rates, bearing in mind that requirements vary from state to state. The United States is the 3rd most startup-friendly nation in the world, behind Germany and Japan, according to US News, but startup entrepreneurs in America still need to keep operating costs under tight control in order to build their companies and make them profitable.

Microchip Technology Acquires Novocell Semiconductor

SiliconHills

Microchip Technology, with offices in Austin and Chandler, Arizona, announced today the acquisition of Novocell Semiconductor. The acquisition was announced today at the 2013 Design Automation conference in Austin. Both board of directors of each firm have approved the deal. The terms of the deal, which is expected to close this month, were not announced. [.] The post Microchip Technology Acquires Novocell Semiconductor appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Steve Blank

Sidnee Peck from Arizona State University’s Carey School of Business attended the last Lean LaunchPad Educators Class. I have spent my entire time at Arizona State University trying to find the most effective tools and methods for teaching entrepreneurship to my students in order to achieve these goals. In 2012, in partnership with Stanford University , U.C. Berkeley and NCIIA , Jerry Engel and I first offered the Lean LaunchPad Educators Class.

5 Things Every Budding Entrepreneur Should Know Before Launching A Startup

YoungUpstarts

Whether you have graduated from a traditional school, or maybe you have secured an online marketing degree through Arizona State University , you should be able to contact past professors or peers for advice and networking. Launching a startup is a huge step into the world of entrepreneurship. Important steps need to be taken before your new business can officially be launched, such as establishing a customer base and securing funding.

Michael A. Wolf – Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Mike Wolf is a mentor of mine, and a role model for many technology entrepreneurs and investors in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. He was recently nominated for this year’s Arizona Governor's Celebration of Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors an individual who has greatly impacted the technology industry in Arizona (vote for him here ). He is a 26-year software veteran who has survived both startups and big companies.

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I live in the Phoenix area, home of Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Most aspiring entrepreneurs look to their alma mater, or any university, as a source of classes that can help them, but neglect to think outside the box or take advantage of all the other resources to be found there.

I Love My Weeks Off The Grid

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I spent the last week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. It was awesome. I was tired and needed a break. I also needed a focused week to finish the final draft of Book #2 ( Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and VC ) that I’m writing with my partner Jason Mendelson. The submission date is March 31st and I think we are going to be three days early.

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How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, if you are working on a great social networking idea to replace Facebook, and need funding, you probably won’t find any interested and focused VCs or Angel investors in Phoenix, Arizona, where I live. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

Real Estate Developer Danny Haber Of oWOW Reinvigorates Bay Area

YoungUpstarts

California’s loss is Nevada and Arizona’s gain. California retains its rank as one of the most desirable states to live in, despite untenable property prices, high taxes, and a cornucopia of social issues. Between 2007 – 2016, 1 million Californians relocated outside of the state largely for financial reasons. California homeowners are selling up and moving East, to neighboring states. While there is an exodus of people , the overall growth rate remains positive.

“If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?”

Hunter Walker

During a test run, in Arizona, an Army colonel ordered the exercise stopped, because, according to the Washington Post , he found the violence to the robot “inhumane.”. I guess Westworld has made this a hot topic, but even better (or at least shorter) is this article “ If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?

Why Great Leaders Give Less Advice and Listen More

Duct Tape Marketing

Disclosure: Life insurance is issued by AXA equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10104 or MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA), an Arizona Stock corporation with its main administration office in Jersey City, NJ and is distributed by AXA Distributors, LLC. Why Great Leaders Give Less Advice and Listen More written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Michael Bungay Stanier. Podcast Transcript.

3 Tips to Protect Your Business

Rembrandt Communications

And, per Andy Martines of Legal Heat, “we just introduced a new, women’s concealed carry class and we are piloting it with free classes at local, Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in Utah and Arizona. (As seen on Little PINK Book). Look forward to happiness and health in the years ahead.

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Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter

Duct Tape Marketing

Disclosure: Life insurance is issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10104 or MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA), an Arizona Stock corporation with its main administration office in Jersey City, NJ and is distributed by AXA Distributors, LLC. Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with David Burkus. Podcast Transcript.

Adding Value: How Solar Panels Help the Value of Your Real Estate

The Startup Magazine

Some of the most active solar panel markets in the United States are California, North Carolina, and Arizona. These days, it’s become trendy to save the world. Entrepreneurs in renewable energy initiatives are making an impact with their disruptive innovations, particularly with ideas that change the way we both work and live.

Higher Education Entrepreneur – ASU’s Michael Crow

Campus Entrepreneurship

Inside Higher Education features an interesting piece describing President Michael Crow’s 8 years of innovation at Arizona State University. From Inside Higher Ed’s Jack Stripling: The “rigid” structures that have come to define academe are targets for Crow, a much-watched university president who sounds as if he’d like to take a sledgehammer to the kinds of colleges and schools that exist at most institutions across the country, including, for the most part, Arizona State.

Making Sales Prospecting Fun and Easy

Duct Tape Marketing

Disclosure: Life insurance is issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10104 or MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA), an Arizona Stock corporation with its main administration office in Jersey City, NJ and is distributed by AXA Distributors, LLC. Making Sales Prospecting Fun and Easy written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Tom Martin. Podcast Transcript.

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Onward And Upward: Your Relocation For Work Guide

YoungUpstarts

If you are lucky enough to take a relocation for work in the states of: Arizona. Did your dream job make an offer? It’s everything you want it to be – except it’s in another city, state, or even country altogether. Around 11% of all job seekers in 2018 relocated. The next person to make the big move could be you! Relocation for work is a serious business.

Juggling A Degree With Starting A Company: How To Survive

YoungUpstarts

Whether you’re finishing up a 4-year program that you never completed, or you’re trying to get a masters in public health online from the University of Arizona , you’re going to find yourself multitasking much more than other students. If you’re heading back to school to further yourself professionally, you may also be considering starting your own company so that you can apply your new skills in real-time as you learn them.

Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs | US News

Campus Entrepreneurship

6) University of Arizona. Here are the top 10 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs for 2010 according to US News and World Report: 1) Babson College. 2) University of Pennsylvania. 3) Indiana University — Bloomington. 4) University of Southern California. 5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 7) University of Texas — Austin. University of California — Berkeley. 9) Syracuse University. 10) Ball State University. Looks like the usual suspects.

ExTreme ReTrailers – Retail On The Move

YoungUpstarts

And one Phoenix, Arizona-based company, ExTreme ReTrailers™ ( www.extremeretrailers.com ), aims to solve the age-old retail challenge of “location, location, location” – they customize and design an entire 7-foot by 14-foot trailer for use for any kind of retail business. Retail is tough business, and even more so during a depressed economy when everyone’s careful about every dollar they spend.

[Review] Six Tires, No Plan

YoungUpstarts

Bruce Halle is the founder of Phoenix, Arizona-based Discount Tire , the world’s largest independent tire retailer with over 800 stores across continental United States. Whenever we talk about the successes of big retail chain stores or the brilliance of its founders, Walmart and its founder Sam Walton often comes to mind. Almost no one you ask would mention the name Bruce Halle. “Bruce who?”, ”, you ask.

“It takes a very special founder to build a media business long term. I have not met many.” Five Questions With Howard Lindzon

Hunter Walker

My family had a home in Arizona and I fell in love with the desert and Arizona State where I went for graduate school in Tempe, Arizona. I ended up staying to work in Arizona and lived there for twenty years. Howard Lindzon invites me to San Diego, excuse me – Coronado, periodically for events like “Lindzonpalooza.”