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Reports Says Arizona Relies Heavily on Trade with Mexico

Arizona rates second among the states that would be most impacted if a trade battle were to unfold with Mexico. So predicts WalletHub, a personal finance website, which analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia across five categories of exports, imports and jobs. Incurring an overall score of 92.83 on a 100-point scale, […]

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Trade Secrets

May 17 at NACET 11:30-1:00 p.m.  Trade Secrets can be important intellectual property in many businesses.  This free seminar will include an introduction to trade secrets and provide a case study.  Lunch is provided.  (928) 213-9234  Registration suggested

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Learn to Become an Exporter

Feb. 23 at NACET 1:30-3:00pm   Kevin J. O’Shea, from the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss the STEP program.  It is based on assisting small and medium-sized businesses to become first-time exporters.  Under the program, the ACA is also assisting companies who already are exporting to enter new additional export markets.  They are doing this […]

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Top 2011 Small Business Policy Developments

This week SBE Council issued “Top Policy Highlights and Lowlights for Small Business in 2011,” a list of significant policy developments this past year for the nation’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan said the list includes a range of issues that will impact the economic and business climate for 2012 and […]

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Exporting Key to Region’s Economic Improvement

One way to strengthen Northern Arizona’s economy is to look to international markets. That’s where Export University comes in. Held last month in Flagstaff, Export University was a day-long training with government and industry extolling the benefits of international expansion. It’s like learning to ride a bike, says Andy Kruse, who is passionate about exporting. […]

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Is It Really Is Safe to Go Back In the Water?

Ever thought about opening your own business? Well, think again. If statistics are reliable, most businesses go out of business within their first decade (as high as 60% according to some reports). The turnover of storefronts from Hunt Avenue to Aspen during the past several years is enough to convince. Nevertheless, owning your own business […]

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SBE Comments on Latest Employment Numbers

Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement on the February jobs data: “Finally, we have a month in which all of the major jobs numbers moved in a positive direction. The payroll survey showed employment up by 192,000 in February. Particularly interesting, the private […]

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