Tuesday, December 17, 2013

InfusionSoft's Icon Conference Expanding to Phoenix

ICON14: The Ultimate Event For Small Business Success

ICON14 Small Business Conference

InfusionSoft is expanding their annual conference next year to a bigger location in order to accommodate the record 3000 entrepreneurs and small business owners expected to attend from all over the globe. The creator of small-business sales and marketing software is hosting Icon14 April 23-25 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The 3 day event will be filled with what is being billed as the "brightest minds in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship." Scheduled speakers include: Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, JJ Ramberg, and Peter Shankman. The conference sold out the past two years, so if you're planning to attend, I would recommend registering as soon as possible, as well as reserve a room and rental car if necessary. More details can be found on their website:

Monday, August 26, 2013

SEO Tips & Learn in San Antonio Texas

SEO courses provided online?
SEO Classes in San Antonio Texas
You can take them in San Antonio Texas!?  This website has some great training classes on SEO and they provide hands on help with any questions you may have on the topic of SEO.   There are a lot of SEO tips provided here. 

I love finding great tools on the internet that provide small business with the opportunity to learn Social Media and Adwords for small business.  

I think helping small business learn about SEO and encourage businesses to take learning into their own hands is always a good thing.  Check out the page that I found by clicking here.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Phoenix Valley of The Sun Kiwanis - A Great Business Philanthropy Organization

Kiwanis - Valley of The Sun - Phoenix

Kiwanis Club, of course, is one of the older organizations for businesses and focuses on helping the community. Here's information on the Kiwanis Valley of the Sun Club in Phoenix:

We invite you to learn more about our service club.  If you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact Alan Propper at 602-505-6524, or just come to one of our regularly scheduled meetings.

Our meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street, on the corner of 7th Street and Thomas Road, in downtown Phoenix.
For more information, please email us at: info@voskiwanis.org
For a membership application, please click here VOSK Membership Application.pdf.

To check out their webpage and find out how to become a member, and see their impressive list of upcoming events, click here:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Why You Should Join The North Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce

Everybody has heard of "The Chamber Of Commerce" right? We all know it exists, yet we don't all necessarily know what it is, or what it is for. Yes, it's a business entity that connects other businesses together, but at least for me, that was the extent to which I'd looked into it.....until now......

In looking for great things to post on my blog that will help small business owners in Phoenix, I did a little tooling around checking out Chambers of Commerce in Arizona. While I'm sure every Chamber of Commerce has its benefits, this blog post is about The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. (NPCC)

The reasons for joining the Chamber of Commerce are fairly simple: It provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with business related perks and benefits you otherwise don't have. It's like joining a special club for small business owners, and it allows you to network with other business owners, and ultimately grow your business. Learn from like minded people, and get your business name out there among the movers and shakers in the North Phoenix business world.

The NPCC provides training workshops and other educational events for its members. The NPCC also prides itself on it's ability to provide its members with the following:

  • Providing Members with a technical edge – their own website within a website hosted by NPCC 
  • Health Benefits
  • Free Inclusion on our online Directory
  • Discounted Advertising on our website and in our Newsletter 
  • Discounts on other Member Services including – Identity Theft; Advertising; Marketing; Insurance; Storage 
 To learn more, check out their website here:

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Phoenix SCORE Program Educates Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

The SCORE program in Phoenix, Arizona is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. 

SCORE has over 13,000 volunteers nationwide who offer confidential business counseling service at no charge. There are 364 Chapters throughout the U.S., and provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7.  

Click here for more information.

SCORE Phoenix Small Business Education

Free Phoenix Business Website - GYBO by Google

If there's one thing you do today, get your business online.

Google has set up a program to help small businesses set up their own website. It's part of huge promotion designed to get small businesses in all 50 states online with websites.

"Small businesses are vital to America's economic future; they comprise half the U.S. GDP and create two-thirds of all new jobs. About half of them currently do not have a website. By making it fast, easy, and free for any business to get online, we're hoping to change those numbers." (google)

What's even better, this program is 100% FREE! That's right, Google will help you set up your small business website for free. 

Get Your Phoenix Small Business Online with Google With this awesome free Google program, you will get:
  • business listing on Google
  • easy to build website
  • customized domain name
To learn more and to get started with Google's free website program click here.

Small Business Startup Help from City of Phoenix

Getting help starting up a small business can seem overwhelming. You have this great idea for a business but where do you start? If you live in Phoenix and want to start up a business, you are in luck. The city of Phoenix has a pretty great website, with a section devoted to business and a multitude of resources and programs to help with your business. 

You can find information about doing business with the city, grants and funding opportunities, business opportunities for small and disadvantaged enterprise businesses, and zoning and permits.  There’s even a guide to help businesses and residents understand the city’s development review process. 

 You will learn things like:
    Phoenix City View
  • get business license and tax information
  • find a site for your business
  • learn about the commercial development review process
  • view city ordinances and codes
  • find growth and expansion assistance programs
  • get options for financing your business
  • find hiring services in Phoenix
  • find certification and business opportunity workshops

To check it out and learn more, click here.