small businesses

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Mar 31, 2023

Hobbs vetoes vaccine religious exemption, homeless visibility bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs added to her veto tally Thursday, rejecting two more measures approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Mar 28, 2023

Women entrepreneurs focus on business, personal growth in new program

Existing and aspiring business owners attended the first 12-week business growth mentorship program put on by ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence and Chicanos Por la Causa Prestamos Women’s Business Center.

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Mar 23, 2023

HB2290 will increase health care costs

HB2290 will increase the cost of health care and add significant costs to Arizona taxpayers. We urge lawmakers to reject this proposal.

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Mar 20, 2023

HB 2404 fundamentally misunderstands franchise business model

HB 2404, currently being considered in the state Legislature, would have far-reaching and harmful ramifications for franchisors, franchisees, workers and the Arizona economy.

Aug 22, 2022

Congress must stop anti-tech legislation that will hurt small businesses

After years of digital advertising success, I'm perplexed that some in Congress are trying to pass the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992/AICOA), which targets companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon that help small businesses grow.

Jun 14, 2022

Federal data privacy laws needed to help small businesses

For small businesses to thrive, we need Senators Kelly and Sinema to fight for Arizona small businesses by enacting a federal data privacy law.

Oct 15, 2015

Big banks dominate lending market, but some find success with community banks

For many small businesses, it’s not the idea they struggle with, it’s getting the money to fund it.

May 27, 2015

Advocate says new clean water rules will protect Arizona, but Republicans say they go too far

New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands ai??i?? and the drinking water of 117 million Americans ai??i?? are being praised by environmentalists as a victory for clean water and criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.

May 6, 2015

New study ranks Tucson area among worst for small business employees

A new study shows the Tucson area is among the worst in the nation to work for a small business.

Feb 2, 2015

Bill proposes equity crowdfunding legalization

Small businesses could start offering a stake in their companies to investors online through equity crowdfunding if a bill authored by Rep. Jeff Weninger and Sen. David Farnsworth passes.

Jul 29, 2013

Power Struggle

Showdown looms over electrical deregulation
For a century, public utilities have produced and delivered electricity to homes and industries in a system that guarantees their profit and ensures steady service to residents.

Now, the Arizona Corporation Commission is considering whether to shake up the monopolies and bring competition to the state.

Feb 11, 2013

Reducing debt should be Obama’s top priority

Small businesses in Arizona employ 46 percent of the private-sector workforce. They are an important economic engine to the state, and to the nation. But the uncertainty in Washington makes it difficult for them to live up to the full potential that we all know small business can be. When I was voted CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), I made it a priority to engage our more than[...]