The Startup Journal – Building an Audience

For our fourth entry of the AZ Tech Beat Startup Journal, we spoke to Stephen Campbell and Dan Roberts, the co-founders of Tip.ly, a payment application that allows you to pay anyone, anywhere, without the exchange of personal information. The two founders touched on customer acquisition as well as challenges faced for startups in their early phases. … Read more

Gangplank co-working expands to Queen Creek

A new co-working space has opened in Queen Creek with the intention of bridging important resources to prospective small businesses. Gangplank cut the ribbon on its new location in the Queen Creek Town Center on April 9th after being approved for a one year lease with the town council in February.   “Our vision for … Read more

Know when it's time to fire yourself – lessons learned from Matt Pittinsky, CEO Parchment

While startups and CEOs might be glamorized in TV shows and the media, the honest truth is that, “It often sucks to be an entrepreneur,” Matt Pittinsky, CEO Parchment said. When you own a business, you have to deal with competitors, raising money, putting out fires, hiring and firing people, try to have a work/life … Read more

Third annual PressNomics conference brings together WordPress Community

The third installment of the annual PressNomics conference kicked off today with hundreds of guests and more than 15 speakers at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. The event brings together companies from the WordPress community to engage in conversation centered around the success and failures of running a business. The conference is … Read more

Manage your company's online reputation – AZTB Lunch and Learn Jan.

Last month, at AZ Tech Beat’s December Lunch and Learn, Annette Zinky, president and CEO of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, offered advice on building an effective company culture and raising employees’ mojo to the max. Zinky touched on many topics explaining what it means to create a distinctive business culture and … Read more

Arizona’s universities get down to business and rise in national rankings

Looking for a business school to help you get the know-how necessary to succeed? You can’t go wrong when both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are ranked in the Top 30 of business programs nationwide, according to a report released by US News. The UA’s Eller College of Management and ASU’s W.P. … Read more