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Starting one’s own business is a risky proposition, especially when you’re leaving your job as a vice president at a Fortune 100 company to do it. Patrick O’Halleran knew the risks and did it anyway.
Youth entrepreneurship isn’t just about curbside lemonade stands. Generation Y has been making its own income in innovative ways. For many of them, that means entrepreneurship. According to Kauffman Foundation, young entrepreneurship in the U.S. is on the rise, with the 20-34 age group comprising 29 percent of the total new entrepreneurship activity in 2011.
The Mesa Red Mountain Library will sponsor a business course on May 3 and 10 at 1 p.m. The course, titled “How to Start and Build a New Business,” will help entrepreneurs with planning, product branding and developing their business.
Mitzi Montoya, ASU vice president and university dean of entrepreneurship and innovation, speaks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the ASU Chandler Innovation Center and TechShop Chandler on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Mitzi Montoya is the keynote speaker for the Sí Se Puede Foundation’s 14th Annual Educators Awards Recognition Dinner.
Arizona State University will present a new program, Rapid Startup School, that will consist of 12 hour-long modules at Launchpoint, the Mesa Technology Accelerator.
The Mom-e Club, a networking organization for mom entrepreneurs, is collecting entries from mothers on their efforts in entrepreneurship.
When Arizona State University senior Nisarg Patel’s friend returned from a research expedition in Guatemala and expressed concern regarding children drinking contaminated water that could cause diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses, it got Patel thinking about a solution.
(L-R) ASU President Michael Crow, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, Jim Newton, chairman and founder of TechShop, and Mitzi Montoya, ASU vice president and university dean of entrepreneurship and innovation, pose for a photo after the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the ASU Chandler Innovation Center and TechShop Chandler on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
A Chandler business is taking the plunge into the world of Bitcoin.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
Entrepreneurship fuels Ahwatukee’s economic innovation and prosperity. But did you know that when you shop at locally owned businesses, your money is recirculated over and over? With every $100 that is spent at a local retailer, $68 will return to the community through taxes and payroll. These dollars create wealth and additional sales tax revenue to pay for things like parks, libraries, and city services.
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would cut the National Endowment for the Arts by 49 percent. I think this is a terrible idea and call on our congressional delegation to reject this cut.
Four years in the making, Mountain Pointe High School graduate John Swan recently launched a Christian clothing line he hopes will be appealing to all walks of life.
The City of Mesa and Arizona State University are partnering on a technology business accelerator site, to be located at the ASU Polytechnic campus, in the southeast part of the city.
Recently I spoke out in support of a critical effort underway in Arizona: keeping the state’s rooftop solar industry alive. Like school choice and healthcare choice, solar choice should be a core part of the Arizona agenda, and my party’s message.
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will recognize some of Arizona’s best businesses for creating jobs, boosting our economy and treating customers right with the 2013 Spirit of Enterprise awards. Past winners include Cold Stone Creamery, China Mist, Ollie the Trolley and Total Transit (Discount Cab), as well as rapidly growing businesses, such as GlobalMed and WebPT.
As it has for years, the Mesa Fire Department invested Thursday in the training of fire science students at the East Valley Institute of Technology by donating an item the school could not otherwise afford: a 1997 Pierce Quantum 4-door cab fire truck.
We will remember 2012 as a year of change and extremely hard work by our board, staff and countless volunteers. As we wrap up the year, we thought we would take this opportunity to summarize what your Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has been up to since January of this year.
The South Mountain Community College Ahwatukee Foothills campus is offering an Entrepreneurship Certificate Program with seven different classes in all aspects of running a small business including marketing, finance, hiring and managing employees and creating business plans.
With temperatures finally falling and the holidays near, it’s easy to forget we live in the desert. Reliable water and electricity supplies are the foundations for our thriving metropolitan area.
The Nov. 16 guest commentary by Arizona State University English professor Neal A. Lester (“In recipe for success, humanities and arts are as essential as science and math,” AFN) reminds me of a comment I heard back in Minnesota — “A potato farmer believes that all of the world’s problem can be solved by planting more potatoes.”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
South Mountain Community College (SMCC) president Dr. Shari Olson traveled to Washington D.C. this month to a conference focusing on education-based entrepreneurship and innovation.