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The Importance of Organizational Culture

Local, Special Interest

Pamela Barker President and Founder, Genesis Strategic Planning, Inc   For the past several years, the subject of “organizational culture” also known as “company culture” has appeared in nearly every business publication throughout the U.S. Information supporting the topic includes fact-filled research validating the importance of company culture and its impact on profitability. What is company… Read more

Dining Trends

Local, Special Interest

Diana Brandt Founder, Arizona Foodie   Dining in Arizona is growing in leaps and bounds. As a professional in the real estate industry, it’s important to be a neighborhood expert. That means knowing what restaurants are sprouting up around town and being able to share that knowledge with your clients. Our food scene is only going… Read more

Arizona is a Top-Tech Job Generator

Special Interest, Technology/ Social Media

Steve Zylstria President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council   If you live here, you probably haven’t noticed but Arizona has one of the hottest technology job markets in the country right now. There’s nothing particularly unique about how Arizona is adapting to technology as compared to other tech hubs. It’s just that “information technology” (IT) is… Read more

A New School Year Brings an Opportunity for High Schoolers

School News, Special Interest

Tricia Covert Publisher Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   August marks the start of a new school year for many Arizona school districts. Parents, children and young adults are preparing for resumed schedules after summer vacations while checking off supply lists. A new school year means new opportunities for further knowledge and growth…. Read more

Flipping Homes: Facelift to Teardown

General Real Estate, Special Interest

Isaac Kahn Co-Founder, Palmyra Development Co.   Any experienced fix and flip investor will agree that selecting the proper criteria for the flips you’re looking to perform is a crucial first step. The three most important components in forming your criteria should be location, price range and the amount of work needed in order to properly… Read more

Fix & Flip for the Real Estate Professional

Special Interest

Alan Langston Executive Director, Arizona Real Estate Investors Association     Nobody knows an exact count, but there is a rather large number of Realtors® who also invest in real estate. If you aren’t one of them, this is the perfect month to explore the possibilities. Also, if a Realtor® represents investors or plan to in… Read more

Minding The Income Gap

General Real Estate, Special Interest

Paul Ohanian Founder and CEO, Scottsdale Wealth Planning, Inc.   There was a time when you could walk into your local bank and buy a 9 percent Certificate of Deposit (CD) as a common investment option. Today, that income staple is extinct. What was once a fairly cyclical pattern: interest rates go up and interest rates… Read more

Fifteen Noteworthy Notes

Special Interest

P.R. ‘Randy’ Cooney Arizona School of Real Estate & Business   In the spring of 2009, I received a phone call from Austin, Texas. On other line was the executive assistant for Mr. Gary Keller who is the founder of Keller Williams International Realty. His assistant was extending an invitation for me to attend a… Read more

One Minute: Can You Make A Positive Business Impression?

Special Interest

Pat Warren Corporate Etiquette Consultant, Accelerated Learning   In today’s fast-paced work world, trying to navigate proper etiquette can be tricky. Between relaxed dress codes, the prolific use of technology, blurred boundaries between social and professional courtesies – the way in which we should conduct ourselves has become a conundrum. Strong social etiquette skills and being… Read more

Recruiting for Today’s Employment

Local, Special Interest

Max Hansen CEO, Y Scouts, Inc.   If you’re an employer in Phoenix metro with aggressive growth goals, then you better start prioritizing recruitment. A couple years ago employers had their pick when it came to hiring a quality candidate. As the economy has improved, the job climate has changed. Today it’s harder than ever to… Read more

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