Serving Business in the 3-D World

by RaeAnne Marsh

Grown in three short years from a few friends working part-time out of a ramada in Papago Park to the largest company of its kind in North American, with 60-plus employees, Eco3d provides a digital model of the physical world — from topographical to structural, mechanical and architectural conditions — for a wide range of… [More]

E-Fraud Risk in Global Retail

by Cleveland Brown

Online shopping has become a mainstay for consumers. In 2016, e-commerce spending exceeded $22 trillion. By 2025, an additional 1.8 billion consumers will enter the market, spending an estimated $30 trillion. Because the Internet is a borderless world, international e-commerce is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. In fact, just 40 percent of… [More]

Personal Care Purchases by Mouse

by RaeAnne Marsh

Local startup The Bathroom Sink taps into a niche that spans demographics with a simple premise: People want to save time and cut back on errands. Inspired by co-founder and CEO Joe Doucett unexpectedly running out of toothpaste one morning, The Bathroom Sink helps avoid such inconvenience by predicting when a user will use up… [More]

Human Capital Maximized

by Mike Hunter

iSolved Human Capital Management was designed for today’s employer. Advanced features such as employee self-management, executive dashboard and reports writer are combined to create an incredible user experience, making iSolved a convenient solution for the small to midsized company. From payroll, benefits enrollment, time and attendance to HR data, iSolved is all in one place,… [More]

TURO Rent-A-Car

by Mike Hunter

One’s personal picks come to life with Turo — an innovative way for a person to rent exactly what he wants in the exact area he needs the car. The customer simply signs up, finds the car he wants, checks availability … and is on his way. For business or pleasure, this new app and… [More]

New Year’s Business Resolutions

by William A. Schiemann, Ph.D.

It’s that time of year again for business owners to think about change, improvement and new achievements for their company in 2017. We know from research that 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail, but rather than say, “Why bother?” try going about those resolutions in a more effective way. The following “secrets to success”… [More]

Barnone Creates Craftsman Community

by RaeAnne Marsh

Gilbert’s Agritopia community has a new retail component. Barnone, housed in a remodeled 1950s Quonset hut that formerly served as a barn for the farm, has been sectioned to spaces for local craftsmen and restaurateurs, and opened to the public last November. In keeping with the spirit with which the Johnston family founded Agritopia to… [More]

Matson Money West Opens as Investment Destination

by RaeAnne Marsh

Registered investment advisory firm Matson Money, which moved to Scottsdale two years ago, is putting a touch of the tourism industry to its presence here. “When determining where to open our new facility, we were looking for a location that offered the best of climate, entertainment, and amenities for our visiting guests,” says Michelle Matson,… [More]

Luxury Rentals Hot

by Mike Hunter

The City of Phoenix was one of the 75 largest U.S. cities included in a market report from RENTCafé that tracks apartment rental rates. It clocked a 7.3 percent growth rate, which placed it No. 12 on the cities with the fastest-growing rents. Mesa topped that, with its 9.7 percent rent increase making it the… [More]

PV Adds Destination

by Mike Hunter

The overwhelmingly residential community of Paradise Valley will soon offer a new resort, Mountain Shadows. Completely rebuilt from the ground up by Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development, Mountain Shadows will feature 183 modern guest rooms, including a presidential suite facing Camelback Mountain. An additional wing with 42 resort condominiums and suites will open in fall… [More]