The Emerging Business blog is designed to provide entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies with useful news and information on various topics of interest. Posts will include timely and practical commentary on issues facing the emerging business community, as well as links to breaking news, events and other developments. Brian J. Burt, a partner in Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office and Chair of the firm’s Emerging Business Group, serves as moderator of this blog.

EB News of the Week – 10/27/14

* Using Adult Stem Cells To Grow Retinas and Restore Eyesight  * Richard Branson’s Secret to Competing Against Giant Competitors  * The Perils of Crowdfunding A Beer  * Will This Doctor-Turned-Entrepreneur Cure Peanut Allergies?  * Ello Raises $5.5M For Social … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 10/20/14

* 7 Film Biographies To Inspire Any Entrepreneur  * GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Celebrates Racy Ads His Company Now Disavows  * How One Social Entrepreneur Saved 100,000 Children  * Many Franchisees Get Nothing For Their Investment  * Shark Tank Star … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 10/13/14

* Two Businesses, One Owner.  How Many Companies?  * Loop 101 Quickly Growing Into Phoenix’s High Tech Highway  * How Two Young Entrepreneurs Started A Bidding War on Shark Tank  * Can This Small Town Compete with Silicon Valley?  * … Continue reading

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Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How To Motivate Employees (Nov. 5th)

It’s not easy being an employee these days. The ongoing downturn has brought layoffs, salary cuts and benefit reductions to virtually every industry. Even those who have not been personally affected must contend with an uncertain economic future, and the fear … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 10/6/14

* Why Start-ups Fail, According To Their Founders  * 10 Companies That Are Disrupting Their Industries Through Technology  * Richard Branson is Right: Time is the New Money  * 10 Game Changing Start-ups  * When A Kickstarter Campaign Vastly Underestimates … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 9/29/14

* Uber Banks On World Domination  * Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes You Just Have to Say “No”  * 5 Ways To Live Free  * SEC Rules Eased For Startups Under JOBS Act Also Benefit Public Companies  * Nuts.com … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 9/22/14

* Alibaba Mega IPO Caps A Success Tale for Jack Ma  * Where (In The Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going  * Riding A Tech Wave: Private Company Growth Accelerates As Phoenix Becomes A Bigger Hub For Technology  * The … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 9/15/14

* Square Raises $100 Million More  * “Your Money or Your Files” As Threat of Online Stickups Grows  * 5 Surprising Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People  * Should You Skip The MBA for Startup School?  * Peter Thiel’s Contrarian … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 9/8/14

* Why Good Companies Pitch On Shark Tank  * The 16 Year-Old Investor Playing Video Games and the Stock Market  * 5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace  * How Everything We Tell Ourselves About How Busy We Are Is A … Continue reading

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Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How (and Why) To Prepare A Shareholders (or Operating) Agreement

Does your business have more than one owner? If so, then a comprehensive shareholders’ agreement (or operating agreement for LLCs) is essential. For companies of all sizes, shareholders’ or operating agreements are some of the most important, yet most overlooked, … Continue reading

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