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 – 12/15/14

* This Unusual Startup Strategy Lead To A $200 Million Acquisition by Microsoft in 18 Months  * One Woman’s Unlikely Path to a $100 Million Company  * Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses  * Why … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 12/8/14

* The Unusual Strategy That Made This Woman A Multibillionaire   * The Cybersecurity Myths That Small Companies Still Believe   * How To Decide If Entrepreneurship Is Right For You  * 29 Predictions for 2015: Fortune’s Crystal Ball  * To 25 … Continue reading

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Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How To Prepare Your Business for 2015

Running and growing a business is always a challenge. In today’s market, that challenge has only intensified. Business owners have been forced to confront new issues and greater competitive pressures in an effort to weather the economic storm. How can businesses … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 12/1/14

* Airbnb is Inc’s 2014 Company of the Year  * Barbara Corcoran on How To Start Your Own Business on the Side  * Admit It: You Have No Marketing Budget  * New Facebook Rules To Hurt Small Companies   * Inside … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 11/24/14

* Marcus Lemonis: The Way of the Profit  * The Entrepreneurial Backstory of “Choose Your Own Adventure” Creator R.A. Montgomery  * Join The PayPal Mafia Club – Ace These Seven Questions  * 9 Tips for Launching a Successful Kickstarter Campaign  … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 11/17/14

* Peter Thiel’s Very Negative – and Very Useful – Advise for Entrepreneurs  * Changing Obamacare:  Why A 40-Hour Work Week Means More To A Small Business  * The Youngest Billionaires:  11 Under 40  * Nerds Unite!  Software Company Expands … Continue reading

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Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How To Innovate: The Secret Sauce To Sustain Entrepreneurial Mojo

Successful businesses understand that innovation is a process, not a one-time event. A company’s products, services and customer experience must continue to evolve throughout the venture’s lifecycle. Most of us, however, believe that innovation and creativity have to be in your … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 11/10/14

* The 2014 Inc. 5000 List  * Millennials Would Like To Work For You – If They Could Apply On Their Smartphones  * Is Your Business Losing Customers?  Look To The Little Things   * New Initiative Aims To Help Novice … Continue reading

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EB News of the Week – 11/3/14

* Inside Mark Cuban’s $2 Million Shark Tank Horror Deal  * Waiting for a Watershed:  Entrepreneurs Press SEC To Finalize Crowdfund Investing Reg A  * Billionaire Shahid Kahn Pulls The Plug on a Startup Accelerator  * Snoop Dogg, Investor  * … Continue reading

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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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