Buying power

Report: Increasing diversity among business buyers

Report: Increasing diversity among business buyers

Diversity isn’t a word most people would use to describe sellers in today’s business-for-sale market. More often than not, sellers are Caucasian Baby Boomers interested in exiting their careers to enter retirement. In fact, BizBuySell.com’s recent survey of small business buyers and sellers found that 86 percent of owners interested in selling their businesses identify as Caucasian.

But what about the buyers in today’s market? Read more »

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his 13-minute talk on Saturday.

Cook made his comments after receiving an achievement award from the university. He talked of personally witnessing a cross burning during his youth, an event that “changed his life forever,” and went on to say, “Since these early days, I have seen and have experienced many types of discrimination and all of them were rooted in the fear of people that were different than the majority.” Read more »

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NYE Celebration at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

NYE Celebration at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

Celebrate the New Year’s Eve with dinner and live entertainment in District American Kitchen and Wine Bar and an overnight stay at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. As 2013 comes to a grand finale, make it a night to remember with delicious cuisine and great holiday rates. Complete New Year’s information and a holiday cocktail recipe can be found in the attached release. General information is listed below. Let me know if you can add this to your calendar or include this in an upcoming opportunity. Thank you!
 
New Year’s Eve Dinner Read more »

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Buy Local Month Starts November 29 and goes until December 24

Buy Local Month Starts November 29 and goes until December 24

BUY LOCAL MONTH
FRIDAY, 11/29/2013 - TUESDAY, 12/24/2013

'Tis the season to go local! Support independent businesses across Arizona this holiday season and you'll be rewarded with finding unique gifts for friends and family.

View great deals from local businesses HERE, and remember that your local purchase spreads the holiday cheer throughout your hometown economy!

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Business Schools at the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion

Business Schools at the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion

Would you expect MBA programs to be one of America's hotbeds for activating people to show support for their LGBT friends? Neither would I, but 12 of the country's top business schools are proving me wrong. Read more »

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America’s LGBT 2013 Buying Power Estimated at $830 Billion

America’s LGBT 2013 Buying Power Estimated at $830 Billion

The total buying power of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult population for 2013 is projected to be $830 billion, according to an updated analysis by Witeck Communications. Read more »

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LGBT Investors More Optimistic Than Other Investors According to UBS Investor Watch Report

Following the U.S. Supreme court ruling overthrowing the federal Defense of Marriage Law (DOMA), LGBT investors reported feeling more optimistic than other investors about the country's economic outlook and their own personal finances, according to a special edition of UBS Investor Watch.

This optimistic outlook is visible in both LGBT investors' long-term perspective (67% v. 57%) and their mid-term view (63% v. 49%) of the economy compared to other investors. Regarding their own personal finances, 59% of LGBT investors said they were extremely or very confident they would meet their financial goals, compared to 52% of other investors. Read more »

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Same-Sex Marriage Equality: NEW Financial and Legal Opportunities Lunch and Learn

Same-Sex Marriage Equality: NEW Financial and Legal Opportunities Lunch and Learn

The LGBT community is less financially and legally prepared than our heterosexual counterparts.  The community has unique legal needs to ensure that our families are protected and our wishes are carried out.

The ONE Community Foundation in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation and Waddell & Reed have created a presentation on same-sex financial and legal opportunities in relation to same-sex marriage equality.  The topic will be featured at a moderated lunch and learn with a panel of ONE Community business professionals offering advice on the topics followed by a Q & A from the audience.   Read more »

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6 Steps to A Better Business! - Seminar

6 Steps to A Better Business! - Seminar

Attention Success Oriented Business Owners
6 Steps to A Better Business!
Learn How to Make Your Business 
Work So That You Don’t Have To!

Do you want to make more money?
Do you want control of your time?
Do you want to find and keep good people on your team?

This seminar will provide you with specific, effective ideas and systems that will 
MASSIVELY IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY!

What You’ll Learn at 6 Steps to a Better Business Read more »

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