Author: Donna McCown

City of Peoria Partners with Maricopa Small Business Development Center

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog, Peoria

City of Peoria Partners with Maricopa Small Business Development Center The Peoria City Council approved a partnership with the Arizona Small Business Development Center (AZSBDC)…

8 Tips for Building Your Business Support Network

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

By Ijeoma S. Nwatu Whether you are just branching out or gearing up for your umpteenth year in business, it never hurts to have a…

Maricopa SBDC launches Global Dreams Export Development Program

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

Global Dreams Export Development Workshop Series A five-part workshop series delivered by export experts and covering key areas of export success for small businesses. One-on-one…

Is SBIR/STTR Program right for me?

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

Many tech entrepreneurs have innovative ideas and are looking for grants to help commercialize these ideas. Naturally, turning to SBIR/STTR grant program is a natural first…

Why Lengthy Business Plans Increase The Risk Of Failure

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

Business plans are great for execution challenges like building a new factory or expanding your sales force. However, insisting on a business plan when it comes to…

Understanding Gross Margin

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

Ignoring your financial statement is like ignoring the health of your business. Startups and new business owners often overlook understanding gross margin. This can have…

Small Business Income and How it is Taxed

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:00 – 10:30 am This workshop will provide basic information regarding the key differences in how income from your business is…

Social Network Marketing: Integrate Real Life with Online – Kristin Slice

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Donna McCown in Blog

Social Network Marketing: Integrate Real Life with Online from Kristin Slice

Virtual Scientific, Phoenix, AZ

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Donna McCown in success stories

Virtual Scientific is a CLIA certified laboratory company specializing in offering “virtual” cytogenetic analysis to other laboratories throughout the US and Canada. Virtual Scientific Inc….

The Paseo Wedding Venue, Chandler, AZ

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Donna McCown in success stories

Becky came to the SBDC in October 2013 seeking guidance in starting up The Paseo. She wanted to purchase or build a wedding venue and…