I would hardly be the first person to declare that small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Considering that small businesses employ half of our nation’s workforce and have accounted for two-thirds of all net new jobs over the past two decades, it bears repeating. Often. And loudly. 

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Welcome to the Nonprofit Perspective, your new space. This column is designed to keep you informed on developments affecting the nonprofit sector. Each month, we will focus on a topic of importance to the charitable organizations serving our community. 

After 15 years of forming lasting and memorable relationships with my friends in the business community, I will be stepping down as Marana Chamber President and CEO, effective December 31. I have dealt with health issues over the past several months that have occasionally kept me out of the …

For many local business owners, time and money are a scarce resource, so it’s often difficult to find the means to properly promote or market your business to gain and retain customers. Not to worry—as a local business, you have several key advantages that can work in your favor that will dr…

Today, a somber scene is unfolding in low-income homes in vulnerable communities across the United States. Picture it, if you will.

Some time ago I overheard a conversation between a father and his son, who I estimated to be somewhere in the age of a high-school student. The conversation was about the value of a work ethic. In the conversation the father made it clear that as an adult the young man would be the captain o…

Whether you are a business large or small, old or new, the dangers of a cyber breach are lurking. The truth is that all businesses today are digital in one form or another. It is the age of the Internet of Everything! Cloud computing is the basis of almost all transactions and with every tou…