We often plan marketing in huge tidal waves: large launches, huge social media campaigns and big advertising spends. The truth is, the most powerful marketing is consistent marketing, in tiny little actions every day. In this ConnectED workshop, entrepreneurs learn how to maximize efficiency to make big gains in cash flow through small, attainable actions for the coming year.
Arizona offers numerous advantages to film and television producers who choose to work here. As your partners in production, the state’s numerous film offices and Film Resource Coordinators ensure you have access to our Reel Savings Program, amazing locations, permits, as well as, the crew and talent you require to ensure your project will be successful. Learn more about the services we provide filmmakers in Arizona – the Right Choice, Right Next Door!
Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains towards community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities.
This webinar provides a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations for cities, philanthropies, advocates, and private sector representatives interested in equitable development outcomes throughout our nation's 8,761 newly designated Opportunity Zones to think about now.
Cracking down on operating expenses is always top of mind for entrepreneurs. One area where you may literally be sending money down the drain is through your water usage. Join this free webinar with the experts at Water Use It Wisely to find applicable tips that will save you money, and save water.
Kimber will be the Keynote Speaker at the FREE “Lunch & Learn” event hosted by the Town of Payson Economic Development & the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce for business owners in Rim Country. Kimber will be discussing the key to “Leveraging Small Businesses to Drive Tourism”.
History and culture are two of the many aspects that make living in small-town Arizona so wonderful. Residents can enjoy the magic of Route 66 or the ruins of ancient civilizations right in their backyards. This history that contributes to making our homes so special can be leveraged in healthy ways as an economic driver. Join us, this month, as we learn about organizations and places across the state that use their historic assets to generate revenue for the community and educate on the past.
July webinar will take businesses into the depths of target marketing - identify who your key audience is, where they like to get their info, and top trends happening in social media.
Blight is an issue that rural communities are constantly faced with. From illegal dumping of waste and lack of recycling options to dealing with dilapidated buildings and contaminated sites, there's a lot to do to keep towns clean and healthy. In this webinar, we will hear from three individuals who have contributed in redecorating their community from tatters to treasures.
This workshop will cover practical steps you can use to uncover your superpowers and develop a personal brand statement that clearly differentiates you and sets you apart in a noisy marketplace. Presented by local marketing expert & co-founder of Ideas Collide, Rebecca Clyde.
Congress passed a new tax bill, but what does it mean for your business? And what do you need to know to be prepared before you file your 2018 taxes? Join Liz Mason of High Rock Accounting for a free webinar this April so you're prepared well before 2018 tax time.
Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth
Rural communities face unique and evolving challenges that, unless confronted, can be detrimental to the entire spectrum of opportunity for its residents. Specifically, when it comes to youth retention, rural communities are struggling with two major problems: 1. engaging youth with enticing opportunities and 2. retaining them post-secondary education. In this webinar, we will hear from a spectrum of panelists offering a high school, college, and young adult perspective. We will also hear from an active youth organizer who has several years of experience in working with younger populations.
Building a legacy is not for the faint of heart. It takes drive, passion, motivation, and a lot of visioning. Join us for a panel discussion with distinct business owners, Joe Johnston (Agritopia), Craig DeMarco (Upward Projects), and Jan Wichayanuparp (Sweet Republic), and hear their story and their path to creating legacy in Arizona.
Solutions to address food insecurity are unique for every rural community, though we can learn from the creativity implemented by others across Arizona. This webinar will help you consider how to leverage your community's resources and utilize your role to increase access to healthy local foods and support your hometown farmers.
Local business are in the perfect moment to capture a new generation of consumers. Now more than ever, people want to engage and keep their dollars with businesses that are making a social impact. Are you prepared? Join us for an in-depth look at how to be an effective community advocate as a business.
Being part of the STP (Same Ten People) in your hometown can be taxing. You serve on multiple committees, Volunteer and work in addition to running a household. While you enjoy being involved in your community, inevitably, you start to burn out. While time management tools can help keep us organized, what keeps us motivated and engaged? Join us to learn what successful people are doing to avoid burnout and find the ever elusive "balance" in life. If you are telling yourself there is not time for this webinar, that is affirmation that you need this more than anyone! Please join us!
With 800 million active users per month, Instagram is a social media juggernaut. In this webinar, Quinn Tempest - digital strategist and designer based in Downtown Phoenix - will cover the fine balance between art and strategy on effective Instagram accounts
Consider the possibility that for your business to truly flourish, you don't have to do everything by yourself. Join in for our first webinar of the season, and learn how to get your business out of your brain so that you can delegate responsibilities and get back to building your business!
This webinar will be led by Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona. Combining her experience as a small business owner and founder of the nation's largest local business coalition, Kimber will help you find new ways to position your business in these quickly changing times.
Local First Arizona has partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring our Members in Southern Arizona a special Luncheon, with experts on Local Business Lending.
How are you maximizing your network? Whether it's a tap takeover, a special local thank you for your client, or even pooling resources and money to attract more customers, there are endless numbers of successful businesses collaborating - find out what they're doing and how you can too! Presented by Kimber Lanning, Local First AZ
Forget customer service, loyal clients are looking for more... How are you building the best customer experience? Join us online with customer experience master, Lauren Bailey - Founder of Upward Projects.
Solutions for Rural Development Webinar ~ Economic Trail Blazing: How to Harness Backyard Ecotourism
“Solutions for Rural Development” is a webinar series that addresses a number of topics pertaining to development issues, specifically in the context of rural communities. Topics rotate on a monthly basis with new speakers, examples, and ideas coming from all corners of the state.
Cracking down on operating expenses is always top of mind for entrepreneurs. One area where you may literally be sending money down the drain is through your water usage. Find out how to both save money and water in this month's free webinar, with experts from Water - Use It Wisely.
Trusted brand story strategist and story marketer, Park Howell, presents a highly interactive “how to” workshop to re-ignite within you the one true superpower well all posses – storytelling - to help you nudge the world in any direction you choose.
You're doing good for your community, but how strong are your partnerships? In this webinar, learn successful partnership strategies (both long-term and short-term) that have positive impacts on both your business and the community. Open to both businesses and organizations.
As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. This month, our webinar covering various issues in the rural development process, will hear from four highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation.
Attendees will learn:
- Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
- Alternative solutions
- How to work regionally or within a county
- How to leverage any and all existing resources
- Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
Effective social media and marketing skills are critical to the success of any business. Local First Arizona offers this "Effective Social Media Marketing" workshop to supply you simple tools to build your business, strengthen your presence on social media, connect with a broader audience, and create a destination for community.
After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Mrs. Green’s World, Borderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Increasing capital for a new or established business or non-profit can be a difficult and daunting task. Understanding opportunities and resources can become overwhelming and confusing when the necessity for financial growth is imperative. This month, the Solutions to Rural Development webinar series will hear from two highly experienced speakers with background and understanding in financial resources and opportunities from the realm of banks, grants, local economic development coalitions, and any local chamber of commerce.