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Winter 2016 Business Solutions eNewsletter
Winter 2016 Business Solutions eNewsletter

Tips for running a successful business, Champions of Energy Efficiency, electrical safety tips for the holidays and more. Discover new ways to save energy and grow your business.

Recap: SRP Business Appreciation Luncheon, celebrating the 5-year anniversary of our Business Resource Center

Thank you to all our business customers, suppliers and partners who signed up to attend SRP's Business Appreciation Luncheon! See video tips for growing your business, presentations from the event (coming soon) and more.

SRP Business Resource Center celebrates 5-year anniversary

To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the BRC, we've selected relevant business tools and resources from some of our partners and trusted local experts — a few of which are highlighted here — to help your company succeed. Get started and help spread the word!

[Video]: SRP 2017 Economic Forecast breakfast event recap

Don't miss the video recap of SRP's 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast, presented by the Phoenix Business Journal. Nearly 600 business professionals attended to discover key insights about the economic vitality of the Valley, disruption trends from experts in the industry and more.

Success story: Lorelei Boutique owner, Julie Tenney, offers business advice to local retailers

"I credit the success of my business to providing personal service and offering special pieces my customers won't find everywhere. I strive to get to know them and their style preferences and help them look and feel good, as well as have great conversations about their life stories, families, etc. Oftentimes it's more than the product you offer. It's the experience you deliver to the customer that sets you apart." – Julie Tenney, Owner of Lorelei Boutique

3 ways businesses can give back this holiday season

During the season of giving, many of our commercial customers like to get involved in the community. If your business is looking to give back, here are three resources to help get you started.

KRUE Industrial success story: Mike Obbema on the power of partnerships

"Starting a business in the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) industry, the single biggest challenge we faced was changing customers' views about how MRO can be performed. We've learned that our business model is sound and that once put into practice, our customers quickly become our best salespeople ... We build and maintain partnerships with the people who build and maintain everything else." – Mike Obbema, President of KRUE Industrial

Beware of business scams during the holidays

Protecting your personal information is one of our highest priorities here at SRP. That's why we want to alert you to an uptick in scams that can occur during the holiday season when businesses may be especially busy. Follow these tips to protect your business.

Success story: BC Logistics on entrepreneurship, planning and strategy

"While working as an agent for a large freight forwarder, I saw the opportunity to improve supply chain loss-prevention procedures for a client. However, I was confronted with corporate restraints and red tape that were difficult for me to accept. That experience made me realize I wanted to be free to innovate, customize and be proactive." – Vicki Boisjolie, President of BC Logistics

SRP supports Small Business Saturday

Small business is the backbone of our community and the economy. That's why SRP is proud to support Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. See how you can get involved.

August 2016 – Economy at a glance

Consumer Confidence increased 2.3 points from last month; consumers reported higher confidence in their present situation and increased optimism in expectations. Manufacturing decreased 3.2 points since July; production and new orders slipped in August.

Desert Dental Care wins SRP lighting retrofit for office

See how Dr. Stacey Sanford of Desert Dental Care won a lighting retrofit for her 1,800-square-foot office building. "The new lighting is great. The rooms are markedly brighter, so it makes it easier to see. The pure light and color are very natural, so it's easier to match colors on teeth," said Sanford.

Fall 2016 Business Solutions eNewsletter

Our fall Business Solutions eNewsletter is here. Discover SRP's new EV charger rebates, energy-efficient lighting tips, customer spotlight stories and more.

Workshop recap: Fraud and Cybersecurity for Small Business, Sept. 1

Don't let your business fall victim to a scam or cybersecurity breach. Con artists and hackers often target small business owners in order to illegally obtain company money or sensitive data. Download the presentations from our free workshop, presented by Data Doctors and the Better Business Bureau.

"Be empathetic to your clients and business partners" - Egnite success story

Egnite is a leading professional placement agency for careers in the IT, engineering, healthcare and executive management fields. See lessons learned from its vice president, Alex Luevano.


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