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SRP Powering Your Business Breakfast
Event complete: SRP Powering Your Business Breakfast

Join SRP executives, energy experts and Valley business leaders for networking and updates on hot-button issues affecting the utility industry that could impact the way you do business, including: The Modern Grid, Utilizing Forest Biomass, Passing Cost Savings Back to You and Greening Up Your Business. Space is limited. RSVP required.

Changing Hands Bookstore
Changing Hands Bookstore | 40 years of entrepreneurship

Changing Hands has been Arizona's independent bookstore for independent minds since 1974. Its CFO, Bob Sommer, shares his success story on adapting to changes, overcoming the economic downturn and investing in employees.

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[Video] Local First AZ, helping Arizona's economy thrive

Kimber Lanning, Local First, explains the importance of local business on Arizona's economy and success. Watch and share her tips.

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[Video] Fairytale Brownies, recipe for success

Eileen Spitalny, Fairytale Brownies, shares her tips on expanding her business, advocating local business and utilizing SRP's Business Resource Center. See and share her story.

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[Video] Data Doctors, helping small businesses

Ken Colburn, Data Doctors, discusses his experience helping small businesses, hosting workshops on social media and data security, and fostering a sense of community in the local economy.

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[Video] Great Impact on growing your business

Teresa Ornelas talks about her experience growing Great Impact, a promotional products company. See and share her tips on staffing, customer service, product quality and working with the SRP Business Resource Center.

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

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