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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!

Free download: SRP Business Outage Planning Checklist

Don't get lost in the dark; download SRP's free business outage planning checklist to help your company stay ahead of the storms. The list includes best practices on developing a plan, preparing your employees, knowing your equipment and more.

Fraud and Cybersecurity Workshop 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. Attend our free workshop and equip yourself with the knowledge to spot a scam, think like a hacker and protect your business from these deceptive tactics. RSVP now.

Save the date: SRP Economic Forecast breakfast, Sept. 15, 2016

Please join the Phoenix Business Journal and SRP for the 2017 Economic Forecast breakfast. National and local speakers will unveil what's in store for the year ahead!

May 2016 – Economy at a glance

Consumer Confidence continued to lower, down 2.1 points from April. GDP decreased to 0.8% in the first quarter from 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2015. U.S. personal income increased in May, increasing by $37 billion since April; the personal savings rate decreased to 5.3%.

Four tips to prepare your business for an outage

The official monsoon begins June 15 and will bring with it lightning, heavy rain and high winds that can snap utility poles and down power lines. Follow these tips to keep your business and employees safe.

Summer 2016 - Business Solutions eNewsletter

Finding ways to save energy can help cut overhead costs. SRP's Business Solutions eNewsletter provides you with tips and information that help save energy. Learn more about new HVAC rebates, ways to save on summer electric bills and more.

The Effective Leader - workshop recap

On June 9, local entrepreneurs attended our free small business workshop, where experts of The Effective Leader program presented some of the best practices to increase cash flow, grow a business with confidence and better manage operations to create more time to lead. The presentation is now available for download.

Local First Arizona: Empowering local businesses

"When I started Local First Arizona (LFA), I wanted to be a voice for independent business owners like myself who were struggling to compete because we didn't have a level playing field ... Today we have the largest business coalition in the country. We are trying to move the needle on really important issues for our state and working to create new economic models that are more inclusive and resilient so that all of Arizona can thrive." – Kimber Lanning, Founder

[Event complete] The Effective Leader Workshop, June 9

Presented by experts of The Effective Leader methodology, this free workshop offers small business owners practical insights to better balance the core functions of their business — sales, marketing, operations and finance. Discover the best practices of highly effective businesses and learn the skills and tools to lead your company to greatness.

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