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Hope for the Arizona Technology Sector


There's hope for Arizona's technology sector according to three expert speakers at today's Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) event. Weighing in with cautious optimism were CEO Hamid Shojaee (Axosoft,, TransferBigFiles & AZ Disruptors), AVP Gordon McConnell (ASU) and CEO Steve Zylstra (Arizona Technology … [Read more...]

AZ Accelerate 2012

Lee Benson and Jack Welch

New event: AZ Accelerate 2012 Networking May 14th, 6am - 8pm at Scottsdale Ferrari (6825 E McDowell) Seminar May 15th, 8am - 12 noon at SkySong (1475 N Scottsdale Road) We're a strong believer in the ability of American businesses to survive and thrive. It's in America's DNA - we will find a way to succeed. What's more emblematic of … [Read more...]

Add Ability, Agility and Balance to Grow

Lee Benson

"That's the best business management system I've ever seen" - Jack Welch. Those are strong words from a business legend. That's how Jack Welch described what he saw from Lee Benson when they met for over 8 hours to discuss the systems that he's put into place at Able Engineering, 2011 International Company of the Year in Arizona. Those of us … [Read more...]

Growing in Liberia, Ghana and Beyond


This week Growth Nation sponsored the visit by Vice President Hon. Joseph M. Boikai of Liberia to Phoenix, Arizona. I was impressed by his words, deeds and delegation dedicated to business progress. Many thanks to Dr. Robert G. Sherman and Dr. Innocent Abiaka of AMI Consultants for hosting and arranging this important trade mission to Arizona. … [Read more...]

Leverage the Brand You Have: Salt Lake 2002


Especially now that Mitt Romney is running as a candidate for President of the U.S., there is heightened scrutiny of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics. This post has nothing to do with politics - it's all about the marketing that happened around the Olympics in those days. The Salt Lake Olympics faced a bribery scandal in 2001, and the Games were in … [Read more...]

Selecting and Executing Marketing Priorities


It's easy to make a list of all the marketing initiatives that you could be doing. It's a LONG list - from the web, to social media, publicity, advertising, referral programs, events, new market entry, new products and services, et al. That's not hard - but selecting which of them to do, designing precisely what to do with each initiative and then … [Read more...]

Growth Nation Event February 7th


Croatia is a gateway to Eastern Europe, and we are honored to have the Consul General of Croatia Mr. Ilija Želalić at our office in SkySong (Scottsdale, Arizona) on February 7th to discuss opportunities for U.S. businesses to grow there. Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, offers growth opportunities for your business - along with being a … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs are Entrepreneurs


The World Affairs Council of Arizona has been working with the U.S. Department of State and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLV) for over 20 years to host international visitors from around the world in Arizona. We have an important group coming in this week. Growth Nation is fortunate to once again participate in the U.S. … [Read more...]

Green and Global Growth Sept 26th Week


Are you looking for green, global or game-changing growth opportunities?  Join fellow global businesspeople across the Western US at events hosted or attended by our team at Growth Nation. For the week of September 26, 2011, we recommend the International State of the State at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix, Arizona. The event features Dr. Angel … [Read more...]

Reflections on 9/11


This week the media is filled with thoughts and reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on the United States. Here is an excerpt from an article in this week's Phoenix Business Journal: "Business Leaders Reflect on 10th Anniversary of 9/11". On 9/11/01 we had just started Growth Nation and I was managing a project in … [Read more...]

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