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Growth Starts with a Conversation

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This week Growth Nation hosted a delegation of business and government leaders from Uasin Gishu, Kenya, new Sister City for Scottsdale, Arizona. You can see pictures from the meetings sponsored by Scottsdale Sister Cities by clicking here. Most of us started the meeting not knowing where things would end up. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane kicked off … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs are Entrepreneurs

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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...]

Despite What You Read, Arizona Is a Great Place

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It seems likes every day when I open the paper or watch TV there's something else that doesn't reflect what I know about living in Arizona. It reminds me of the times I'd travel to Korea in the 1980's and loved every trip, but all the outside world seemed to see was rioting students in one small area of Seoul.  That wasn't fair, and I don't think … [Read more...]

Investing in Arizona: Invest Southwest Dec 8-10

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The Invest Southwest Capital Conference, title sponsor The Miller Group, will be this week on Thursday, December 9th at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale. There is a welcome reception on the evening of the 8th, and a golf event on the 10th.  This is an important 2010 event for the business community in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, East … [Read more...]

Global Growth Starts with a Discussion

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On Friday we were honored to participate in a special event at SkySong hosted by the World Affairs Council of Arizona and ASU SkySong as part of a program by the US State Department to bring business leaders from around the world to the United States. What a joy it was to interact with this group of young business people who asked plenty of … [Read more...]

Lon Safko, Social Media and Growth Nation 8/12

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Growth Nation is pleased to be hosting the one and only Lon Safko, principal at Extreme Digital Marketing and author of The Social Media Bible, in a special advanced marketing session at our global headquarters in SkySong on August 12th from 9am to noon. Lon is one of the world's top authorities on social media marketing. He's also a wonderfully … [Read more...]

Growth Nation Now at SkySong

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We're very pleased to announce that Growth Nation has joined the international family of companies at Arizona State University's SkySong.  ASU SkySong is an innovation center designed to help companies grow by providing carefully selected business services and programs. These services include access to new technologies, capital networks, business … [Read more...]

51 Free Marketing Tips #41 through 51

We now come to the last of the 51 free marketing tips. Thanks again to Francine Hardaway, Ed Nusbaum and Phillip Blackerby for having Growth Nation support the Fast Trac program, which inspired this list. 41. Write and distribute a good press release. There's two important parts - writing and distributing. First on the writing side, please … [Read more...]

Market Your Business to Global Markets

There are a number of events this month that can help you grow globally. Check these out, and contact Growth Nation for more information. We are dedicated to growing our clients in the US, North America, Europe, Asia and the world. "International Trade Assistance" Tuesday, September 1st 9am - 11am US Small Business Administration 2828 N Central … [Read more...]

Launching New Products and Services

We just presented "Bringing New Products or Services to Market" to a group of entrepreneurs at Arizona Angels here in Scottsdale. We discussed the top 17 launch mistakes, gave a summary of how to brand, plan and implement products/services, and provided the top 10 to-do's. Define your #1 target, and embrace them. Have few or no delusions - … [Read more...]

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