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

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

Success Stories
"We build and maintain partnerships with the people who build and maintain everything else." 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 ...
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Local First Arizona: Empowering local businesses

Local First Arizona: Empowering local businesses

Success Stories
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. I'm also a small business owner, and in that capacity I was watching way too many bright, young people leave Arizona. I really wanted to explore that, and I had a hunch that local businesses played a key role. At the time, there was this sort of burgeoning underground culture. I thought that if we could just connect to all of that, people would in turn feel more rooted here the way I do and maybe that would lead them to stay ...
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Success story: BC Logistics on entrepreneurship, planning and strategy

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"Land, sea, or air, we will get it there!" 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 ...
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“Be empathetic to your clients and business partners” – Egnite success story

“Be empathetic to your clients and business partners” – Egnite success story

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Be empathetic to your clients and business partners Egnite is a leading professional placement agency for careers in the IT, engineering, healthcare and executive management fields. We are committed to strengthening relationships and seeking resources, and we strive to continually self-assess and improve. We have been grateful to have so much help along the way. Instrumental to our success have been our passion, tenacity and agility ...
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Serving others will help you succeed

Serving others will help you succeed

Success Stories
"Serving others will help you succeed." The Dhaba Restaurant is part of an Indian cultural center that evolved 15 years ago. There was a strategic desire to build something that would be multicultural even though our location was not the most ideal at the time. Most importantly, I felt that if I kept a center that was crime-free, drug-free and accident-free and brought the values of hospitality and respect to everybody, people would respond to that ...
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Fortis Networks on raising capital and adapting to challenges

Fortis Networks on raising capital and adapting to challenges

Success Stories
"Yes, we can!" As a general contractor that provides solutions in construction, engineering and technology services, we are often approached by agencies and businesses that need our help. By creating the right team and forming partnerships with other businesses, we have accomplished extraordinary projects. Early on, our biggest challenge was raising capital so that we could grow ...
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Nonprofit success story – Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

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"More than a home ... we're family!" Sunshine Acres Children's Home is unique because we do not receive state or federal funds for the care of our children. We also do not turn our kids away when they turn 18; we move them into our transitional living program. My favorite thing about working here is seeing the kids change over a period of time. It's very rewarding to see how talented the kids are at certain things, such as playing instruments, sports and school ...
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