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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

Success stories
"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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