Audio Blog: Financing Your Business Podcast

Podcast Episode 004 Financing Your Business Ready to start or expand your dream?  Explore lending options with Ron Curtis, our VP of Commercial Lending.  We can assist even the small self-employed entrepreneur!  Learn the advantages of financing through ASCU and of being a member.    Call us at 520-459-1860 to find out how we can […]

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Social Media Influencers: Laws to combat deceptive ads

If you’re a social media influencer and accept material or monetary goods with the brand you are representing, you have a responsibility to tell your readers of this connection.  The Federal Trade Commission is doing everything it can to make sure social media influencers aren’t taking advantage of the public by running deceptive or misleading […]

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Leaders and Managers: Are they the same?

As business owners, we tend to think that the roles and qualities of leaders and managers are the same, but they are very different.  By analyzing the qualities of each, we hope to bridge the gap and help managers grow into management leaders. A manager puts a lot of emphasis on workflow, efficiency, and getting […]

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Do You Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur?

Many people dream of opening a business and thriving with employees to do a lot of the work while they relax and do administrative tasks.  (This is a bit misguided as an entrepreneur works just as tirelessly as the self employed if they are successful, but that is not the focus of this article).  However, […]

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Counting Back Change: Make your brain a cash register

counting back change

Counting back change scares a lot of people.  Just remember that the total price of the sale  + the change you give your customer, should always equal the amount of cash they gave you for the purchase.  If the price is 25.99 and your customer gives you $60.00, you hand the customer the merchandise.  If […]

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Audio Blog: Interview with Melany Edwards-Barton

Episode 001   Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce: Can it help you? Behind the Scenes Podcast with Melany Edwards-Barton, CEO of the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce.  Are you a business owner looking for a little inspiration?  Listen in to Melany’s podcast message. If you would like to contact the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of […]

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Small Business Development

Did you have an idea for a business but don’t know where to start?   Right in Cochise County we have a wealth of information and resources for the self-employed, small business owners, and entrepreneurs.  Learn everything you need from licensing requirements, tax reporting requirements, information about funding possibilities, how to write a business plan, import […]

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Social Media Calendar Tips for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, I know it is overwhelming to do everything.  Advertising and marketing, accounting, product development, selling, taxes, payroll,employee training and HR issues, customer service, shop clean-up and maintenance, computer repairs and IT troubleshooting, returns, education, and career development classes.  The list goes on.  One area we can’t ignore is marketing.  Without […]

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