Meet Jerrod Bailey
Aug25

Meet Jerrod Bailey

Jerrod Bailey is the president and COO of ClickIPO, the world’s first platform to allow everyday people, called “retail investors,” to participate in initial public offerings and secondary offerings. Essentially, when a company goes public, it’s mostly large institutional investors who get access to their offerings at a very low price. While retail investors used to be involved in IPOs, that connection was severed almost two decades...

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The future of shopping: IoT’s impact on retail development
Jul31

The future of shopping: IoT’s impact on retail development

Drone-like shopping carts? Robots re-stocking dairy items at the store? Okay—maybe your nearest Super Target won’t look quite like that, but we’re getting close. The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly changing the retail landscape, and the results are pretty cool. The IoT refers to an ever-growing network of physical devices that exchange data with each other. Your Fitbit is part of the IoT since it sends data to your smartphone; so...

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Meet Eric Emmert
Jul21

Meet Eric Emmert

Eric Emmert is a lobbyist at the Arizona Capitol, as well as one of the founders of Agenda Discovery, an online tool that sends you notifications when a government entity is going to discuss an issue of interest. The tool scans upcoming government agendas on a daily basis and alerts you when a topic of your choice is on an upcoming agenda before it is discussed, considered and voted. What part of Arizona do you call home? Ahwatukee....

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Meet Scott Donnell
Jul17

Meet Scott Donnell

Scott Donnell is the CEO of Anython Operations as well as Apex Fun Run Franchise. (They’re both under the same company.) He works hand-in-hand with their 37 licensees and franchisees. What part of Arizona do you call home? Arcadia. What was your very first entrepreneurial venture? Selling bead geckos in the 3rd grade to my friends and neighbors. I got suspended for hiring all of my friends at recess to make inventory. How did you come...

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The pros and cons of BYOD computing
Jul11

The pros and cons of BYOD computing

Gone are the days of begrudgingly using your office’s computers and tablets to get your work done. One of the hottest things in business right now is “bring your own device” (BYOD) computing—instead of using your office’s devices at work, you bring your own. Of course, there are caveats to what otherwise sounds like a simple and reasonable concept. Here are the pros and cons of BYOD computing for businesses of all sizes. Pros Face it,...

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