Small Business | Crain's Phoenix

Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Freight farming's more than a dream for this Phoenix couple

Jill and Mark Norton launched Picked Fresh Farms in Central Phoenix in October. | Photo courtesy of Picked Fresh Farms

December 8, 2016 - 6:05pm

New home for the holidays? Showhomes offers luxury living at rental prices

Home managers Nancy and Robbie Jones decorated one of their homes for Christmas. This is just a taste of some of the luxury they get to experience on a budget. | Photo courtesy of Showhomes

December 8, 2016 - 4:04pm

Locally owned furniture stores prospering in tough market

Stone Creek Furniture has been in business for 27 years and builds its furniture in Arizona. | Photo courtesy of Stone Creek Furniture

December 2, 2016 - 4:51pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Nathan Pierce

Background:  

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Greg Head

Background:  

Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

Village Health Clubs builds community, not just muscles

Village Health Clubs and Spas was founded in the Valley more than three decades ago. | Photo courtesy of Village Health Clubs

November 21, 2016 - 1:57pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Michael Mabry

Background:  

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Mesquite River Brewing hops into local craft market

Mesquite River Brewing opened in Scottsdale in November. | Photo courtesy of Mesquite River Brewing

November 11, 2016 - 4:24pm

Pages