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The Emerging Business blog is designed to provide entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies with useful news and information on various topics of interest. Brian J. Burt, a partner in Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office and Chair of the firm's Emerging Business Group, serves as moderator of this blog.

Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How To Structure Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

Wednesday, May 1st | 7:30-9:30am | LIVE at Skysong For those businesses that have weathered the recent economic challenges, many find themselves in a difficult position. Some companies have identified new opportunities and want to quickly capitalize on them, but are unable to secure the debt or equity capital they need to do so. Others […]

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Emerging Business News of the Week – 4.8.24

* AI Seen Cutting Worker Numbers [Inc] * 63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024 [Entrepreneur] * Will Every Entrepreneur Have An AI Coach? (Experts Share Predictions) [Forbes] * The ultimate guide to getting a job in AI [FastCompany] * The US IPO Engine Looks Ready to Speed Ahead in Second Quarter [Businessweek]


Emerging Business News of the Week – 3.25.24

* Older Entrepreneurs Have 3 Key Advantages Over Young Innovators [Inc] * Tennessee Just Passed a New Law to Protect Musicians From a Growing AI Threat — And Even Taylor Swift Has Been a Victim [Entrepreneur] * 4 Reasons Why Scalability Is One Of The Most Important Startup Concepts [Forbes] * Here’s how companies are […]


Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How To Attract, Motivate, and Retain Your Employees

Wednesday, April 3rd | 7:30-9:30am | LIVE at Skysong [Click Here To Register] It’s not easy being an employee these days. Just when COVID appeared to be abating, fresh economic challenges, such as inflation, weakening demand, and supply chain issues, are triggering layoffs, salary cuts, and benefit reductions in virtually every industry. Even those who […]


Emerging Business News of the Week – 3.11.24

* AI Funding Continued Its Hot Streak in February in an Otherwise Dim VC Market [Inc] * 55 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024 [Entrepreneur] * Corporate Responsibility In The Age Of Deepfakes [Forbes] * AI pervades everyday life but evades oversight. States are seeking accountability [FastCompany] * Judge Strikes Down Law Requiring Corporate-Ownership […]