This guide is designed for use by PVCC students and community-based and affiliated entrepreneurs.
If you are not affiliated with Paradise Valley Community College (as faculty, staff, or student), you will have to come to the Entrepreneurship Education Center or the Buxton Library in order to access most of the electronic resources.
Community members who are Arizona residents and over 18 years of age can obtain a community borrower card for use of the library and all of its' resources at the PVCC Welcome Center to check-out print/media materials and access the Internet. The process on how to obtain a Community Borrower ID card is listed below.
Community Borrower Process
1.To obtain a library ID the community member needs to go to the PVCC Welcome Center to enroll as a Community Borrower.
2. Once enrolled, it takes approximately 30 minutes for a unique ID# to be issued.
3. Once the ID# has been issued, the community borrower will need to go Student Life in KSC to have their picture taken and the actual card printed.
4. Even though the community borrower ID card has been printed, it still might take 24 hours for the community borrower to be entered into the computer system.
5. If the community borrower has problems with their ID card they should go to the PVCC Help Desk located in the Computer Commons to make sure that they are in the system.
6. The brochure (below) gives the community member more information on what they can do with their ID card besides checking out books and DVDs but they also have access to printing & copying (which is not free at the library), Microsoft programs, Internet wireless access, and all of our electronic resources and databases which can only be accessed ON CAMPUS. There is no remote access use by community members unless they are PVCC students, staff, or faculty.
7. There are six computer workstations dedicated for community member use in the library and more workstations located in the Entrepreneurship Education Center in K117 for community use. In order to use the computers log on with your ID card and enter your MEID (Maricopa Enterprise Identification alphanumeric number) and password.
Entrepreneurship is the process of identifying opportunities, marshalling the resources needed to take advantage of the opportunities, and creating a new venture for the purposes of providing needed products or services to customers and achieving a profit. The word “entrepreneur-ship” is taken from the French word "entreprendre",, which means “to undertake.” A person who engages in entrepreneurship is called an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship occurs all over the world, but it is a particular characteristic of free-market economies. "Entrepreneurship." Encyclopedia of Management. Ed. Sonya D. Hill. 7th ed. Detroit: Gale, 2012. 336-340. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.
We generally recognize a couple dozen people each month. Check out our lists so far. You’re bound to know someone here.
Local retailers: 19 business owners putting local first
Entrepreneurs: 25 self-starters.
Health and fitness: 30 experts helping us live healthier.
Communications: 23 professionals helping Arizona find its voice.
The entrepreneurs honored in this year's "35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger" competition lead a variety of companies, with products and services that include medical devices, advertising, meal delivery, software development, wearable technology, retail, wealth management and e-commerce. Kopparthi, 25, is co-founder and chief executive officer of NeoLight, a medical-device company that develops phototherapy technology to cure jaundice in babies. Doerfler, Sue. Arizona Republic [Phoenix, Ariz] 01 Nov 2015: E.4.
The 15 people on this list have often taken extraordinary risks and worked hard to build lives that let them do what they always dreamed of, whether that's shooting into space, playing video games all day, or living full-time in the wilderness.
Overview of entrepreneurship. Includes the entrepreneurial process and the skills required to be successful, including starting, planning, financing, marketing, and managing a business. Prerequisites: None.
Starting, organizing, and operating a small business, including location, finance management processes, advertisement and promotion, credit, inventory control and ethics. Prerequisites: None.
Greater Phoenix SCORE
PVCC has partnered up with Greater Phoenix SCORE to provide mentorship for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can make appointments to meet with SCORE representative every Wednesday in the EEC via the SCORE website.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Each monthly event, hosted in over 185 cities and 70 countries, features a successful local founder, innovator, educator, or investor who shares their story and the lessons they learned on the road to building a great company. These events provide networking opportunities with amazing startups and local entrepreneurs, and give entrepreneurs inspiration for the startup journey ahead. Google for Entrepreneurs is powering Startup Grind as they grow their reach internationally and using Google tools to connect local chapters.
Founded in Phoenix, AZ in 2012, SEED SPOT is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, accelerate, and invest in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems. At SEED SPOT, we fundamentally believe that everyone has a seed of an idea inside of them, but very few have the courage to pursue it. SEED SPOT was named for that reason, as the spot where courage could be found and seeds of ideas could grow into organizations and companies that change the world.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.
The City of Phoenix is emerging as a renowned entrepreneur hub with the escalating growth of local Incubators, Accelerators, Coworking and Maker spaces. National attention is focusing on the Phoenix region as a result of several successful startups causing various funding sources to explore the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
#yesphx is not another accelerator, agency, angel group, app, authority,bank, blog,coworking space commercializer, contest, council, firm, fund, incubator, infrastructure, institution, movement, nonprofit platform, program , song, or university. There are already enough of those in town (arguably). We are a growing community committed to improving Arizona’s startup ecosystem by helping each other.
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