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image1PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / February 25, 2015 / The Arizona Business Council (“ABC”) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 company that was formed by well-known business leaders and entrepreneurs with the mission towards assisting revenue-producing growth stage companies in any industry to expand in Arizona, stay in Arizona, and create new jobs, is pleased to announce and celebrate the kick-off of its Business Catalyst Program(TM) (“BCP”), and announce its first two graduates.

As a corporate development firm, business catalyst for growth and operational improvement for Arizona companies, the Arizona Business Council and its Business Catalyst Program(TM) helps business owners and executive management teams create sound business strategies, operational plans and provide a unique array of resources to its BCP clients.

The Business Catalyst Program
The Business Catalyst Program is a rigorous review and evaluation of a company’s existing operations, team and business model as well as the current challenges and obstacles it is trying to overcome. With a dedicated team of business owners, executives and entrepreneurs specifically matched with each company – the Business Catalyst Program(TM) provides a detailed strategy plan, connects the company with valuable resources, and has a dedicated business liaison track that supports the company for a year after graduating.

The first two companies that have gone through and graduated from the BCP are GameTruck and STP Performance Coatings. “Two companies have just graduated from our Business Catalyst Program(TM) and we’re very excited with the success that it produced towards helping companies expand and become more sustainable, as well as swell the tide for the Phoenix business community,” stated Salli Marinov, co-founder and president of the Arizona Business Council and CEO of First American Stock Transfer. “We’re very thankful to GameTruck and STP for the opportunity to work with them in testing the Business Catalyst Program methodology and review process. We believe this is a fantastic venue for growth stage companies to connect with a larger support network and resources. Whether their goal is to develop more focus, expand, consolidate or become more attractive to possible investors, we have the expertise to help them reach their goals.”

Arizona Business Council’s Board
ABC’s board is comprised of 9 professionals coming from a wide range of entrepreneurial companies, global businesses, and financial institutions with over 200 years of collective experience in many industries. The current board of directors for the Arizona Business Council includes:
– Salli Marinov, President/CEO, First American Stock Transfer, Inc.
– Stephen Boatwright, Attorney, Gallagher Kennedy
– Chet Ross, Managing Director, Devon Consulting
– Robert Semple, Partner, Semple, Marschal & Cooper
– William “Bill” Miller, Managing Director, Clear Growth Capital
– Paul Gallo, Consultant, FirstUS Advisors
– Roland Fontaine, Principal, Creative Analytical Solutions
– Linda Bowers, Wealth Advisor, First Western Trust
– Chris Kern, President/CEO, Domain Media

Arizona Business Council Supporters
With the support of its professional members, ABC connects business owners with a wide range of expertise and resources they need to grow their business and overcome challenges. The following Arizona community partners are committed to the advancement and growth of businesses within the Phoenix metropolitan area for which we have to give thanks for their stewardship and incredible support:
– Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)
– Arizona Tech Investors (ATI)
– Arizona Chamber of Commerce (ACC)
– Arizona Technology Council (AZTC)

About Arizona Business Council:
Arizona Business Council is a business catalyst firm – it helps early and growth stage businesses expand and become more operationally efficient while overcoming challenges and connecting to more resources.

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, ABC’s proprietary Business Catalyst Program(TM) for evaluating companies, creating a strategic roadmap for success, and connecting business with needed resources, sets ABC apart from incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms whose business models typically limit the range of resources they provide and types of companies they work with.

For more information about Arizona Business Council, visit www.ArizonaBusinessCouncil.org.
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