This summer, OTEF is working with SySTEM Schools to provide organizational support to its founder, Angelica Cruz, an entrepreneur who undertook the very difficult task of starting a STEM middle school for underserved students, mostly Hispanic, in the Phoenix inner city.
For the past two summers, OTEF has offered five-week programs in entrepreneurship skills to residents of West Mesa, Arizona, a neighborhood impacted by an aging population, changing demographics, and light rail construction.
Last week in a board meeting, I listened as the chairman opened his remarks with the opening quote from Dickens’ classic novel A Tale of Two Cities:
Starting a new business is exciting. Keeping it growing and succeeding is an ongoing process.
Here in Arizona there are many resources available to both start ups and existing businesses to help you along the way. Here are a few you might want to check out:
A message from OTEF Chair Joan Koerber-Walker
I am now officially ready for Christmas. Yesterday I gave away my last dollar.
Before you start rallying the troops to come to my aid, I am not going hungry this Christmas. And hopefully someone else won’t either.