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NACET creates environments where businesses thrive. We are innovators at heart and surround ourselves with big thinkers who see possibility and envision a community that embraces collaboration, risk-taking and venturing into unchartered territories.

We believe creating a culture of support and sharing will drive the economic viability in the communities where we live. We support that culture through our network of experts and mentors, original curriculum and state of the facilities.

We value curiosity, community, growth, grit and most of all the entrepreneurial spirit. Join us in Flagstaff, Chandler, or Maricopa and let us help you see your possibility. Learn more about NACET.

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How to Find More of Your Best Customers
How to Find More of Your Best Customers
Well, that didn’t work how we thought it would. Kim and I have been talking about Facebook ads all morning. When we started building Reality Check Your Startup, we believed we were onto something. We had real customer experiences to draw from, we worked through our value proposition to really focus[...]
Sushi Tuesday: How Do YOU Engage your Team?
Sushi Tuesday: How Do YOU Engage your Team?
Successful company managers will proudly share their tried-and-true methods for 'keeping the team engaged.' From hiring the right person for the right job, to sharing their own success, to offering incentives and rewards for innovation, the lists at the end of this blog show the variety of ways to keep your[...]
5 Tips to Stay Positive and Balanced in An Uneven World
5 Tips to Stay Positive and Balanced in An Uneven World
Is the economy recovering, or not? Is the political milieu for real, or a joke? Are start ups doing better than ever, or worse? Stories come at us loaded with answers, data, and sound bytes, and it can throw us off balance. Beginning new things feels particularly scary. But so[...]
Monkey on Your Back? 7 Steps to Cortisol Recovery
Monkey on Your Back? 7 Steps to Cortisol Recovery
Are you longing for those days of the seventh grade English assignment. "Write a two page essay on a U.S. president." You choose Lincoln, feeling all assertive and clever, head off to the middle school's library where you promptly go to the shelf with the Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume L, and find the pages[...]
Are You Ready? Prepare your Website for Voice Searches
Are You Ready? Prepare your Website for Voice Searches
Talking on rotary phones in the wilderness? Funny. But as silly as that may seem, are you up to date on your technology use?  According to recent reports, if you have not upgraded your website to respond to voice searches, you may be headed for a similar fate: antiquated. Imagine someone is looking for the 'best breakfast[...]
Idea to Business: Developing Feasible Business Ideas
Idea to Business: Developing Feasible Business Ideas
Our very own Bret Carpenter just finished up providing a free workshop to the Flagstaff business community on how to take an idea and make it a business. During the workshop today, Bret took us on a journey through the exploration of where ideas come from and how to determine if[...]
To Be or Not to Be for Profit - First, What IS profit?
To Be or Not to Be for Profit - First, What IS profit?
To be or not to be for profit. Well that's silly, is anyone against profit? Of  late, I am happy to hear a different term used for NON profits. Beginning the title of anything with a negative is, well, pretty negative. Especially a global industry that prides itself on being productive, pro-active, and[...]
What’s YOUR Impact?
What’s YOUR Impact?
The Impact Revolution and Six Sources to Inspire You Social responsibility, conscious capitalism, return on investment, social return on investment . . . So much to think about, and all you want to do is start a business, be your own boss, solve a nagging problem, and make a decent living.[...]
Right In Front of Your Nose
Right In Front of Your Nose
Sense-based Marketing Makes Sense! Sometimes the best way to market your business is right in front of your nose, or better said, it IS your nose. Let’s take a look, or a sniff. In downtown Flagstaff, a wonderful, historic, small-town, downtown, that caters to art lovers and foodies alike, as well as[...]
Ambition: A Vital Ingredient No Matter Why You Start Up
Ambition: A Vital Ingredient No Matter Why You Start Up
  What made you want to start a business? Was it your dream to improve the world? Solve a nagging problem? Make some extra cash? Be your own boss? Whatever it was, it didn't happen without ambition, consistent and dedicated. For Kayla, my ten year old neighbor, it was purchasing a[...]