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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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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[...]
It's Settled . . .The Best Tools Are None of the Above
It's Settled . . .The Best Tools Are None of the Above
Have we had enough already? Blog after blog, post after post, we read a seemingly never-ending entourage of lists and more lists providing the "best answer" to the question: "What tools does every startup need?" Well, we all have fun trying the new technology, don't we? But really? It changes faster than I can[...]
One Common Trait in Successful Startups: They're Coachable
One Common Trait in Successful Startups: They're Coachable
Startup coaches and mentors see one common trait in the startup businesses that achieve success. They are coachable. But what does that mean? We asked a few of our business analysts, and this is what we learned. Way Yuhl, a business analyst for the Small Business Development Center of Coconino, explained it[...]
Do You Need to Love Your Job? Five Questions to Consider
Do You Need to Love Your Job? Five Questions to Consider
Is loving our jobs a realistic goal? Are you torn by "needing" the salary, the benefits, the opportunity and truly "loving" the work that you do, no matter how hard it might be?  Here are a few key things to consider to determine if you do, or if you even need to, love your[...]