Continue reading Welcoming Ashley Bright of Ashley Bright Presents

Welcoming Ashley Bright of Ashley Bright Presents

For this week’s Members Corner blog, we are pleased to introduce a friend, a mentor, and a recent member of the Avontage community, Ashley Bright of Ashley Bright Presents. Ashley is an amazing storyteller and a respected communication coach in the local tech community. He is very generous with his time and enjoys helping local…

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Continue reading Welcoming Jessica Kofman of High Priority Massage

Welcoming Jessica Kofman of High Priority Massage

As we continue with the Avontage Members Corner blog series, we extend our invitation to all of our current members who would like to be featured to apply here. This is a great opportunity to let your local community learn about your business and the services you provide. For our second Members Corner blog, we’re pleased to welcome and introduce Jessica…

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Continue reading Welcoming Kelly Gannon of The Gannon Edit

Welcoming Kelly Gannon of The Gannon Edit

These are certainly exciting times for us as we embark on the journey to build the Avontage community with its roots set right here in the Valley of the Sun. As a collaborative community, we thought, we all need a better way to get to know one another and connect more; as the wise woman once said:…

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Continue reading The Small Business Owner’s Challenges

The Small Business Owner’s Challenges

In today’s business landscape, where local and small businesses are having to compete with the large and multi-national corporations, starting and growing a small business has become more challenging than ever. The biggest advantage that local business owners possess is the sheer power in their numbers. There are 28 million small businesses and 68 million freelancers in the U.S.  Nearly 120 million individuals are…

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Continue reading Avontage.com Winner at ASU Venture Devils Demo Day

Avontage.com Winner at ASU Venture Devils Demo Day

We’re excited to share this great news with you! We received the official word last week that Avontage won funding awarded by American Express Venture Challenge at ASU Venture Devils Demo Day. This is confirmation of our vision, and the movement we are creating, to enhance our local business community. Our team is more motivated…

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Continue reading Avontage sponsoring TEDx Scottsdale Women

Avontage sponsoring TEDx Scottsdale Women

We were proud to be a sponsor at the TEDx Scottsdale Women that took place right here in Scottsdale. This was an amazing event with amazing speakers. We’d like to thank all the organizers and volunteers who were instrumental in bringing TEDx to Scottsdale and making it a success. It was very inspiring to see…

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Continue reading Barter Week: Staying in B&Bs Around the World for Free

Barter Week: Staying in B&Bs Around the World for Free

Barter exchange for services is here to stay. True enough, the much-awaited Barter Week is happening n 60 countries in seven continents. Instead of paying cash on your choice of Bed and Breakfast hotel, you can now pay through services or skills. The free accommodation can be enjoyed by everyone who has something to offer…

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Continue reading 7 Barter Week B&Bs You Can Pay with Your Skills

7 Barter Week B&Bs You Can Pay with Your Skills

Are you a constant budget traveler? If you know bartering services, you no longer have to settle for less. The Barter Week rolls out this November and about 450 B&Bs around the world are joining. The premise: free stay in exchange for a service or product. But for those who don’t know have anything to…

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Continue reading How Service Bartering Can Build Businesses to Friendships

How Service Bartering Can Build Businesses to Friendships

Trading services allow you to expand your clientele. It also gives you the chance to make new friends among other business owners. Here, in Avontage, we will help you meet like-minded members of your community. Also, the best part is you can meet people from various fields like advertising, health, beauty, and more. You can…

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