Peoria Forward

Emerging Young West Valley Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

September 15, 2022

Students in Peoria are emerging as serious entrepreneurs with ventures winning funding competitions and garnering international media coverage. The first thing you think of when you hear the word “entrepreneur”

How to use Instagram for Business: Optimizing your Instagram Business Account

May 20, 2022

This three-part series is a great introduction for small business owners looking to either start an Instagram account for their business or to fine-tune their existing Instagram strategy so that

How to use Instagram for Business: Business Account Basics

April 22, 2022

This three-part series is a great introduction for small business owners looking to either start an Instagram account for their business or to fine-tune their existing Instagram strategy so that

Phoenix West Valley Startups: Frequently Asked Questions

March 21, 2022

West Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem resource partners came together to provide answers to the top questions they get from entrepreneurs. We break their answers into action steps every entrepreneur can take

5 Action Steps to Build A Business Right in the Phoenix West Valley

February 14, 2022

When launching a new idea, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Our Peoria Forward team has worked with local ecosystem resource providers in the West Valley to create a

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Support Entrepreneurs from the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

December 9, 2021

Still working on your holiday gift list? Let us help with ideas! Consider supporting an entrepreneur looking to delight your loved ones this season with their goods and services. This

Best of the West Award

Peoria Forward receives Excellence in Innovation Award from WESTMARC

October 28, 2021

Last week, Peoria Forward received the Best of the West Award for Excellence in Innovation from WESTMARC. WESTMARC – the Western Maricopa Coalition – is a public/private partnership of the

pitch in event at pop-up peoria

Pitch In: A community event to pitch your idea, get real-time feedback

September 27, 2021

Have an idea but not sure how to propel it forward? Want comments, direction and real-time feedback from other business owners and entrepreneurs in the community? Come join us at

Artist? Performer? Musician? Writer? Build your creative business by finding your niche!

March 31, 2021

Objectives By the end of this post, you will be able to: Understand the importance of finding your “niche” and the steps to do soFind the intersection of what you