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Win A SBIR Grant

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Space exploration is accomplished through the efforts of our government, some big businesses and many small businesses like AZTech.  More...

Recruit Friends

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Don Wilkes started this business with help from friends who worked for free.

Specialize

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This is a Space Portable Spectroreflectometer which was used to take measurements outside of the Mir Space Station.

Consider Government Work (do it faster-cheaper-better)

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The US government is the world's largest customer.  Small businesses like AZ Tech deliver products faster, cheaper and better than all other suppliers.   This is the International Space Station. Can you spot the space shuttle?   What time it is up there?   Ans: The same as Greenwich Mean Time TZ13

Outsource Technology

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Tim Erwin's company works for AZ Technology to broadcast space experiments into classrooms.

Build Beyond Yourself

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Don Wilkes knew when he started AZ Technology that he could not achieve his dreams alone.

Share The Glory

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Founder Don Wilkes gives employees public recognition for  their accomplishments. His daughter, and the current CEO, Lynn Leeper, carries on the tradition.

Make The Web A Real Place

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Host Hattie Bryant says that your Internet site should be thought of as a real place.

Import A Good Idea

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What does New Zealand have in common with Southern California?  Beaches and fair-skinned children.  The hat that helps kids in one part of the world turns out to help kids everywhere. More...

Finance Without A Bank

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There are no business startup bank loans.  Every founder who wins money from a banker to get going had personal assets to use as collateral.  Or, they might have been lucky to convince a friend or family member to co-sign on a loan.  Laurie Synder, founder of Flap Happy, had to look beyond banks to make her darling hats. More...