Interview with Megan Porth and Luke Amargo E11
This month’s show was unique because it brought together two individuals from very different businesses to talk about a topic they both could relate to. One over 100 years old and the other a PHX-based startup that is in its 5th year of business.
Megan Porth was practically born a conscious capitalist. Her parents and families have always owned businesses and believed in business as a force for good. You can clearly hear in her stories that she gets is and empowers those around her to jump on board. Her business, Your Contract Shop, is making purchasing a contract as easy as a purchase on Amazon.
Luke Amargo is a jack of all trades. He spent the early years of his career starting businesses and winning pitch competitions. He now serves as the Entrepreneur Manager at the Better Business Bureau Pacific Southwest and is on the Navy Reserve. His wide variety of skills and experience has given him the tools he needs to bring innovation to a 100-year-old organization. He’s a believer in conscious capitalism and educates main street entrepreneurs to build their businesses with the 4 tenants in mind.
Tune-in to hear stories from both young and established organizations with learnings you can apply to your work today.
Your Contract Shop is an innovative approach to legal services. With a desire to break down the barriers between attorneys and their clients, Your Contract Shop utilizes the most modern resources to drive the cost of legal services down, while still maintaining the highest level of service. Your Contract Shop’s one goal is to ensure that its clients are protected.
All of Your Contract Shop’s attorneys and paralegals work virtually. That means the client does not have to pay for a pricey law office that the client will never use. By cutting down on one of a law firm’s most expensive pieces of overhead, Your Contract Shop can afford to cut its rates to better fit its clients’ budgeting needs.
Your Contract Shop strives to make seeing an attorney fun! The vision is to create a world where individuals and business owners get the legal advice they need quickly, easily, and affordably. Your Contract Shop utilizes processes, technology, and modern business practices to make legal advice as accessible as buying a book online.
Megan Porth is the founder and managing attorney at Your Contract Shop. Megan was born and raised around entrepreneurs and business people.
From a very young age, she was attending networking events, strategic planning meetings, and marketing seminars. Her passion for helping businesses grow inspired her to go to law school, where she graduated with honors and created and supported a number of school organizations.
Prior to law school, Megan worked as the Business Manager for a software development company, the Deputy Director for a statewide initiative, and a lobbyist for the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.
Additionally, Megan was the Chief Operations Officer of a web-based real estate training company, where she managed hundreds of clients and a full staff of employees. When she’s not working, Megan loves kayaking, camping, and granting wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Megan Porth, the principal at YCS, is only licensed in Arizona.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) encourages businesses to operate with integrity, and helps consumers choose companies and charities they can trust. Businesses earn BBB Accreditation by adhering to operating with high standards of ethical business practices.
Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest serves Greater Arizona and Southern California with campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma, and Lake Havasu City. Supported by over 20,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is one of the largest BBBs.
It’s innovative approach to business growth provides tools to ignite success including mentorship, online products and access to capital. Objective expertise educates the community on ethical behavior in the marketplace and how businesses can build trust. In 2020, people turned to BBB more than 447 million times by checking more than 270 million Business Profiles views – all available to the public for free at bbb.org.
Luke Amargo (Uh-Mar-Go) comes from a military family, and grew up in San Diego, CA, and moved her due to college and stayed because of his startup and his work at Grand Canyon University (where he met Dom Pachuilo).
Luke has won some assorted startup awards, 1st Arizona Institute for Digital Progress, 1st PHXMobileFestival, 1st SmartCityHackBarcelona, Top-64-SXSW, ACVC, Phoenix Business Journal 2020 Entrepreneurial Contest Finalist, 2nd Moonshot, & 1st Grand Canyon University’s pitch competition.
He works as a manager at Better Business Bureau serving the Pacific Southwest, the largest Trade Association in Arizona. Specifically, he is one of the key leaders and manages the local Empower by GoDaddy program, where they have a Main St. accelerator, and Massively Online Open Course/Incubator, and other events and programming dedicated to the Main St. Business owner.
He also is in the Navy Reserves and volunteers his time to mentor young businesses and business owners.
About Our People and Profit Co-Hosts
Sarah McCraren is an Arizona native with a strong sense of community. Sarah spent many years in the corporate finance world specializing in the operational analysis, measurement and accountability systems, project management and software implementations. However, Sarah wanted to do work which was meaningful and would positively impact her community.
She found that saving lives and reducing injuries through comprehensive safety programs fit that bill. Sarah currently leads the McCraren Compliance team by keeping everyone focused on their primary purpose, creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other, and balancing the needs of all their stakeholders.
Sarah serves on the Boards for Conscious Capitalism Arizona and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Tucson Chapter, and is also active with the Arizona Builders Alliance, Arizona Rock Products Association , Arizona Transportation Builders and Women in Mining Az.
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Creating Workplaces Where We All Watch Out for Each Other
No arm twisting is required to get Jeremy Neis, a CC Arizona leadership team member, to engage in conversation with impassioned business minds on the topic of leveraging enterprise to create long lasting advancements for humanity.
His two plus decades of entrepreneurial experience, leading strategic initiatives and tailoring solutions for organizations, families and individuals has led to a strong appreciation of the profound impact business wields over the people it serves and relies upon.
It is his delight to explore with inspiration, show guests their experiences, observations and approaches to doing business in a people centered manner.
About Our Sponsor – Conscious Capitalism Arizona
Business has the potential to be a powerful force for good.
Free enterprise capitalism has served to lift more people out of poverty than any other socio-economic system ever conceived – empowering social cooperation, human progress, and elevating humanity.
Good business is the answer to many of the global issues that humankind is facing. This is what we will dive into on the show.
We are working to change the capitalism narrative by shining a bright light on good business – telling the stories of conscious Arizona companies and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.