Hello and welcome back to Business Briefcase! This week we will be looking at a new business opening in Goodyear and Avondale and an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small-business owners.  

Here’s what residents have to look forward to in the year to come. 

Salad and Go 

Goodyear and Avondale residents will soon be able to visit their local Salad and Go for fresh, nutritious food. 

This drive-thru provides a healthy fast-food option for those looking for a quick meal without the overwhelming amount of calories. The chain has quickly grown in popularity, as there are 15 cities throughout the state with a Salad and Go, with an additional five in Texas.

Goodyear residents can expect their Salad and Go to open early 2022. Avondale’s location will open its doors in the fall.

The Goodyear location can be found at Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street. The Avondale location is at Dysart and McDowell. 

Salad and Go’s menu consists of a variety of salads, including Buffalo chicken, bruschetta caprese and Thai, as well as breakfast burritos and its infamous $1 drinks. 

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Small-business startup school 

Interested in becoming an entrepreneur or starting a business but not quite sure about where or how to start? Goodyear’s InnovationHub, ASU, and the Maricopa County Library District are hosting the Small Business Startup School for those looking to get their questions answered. 

The startup school will consist of four free facilitated workshops for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. 

Classes begin in September, with different topics offered every other Saturday. The four three-hour classes will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. 

The first class, on Sept. 11, will be an introduction course with a focus on customer discovery. Course two, on Sept. 25, will feature lean startup and competitive analysis. Class three, on Oct. 9, will cover business structure and key partners and resources. Lastly, class four on Oct. 23 will focus on branding, marketing and sales. 

For more information, contact Darah Mann at or register at