How small businesses can keep their employees


During the recession, employees hunkered down and didn’t look. Now, 51 percent of employed workers are either actively seeking or open to a new job (Jobvite). With new companies like Tesla coming to town, your “A” players will go away unless you can provide a good wage, attractive benefits and a great place to work.

Consider outsourcing of business services


As we enter 2015 with an improving economy and robust business growth predicted, analysts agree that finding and retaining employees will be one of the biggest business challenges over the next few years. Because of this many business are looking for ways to expand their capabilities without adding staff.

FLoW business competition offers unique opportunity for university entrepreneurs


The first deadline for FLoW, a business plan competition for university students and recent graduates focused on cleantech and sustainability, is coming up on February 1, 2015. In addition to cleantech and clean energy, FLoW supports a broad spectrum of sustainability related innovations including those related to natural resource management and agricultural technologies.

Business and tech leaders to speak at TEDxUniversityofNevada event


The third annual TEDxUniversityofNevada, to be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, will feature a number of influential business and technology leaders among the 20 scheduled speakers. The event is sponsored by the University of Nevada’s College of Business. Although tickets are sold out for the event, the presentations will be live streamed online from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You Must Decide!

Chuck Alvey

Indecision is the most common challenge facing the chief executives. We start with a faulty premise: “This situation is different.” We back that up with the even weaker defense, “My business is unique.” Of course it is. And, of course it is not. While every executive and business is unique the commonality of decision-making is not.