TMCC offering class on 3D printing to the public


It’s been used to make everything from prosthetic limbs to children’s toys, and now the public has an opportunity to learn how to use 3D printing technology. Truckee Meadows Community College is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to offer its first non-credit course, which does not require participants to enroll in either institution. Part of TMCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education program, the course can lead to employment opportunities with the growing number of businesses looking for workers with 3D technology skills, but the class also can benefit artists, inventors or hobbyists.

Tag, You’re In! Event Badges Go High Tech


Who hasn’t wanted to go backstage at a concert? Or stand on the sidelines of a major sporting event? Admission credentials are issued at every significant event to identify the areas attendees can access. Many of these badges for concerts, sporting events, festivals and conferences are created at Reno-based Access™ Event Solutions. From satin printed stick-ons to laminated clip-ons to custom shapes to wristbands, customization options abound. Some badges are works of art—meant to help create the atmosphere of the event and later become a commemorative souvenir.

Spotting an Accidental Franchise (and Why It Matters to You)


Imagine you own a successful business with retail locations in several Southern California cities offering desserts in a unique fun-filled party atmosphere operating under the name Dessert Dreams. A Chicago investor vacationing with his family visits one of your locations and enthusiastically proposes entering into an agreement with you to help you open locations in Illinois and a location near his brother-in-lawʼs home in Northern California. He offers to pay $20,000 per location, as well as ongoing royalties for the right to use your business name and system of operation. Everyone wins, right? Not so fast.

NCET Tech Bite: Google Analytics – Sep 17

NCET Tech Bite, Atlantis Casino & Spa

What is Google Analytics and why is it vital to your business success? What you need to know before logging into your Google Analytics account? What are the different types of reports and metrics available through Google Analytics?
Chad will answer these questions and share three to five client case studies showing the use of Google Analytics in the real world of marketing.

Southwest Regional Angel Summit – Oct 24 – Tucson


Register today for the Angel Capital Association’s 2014 SW Regional Angel Summit — the regions’ largest gathering of angel investors. Join your peers and industry leaders from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah to share best practices, hear keynotes and panelists, and participate in roundtables on hot topics for angel investors. Staying on top of the latest trends in today’s rapidly shifting early stage environment is vital to finding the best opportunities and achieving great returns. The event will culminate in angel group nominated “Best in Region” company presentations.

Governor’s Conference on Small Business – Sep 19


The 3rd annual Governor’s Conference on Small Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, is a comprehensive small business resource event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow an existing business. Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts during six informative and interactive panel discussions and can interface with 100+ service providers, development authorities and government entities at the Business Resource Expo.