NCET Expo: A Crash Course in Business

Lt. Governor Brian K. Krolicki

An entrepreneurial revival is taking hold in Northern Nevada and it and it will not reach its full potential without the continuing support of a vibrant entrepreneurial network that has grown rapidly in Northern Nevada. Part of this vital entrepreneurial support network is the NCET Small Business Expo, which targets the engine of Northern Nevada’s economic recovery — small business growth and development. In Nevada, 95 percent of businesses have 20 or fewer employees. Figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration show that small firms employ just over half of the private-sector workforce and created nearly two-thirds of nation’s net new jobs over the past decade and a half.

NCET Tech Bite: Twitter 101 – Oct 22

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500 million tweets are sent per day using Twitter. If you aren’t one of the 271 million monthly active users, it’s time to get on board! Twitter was created with the goal of giving everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. Businesses can use Twitter to share information about products and services, gather market intelligence, and build relationships with customers, partners and influencers. Join us for Tech Bite on Wednesday, October 22, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. During this networking lunch, Constance Aguilar, strategic communications manager at The Abbi Agency, will give an overview of Twitter and its capabilities.

Help for your small business: ANN – The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits

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The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits, affectionately called ANN, strengthens our community by increasing the influence and capacity of Nevada’s nonprofit sector – a sector that currently consists of nearly 5,000 nonprofits. ANN delivers relevant and market-sensitive products and services to charities across the entire state, and works closely with existing nonprofit networks, programs, and services to capitalize on economies of scale and avoid duplication. ANN’s website receives thousands of visitors each month, and serves as a portal to the wealth of information available to Nevada’s nonprofit sector. One of the website’s most popular features is the “Career Center” (or job board) where job seekers post resumes for free and nonprofits view resumes and post jobs at deep discounts for members.

NCET Tech Wednesday – Healing Healthcare Systems – Oct 8th

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Located in a recently renovated suite of offices, it makes sense that a company that creates healing environments would create this attractive light-filled space and allow employees to personalize their own offices. Healing Healthcare Systems is the only producer of evidence-based music video specifically for healthcare environments. Join us on Wednesday, October 8 for a tour of Healing Healthcare Systems.

NCET Small Business Expo – Keys to a Successful Trade Show Visit

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With the NCET Small Business Expo just around the corner, here are some tips on how you can get the most from a visit to a trade show. Trade shows are like short boot camps for business. Everything that you can use to start or grow your business is right there – potential partners, providers of goods and services, funding sources, mentors, and much more. But you need a strategy to get the most out of a trade show. You can’t just show up and expect to absorb business-changing concepts. Here are four tips you can use to make sure that you get the most out of the next trade show you attend.

Got Great Expectations?? Try Networking!

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People agree that one of the best ways to find and create the perfect business connections is to build relationships with the right individuals. But, what if you don’t even know who they are? One of the better ways to find and cultivate those connections is through networking. You may be thinking that you hate the schmoozing or you are not effective at networking events or you don’t know what to say. Here are three concepts that might help.