Don’t be surprised by tax changes on Filing Day


Several tax changes may take businesses and individuals by surprise on filing day if they are not attentive to new forms and new tax provisions that took effect in 2014. Don’t be one of those businesses or individuals sent scrambling for forms or rushing to find documentation for deductions, tax credits or filing requirements at the last minute. Here are two tax changes that require some thought well before the April 15 tax day deadline.

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.