Jonathan Burke and Alex Schneider have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Burke, an independent financial analyst specializing in business and nonprofit planning was elected as NCET’s vice president of audio-visual. Schneider, the supervisor of Web for Renown Health, was elected as NCET’s vice president of newsletter.
Is employee engagement really a concern in the workplace? The answer is: Leaders, managers and owners typically cannot identify the lack of engagement in their staff as accurately as they think. I work with very successful managers, business owners and C suite executives. Initially 75%- 80% think they DO NOT have an employee engagement problem.
Many business owners have invested their lives; their savings; they work 60-70 hours each week; they hire coaches, marketers, social media people, design websites; and yet, their business just barely breaks even. Join us in April when Marie Gibson, Principal of Gibson & Associates, will provide key steps that every business owner must take to turn his/her revenues into profit.
What do power strips, toilet stalls, popcorn, sausage, earthquakes and timing belts have in common? They’re associated with products and services produced by companies that won the 2017 NCET Technology and Reno Gazette-Journal Business of the Year Awards. One of the many things I love about working at NCET is getting to meet the incredible people and companies who drive our vibrant and diverse business and technology community. One of the ways I discover them is through the annual NCET Technology and RGJ Business Awards.
You’ve heard of software as a service and its benefits, but is it going to work for your organization, and do the benefits outweigh the disadvantages? The term “software as a service” has been thrown around the IT world for the last 10 years, and over the last few years has gained consumer momentum. But now more than just software is being offered as a service, including hardware/infrastructure (IaaS), storage (SaaS), and pretty much anything you can think of (XaaS).
There are many questions that entrepreneurs have to face when looking to build and fund startups such as when to raise funds, how much to raise and where to find investors. To address some of these questions, NCET held a panel discussion luncheon titled Introduction to Startup Funding on Wednesday, March 8 at the Atlantis Resort Casino Spa. The event allowed local experts and investors to share insight on funding for scalable startups — in terms of this article, scalability is a company’s ability to maintain or increase its level of performance or efficiency when tested by larger operational demands.
A basic unit of life — one that most of us take for granted — often isn’t available to about two-thirds of the world’s population. But Dr. Sage Hiibel, at the University of Nevada, Reno, is removing contaminants from water through a process called direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD).