Selling your home in the digital age


Many of NCET’s columns focus on how social media and other technologies can help businesses run more effectively. This week, we’ll look at how you can use those same technologies to sell your home. If you’ve ever sold your home, you know the experience is challenging at times. It’s emotional and personal – which adds to the complexity of the process. One of the hurdles agents and owners face is the best way to market the home. The plethora of marketing tools in this digital age is daunting and it’s easy to get stuck in analysis paralysis looking for the right combination to help sell the home.

The next big acquisition craze: Fintech

Cast members of TV's "Silicon Valley": Zach Woods, left, T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr. (Photo: Frank Masi, HBO)

The next big acquisition craze could result in more khakis-wearing tech geeks on Wall Street. Technologies that compete with traditional banking businesses, like bitcoin and computer-generated investment advice, have Wall Street worried they will soon face the same disruption issues that have plagued retail, travel and publishing industries. The emerging financial tech industry, dubbed fintech, now threatens to grab $4.7 trillion in revenue and $470 billion in profits from traditional Wall Street firms.

NCET Tech Wednesday – Peppermill Resort Spa Casino – June 10

Peppermill Casino Resort Spa

Reno’s Peppermill has assumed a leadership role in environmental stewardship efforts, as it is the only hotel in the nation to be heated completely by an on-site geothermal well. Attendees of NCET’s Tech Wednesday at Peppermill will be invited to to explore the property’s green, technologically advanced initiatives while learning about how and why the Peppermill has invested in making every facet of its operation more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

National Clean Energy Summit focuses on innovation


The National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress will take place on August 24th, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas. The eighth annual National Clean Energy Summit focuses on the importance of innovation, investment and strengthened collaboration to advance the growth of the clean energy economy.

“Shark Tank” continues nationwide search for Season 7


The producers of the ABC reality series “Shark Tank” are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful (and possibly wealthy) entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, creators and innovators. In each episode, budding entrepreneurs are given the unprecedented chance to make their businesses grow immediately.

How to use Instagram, Vine and Pinterest for your business

Kate Sikora, Noble Studios

How can Instagram, Vine and Pinterest integrate visual into your social strategy? Whether you’re already using Instagram, Vine and Pinterest for your business or you are planning to build out your social strategy beyond Facebook and Twitter, here are some best practices to help guide you. We will explore the essential features you need to leverage each platform and boost your online social presence.