Funding Your Business – What you need to know to navigate today’s funding environment
David Leonard, SBA Doug Erwin, EDAWN
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Funding Sources – Part 1 covers alternative funding, banks, credit unions and State of Nevada development funds
Sue Malone, Superior Financial TomTraficanti, Heritage Bank Jennifer Denoo, Great Basin Credit Union Doug Irwin, EDAWN
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Funding Sources – Part 2 covers
angel financing, Venture Capital, factoring, capital development and Crowdfunding
Norm Smith, C4CUBE Peter Amundson, Riviera Finance Adrien Burney, Nevada State Development Corp Debe Fennell
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Legal Issues for Small and New Businesses – an interactive discussion relating to the most common legal mistakes made when starting or growing a company.
Fritz Battcher, Holland & Hart LLC
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Health Care Options and the American Care Act – an update on critical health care issues and decisions facing small businesses just a few days before “ObamaCare” takes effect.
Jon M. Hager, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Romeo Lazzarone Lazzarone Group Larry Hurst, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
PLANNING AND MARKETING TRACK – Treasures C/D
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Business Plans – an interactive workshop to help you take the principles of business planning and put them to action to drive results in YOUR your business to drive results.
Marie Gibson, Marie Gibson Management & Consulting
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Ask the Experts” – Open forum on range of topics including accounting, Human Resources / staffing and general business issues.
Rod Jorgenson, Nevada Small Business Development Center Celeste Johnson, Applied Staffing Lisa Carlon, The Bosma Group
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marketing strategies and cost effective tactics – the traditional tactical aspects of cost effective marketing including public relations, social media and email marketing, AND the “strategic” dimension that includes the research needed to know your marketplace, your competitors and your prospective customers.
Stephanie Kruse, KPS3 Abbi Whittaker, The Abbi Agency Lindsay Alford, Noble Studios Karen Rice, Constant Contact Rob Gaedtke, KPS3
Randy Brown – AT&T
David Espinosa – TS Logistics
Gary Owens – Owens Technology
Shari Pheasant - Horse Power Strategies
Keith Anderson - Trinity Applied Internet
Mikalee Byerman - Estipona Group
Travis Clark - Albright & Associates, Ltd.
Leslie Daane - Barnard Vogler & Co.
Larry DeVincenzi - BLG Agency
Maria Gerlinger - CoStar Group Inc.
Bob Goff - Sierra Angels
Ira M. Gostin - 120 West Strategic Communications
John Graham - Northern Nevada Living
Tim Grant - Business Solution Providers
Jamie Lima - Sam's Club
Miya MacKenzie - Adams Hub for Innovation
Melissa Marsh - HRinDemand
Shaemus McCrory - Microsoft Corporation, Reno
Robert Phillips - Sierra Capital Management Group
Darrell Plummer - Sierra Nevada Properties
Tracy Rhodes - Sierra Web Solutions LLC
Wayne Sawka - Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC
Bill Saylor - KOHN & COMPANY, LLP
Amanda Seabert - J. A. Solari & Partners
Abigail Stephenson - Blanchard, Krasner & French
Jeni Temen - Realtor
Kyle Whaley - Plumas Bank
Abbi Whitaker - Abbi Public Relations
Peter Williamson - ActionCOACH