Help for your Small Business: Adams Hub for Innovation


Adams Hub for innovation is a start-up business incubator and co-working hub dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their business–faster, better, stronger. Created and funded by the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation, Adams Hub offers a state-of-the-art facility, educational tools and services, an extensive network of mentors, service providers, and seed investment capital for entrepreneurs to launch, grow and accelerate the success of their start-ups.

TMCC Announces “Gift of Education” Contest


Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) has launched the “TMCC Gift of Education” contest for the month of December in which the winner receives the gift that keeps on giving: education. The “TMCC Gift of Education” contest, which began December 3 and runs through January 1, spreads the word on the importance of earning a degree and achieving one’s life-changing career goals to the non-traditional students (must be age 25 or older) of northern Nevada and northern California.

Top 5 Tips to Writing that Perfect Press Release


When writing a press release, it’s important to keep in mind the do’s and don’ts. After all, they can make all the difference in whether or not that busy reporter you’re targeting narrows in on your blood and sweat or simply tosses it in the virtual trashcan. To help keep you on track, we’ve compiled the top surefire ways to catch the eye and prevent immediate deletion.

Tips for new business owners on how to succeed and stay in the black


People are starting new businesses every day. And when owners enter the market, almost all of them make mistakes, many of which are understandable and even predictable. But there are some mistakes new business owners should strive to avoid. Many of those errors can be prevented with a good plan, the right people and tips on what to do if you run into trouble. Here are some pointers for new business owners who want to stay in the black.

Giving Proper Attention to Your “Entrance Strategy”


Business people with great ideas want to move on them quickly and see them flourish in the marketplace. Even new businesses often keep their eyes on an aspirational prize: the “exit strategy”. However, many businesses encounter difficulties and sometimes even debilitating conflicts during their life cycle because not enough attention was paid to the company’s organizational structure, or what could be called the company’s “entrance strategy.”

Bumblebee Blooms: From Governor’s Cup Winner to Successful Business

After relocating to North Sierra Street, Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique now has a larger space for displaying, preparing, storing and transporting floral arrangements and gifts.

It’s been more than three years since Katie Knapp started Bumblebee Blooms, a flower and gift boutique in Reno. We’ve watched as the business evolved from a Governor’s Cup Award-winning business plan to the attractive, spacious store and online business now located downtown. Tour Bumblebee Blooms’ winter wonderland at NCET’s Tech Wednesday on December 10.