Southwest Regional Angel Summit – Oct 24 – Tucson


Register today for the Angel Capital Association’s 2014 SW Regional Angel Summit — the regions’ largest gathering of angel investors. Join your peers and industry leaders from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah to share best practices, hear keynotes and panelists, and participate in roundtables on hot topics for angel investors. Staying on top of the latest trends in today’s rapidly shifting early stage environment is vital to finding the best opportunities and achieving great returns. The event will culminate in angel group nominated “Best in Region” company presentations.

Governor’s Conference on Small Business – Sep 19


The 3rd annual Governor’s Conference on Small Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, is a comprehensive small business resource event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow an existing business. Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts during six informative and interactive panel discussions and can interface with 100+ service providers, development authorities and government entities at the Business Resource Expo.

NCET’s Fall Preview for Small Businesses


As a child, I looked forward with great anticipation to TV Guide’s Fall Preview of new and returning shows. With that in mind, I once again present NCET’s Fall Preview of new and returning programs and events designed to help our small businesses and entrepreneurs. Events include National Clean Energy Summit, Crowdfunding Basics Workshop, Governor’s Conference on Small Business, NCET Small Business Expo and TEDxUniversityofNevada.

Being a Business Mentor – What Does it Mean?


In the world of professional sports, even the greatest athletes have coaches. They need someone to observe their performance as well as the state of the game, competition and rules in order to maximize the athlete’s ability to succeed. In the world of big business, you find successful people surrounding themselves with others that know more than they do in a particular area or subject, as well as having a solid board of directors or advisors that have experience or knowledge that are missing in the senior executive. This combination of information flowing from two directions can truly make a business leader more influential, efficient and profitable. That works well for large, public companies, but what about the entrepreneur or small business owner?

Cast Me A Line: The Power Of The Podcast

Nicole Rose Dion

Podcasting? Really? WHO CARES? Right? Apparently, I DO. A few weeks ago I watched a webinar about podcasting from PR Daily to learn how we might use them as a marketing tool for our clients. Upon completing the webinar, I was tasked to write a blog about the takeaways. However, I found myself avoiding it, feeling utterly uninspired. What is it about podcasting? Some people go nuts over it and others (me) couldn’t be bothered. It first became a “thing” around 2007 when people (Howard Stern) starting putting radio broadcast recordings online. A podcast is simply an audio recording that can be subscribed to or streamed via the web. Ever since, it has become a lasting medium for people trying to get their message out there to whoever will listen. And people are listening! In 2013, iTunes reported one billion podcast subscribers.

Website Myths: The Fold

Mike Mcdowell

There are many misunderstandings and myths about website design. But few website myths told over the years are as epic as that of the importance of the “fold.” Legend has it, that any content living below this fateful boundary was never to be seen again. To prevent this certain death, content would crowd into the gilded holy land known as “above the fold.” This land of milk and honey above the fold was the only safe haven and ensured that site content would always be seen, absorbed, understood and loved. Few would dare venture below the fold for lesser website content that had been outcast to live a life in purgatory.