NCET Expo: A Crash Course in Business

Lt. Governor Brian K. Krolicki

An entrepreneurial revival is taking hold in Northern Nevada and it and it will not reach its full potential without the continuing support of a vibrant entrepreneurial network that has grown rapidly in Northern Nevada. Part of this vital entrepreneurial support network is the NCET Small Business Expo, which targets the engine of Northern Nevada’s economic recovery — small business growth and development. In Nevada, 95 percent of businesses have 20 or fewer employees. Figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration show that small firms employ just over half of the private-sector workforce and created nearly two-thirds of nation’s net new jobs over the past decade and a half.

Help for your small business: ANN – The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits

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The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits, affectionately called ANN, strengthens our community by increasing the influence and capacity of Nevada’s nonprofit sector – a sector that currently consists of nearly 5,000 nonprofits. ANN delivers relevant and market-sensitive products and services to charities across the entire state, and works closely with existing nonprofit networks, programs, and services to capitalize on economies of scale and avoid duplication. ANN’s website receives thousands of visitors each month, and serves as a portal to the wealth of information available to Nevada’s nonprofit sector. One of the website’s most popular features is the “Career Center” (or job board) where job seekers post resumes for free and nonprofits view resumes and post jobs at deep discounts for members.

NCET Small Business Expo – Keys to a Successful Trade Show Visit

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With the NCET Small Business Expo just around the corner, here are some tips on how you can get the most from a visit to a trade show. Trade shows are like short boot camps for business. Everything that you can use to start or grow your business is right there – potential partners, providers of goods and services, funding sources, mentors, and much more. But you need a strategy to get the most out of a trade show. You can’t just show up and expect to absorb business-changing concepts. Here are four tips you can use to make sure that you get the most out of the next trade show you attend.

Got Great Expectations?? Try Networking!

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People agree that one of the best ways to find and create the perfect business connections is to build relationships with the right individuals. But, what if you don’t even know who they are? One of the better ways to find and cultivate those connections is through networking. You may be thinking that you hate the schmoozing or you are not effective at networking events or you don’t know what to say. Here are three concepts that might help.

TMCC offering class on 3D printing to the public

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It’s been used to make everything from prosthetic limbs to children’s toys, and now the public has an opportunity to learn how to use 3D printing technology. Truckee Meadows Community College is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to offer its first non-credit course, which does not require participants to enroll in either institution. Part of TMCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education program, the course can lead to employment opportunities with the growing number of businesses looking for workers with 3D technology skills, but the class also can benefit artists, inventors or hobbyists.

Tag, You’re In! Event Badges Go High Tech

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Who hasn’t wanted to go backstage at a concert? Or stand on the sidelines of a major sporting event? Admission credentials are issued at every significant event to identify the areas attendees can access. Many of these badges for concerts, sporting events, festivals and conferences are created at Reno-based Access™ Event Solutions. From satin printed stick-ons to laminated clip-ons to custom shapes to wristbands, customization options abound. Some badges are works of art—meant to help create the atmosphere of the event and later become a commemorative souvenir.