A new study by Nevada banking companies adds weight to previous discussions about the need to upgrade the workforce and STEM education in the schools, as well as what makes Nevada a great place to do business. First Independent Bank and Bank of Nevada, both divisions of Western Alliance Bank, last week released the Nevada Business Leader Survey. The banks commissioned WestGroup Research to conduct the survey, which took place in January.
Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Reno. The fund has already made an investment in ClickBio, an innovator in the laboratory consumables industry.
One of the most vital components of your company’s brand is its integrity, and because the internet fact checks at the speed of light these days, it’s prudent to take steps to ensure the information you make public is beyond reproach before releasing it. To help you safeguard that integrity, here are a few things to keep in mind.
An important truth I’ve learned is that business is as much an internal game as an external one – sometimes more so. Which brings me to my question: What do you do when opportunity knocks? Most of us like to think we go for it. But if we’re truthful, there are probably times we procrastinate, or even let it slip by. Why? Here are five insights for taking advantage of more opportunities.
When Guy Gardner bought Quality Plastics in Sparks in 1983, the company had a single piece of technology: a photocopier. Today, the company’s staff of 35 relies extensively on the tools of technology to design and manufacture often-complex plastics products for business-to- business, business-to- government and business-to-consumer markets.
In an era many business leaders are calling the “age of automation,” the power of teamwork still remains a key to unlocking business results. These two seemingly opposing forces are actually tightly interlinked. While automation, robotics and technology will continue to absorb rote, repetitive work, companies that unlock the skills that automation cannot bring to the table — collaboration, creativity, and team-driven problem-solving — will rise to the top.
We don’t have to look far past our smartphones to recognize that a great idea can change the world. But in this digital age, when everyone seems to have an idea, it can be challenging to get a project off the ground. Crowdfunding sites like IndieGogo and Kickstarter popped up to provide a solution, by offering perks to early adopters of technology and products in exchange for funding, and by 2015 the crowdfunding industry was estimated to have generated $34 billion in revenue — a figure that’s projected to grow to $96 billion by 2025.