When the recession hit in 2008, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology was a statewide organization focused on fostering an environment where high-growth entrepreneurial companies and tech companies could flourish. Funding was provided primarily by Federal earmarks. Then, earmarks were discontinued and the organization was left high and dry.
Indecision is the most common challenge facing the chief executives. We start with a faulty premise: “This situation is different.” We back that up with the even weaker defense, “My business is unique.” Of course it is. And, of course it is not. While every executive and business is unique the commonality of decision-making is not.
Never spoil a good question with an answer! That seems to happen when entrepreneurs seek advice. It is a good sign when an entrepreneur seeks advice because some are so focused on their idea that they may think they know it all. It is what you learn after you know it all that really matters. Even if you do know it all – measure twice and act once. It works for carpentry and entrepreneurship.
The key goal behind the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) is to support and encourage that grid of individuals and teams that start new businesses and develop or implement new technologies. Everyone should be part of that matrix, working to incrementally transform our region economically. No single entity and no single relocating company […]
Chuck Alvey is a member of NCET’s Board of Directors Chuck Alvey met with lots of CEOs as head of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada for 13 years before he stepped down last year. Now, he will be working with CEOs on another level: overseeing a peer group of local business leaders under […]
In a recent interview for an opportunity I was exploring, the person asked me to describe an entrepreneurial activity I had initiated in any of my jobs over my 44 years of business experience. The fact that I had not started my own company from scratch had misled me to believe that I was not […]
Economic Development agencies in Nevada are going through a period of upheaval. With changes looming to the structure of economic development in our state and continual funding issues, these agencies are working hard just to keep up. Recently, executives representing economic development in Nevada met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las […]