What do power strips, toilet stalls, popcorn, sausage, earthquakes and timing belts have in common? They’re associated with products and services produced by companies that won the 2017 NCET Technology and Reno Gazette-Journal Business of the Year Awards. One of the many things I love about working at NCET is getting to meet the incredible people and companies who drive our vibrant and diverse business and technology community. One of the ways I discover them is through the annual NCET Technology and RGJ Business Awards.
There are many questions that entrepreneurs have to face when looking to build and fund startups such as when to raise funds, how much to raise and where to find investors. To address some of these questions, NCET held a panel discussion luncheon titled Introduction to Startup Funding on Wednesday, March 8 at the Atlantis Resort Casino Spa. The event allowed local experts and investors to share insight on funding for scalable startups — in terms of this article, scalability is a company’s ability to maintain or increase its level of performance or efficiency when tested by larger operational demands.
I believe that a company’s ability to capture market share and deliver exponential growth starts with the mindset of its leadership. Leaders must develop themselves before they can expect a sales team to bring in results. Every great leader needs the mindset, skill set, and tool set to succeed. Here are some tips on how to develop all three.
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.
I work with highly successful people and those who are striving to become more successful. One of the biggest differences I see is those who are successful know they must ask for help; realizing if they rely solely on their own expertise, they will be limited in what they can accomplish. So what stops people from asking for help more often? We all have some level of hesitation when it comes to reaching out for assistance. Here are three reasons people are hesitant to ask for help.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is honored to reveal that it has been recognized as Reno’s top hotel by national publisher U.S. News & World Report, as recently announced in its annual Best Hotel Rankings program. Additionally, Atlantis’ Concierge Tower, the only of its kind in northern Nevada, has earned the prestigious award program’s second highest mark, just behind the Atlantis property as a whole.
Ryan Parrish has been elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion and Andy Jorgensen have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of NCET.