Small businesses and entrepreneurs aren’t certain where to go to take the next steps to launch a company that can create jobs, generate profits, and benefit customers throughout Northern Nevada and the rest of the world. They don’t know to whom they can turn to get them to the next level. For a decade, NCET has addressed this need with its annual Small Business Expo. The Expo provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with the practical knowledge, tactics, and the tools they need to start a business or spur the growth of an existing venture. In a single day during the Small Business Expo, business owners — and those who hope to launch a business — can visit with professionals, experts, and representatives of government agencies.
Remember when businesses relied on rotary phones, typewriters and snail mail, when sales were done face to face and clients paid by cash or check? Today’s essential work tools are a cellphone, laptop or tablet and the Internet. We have e-mail, videoconferencing, telecommuting, e-tail, PayPal, apps and so much more. “There are so many technologies […]
Brandon Shaw plans to take his on-campus tutoring service nationally, but first, he’s got to finish high school and graduate from college. The 17-year-old Truckee Meadows Community College High School senior has teamed up with 17-year-old Nick Vienneau, a Davidson Academy senior, and Joseph Jumale, a TMCC student, to form Stepping Stones Learning Aid. “We […]
The Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration has selected its small business award honorees for 2012. Winners will be recognized at an after-hours awards reception on May 23 in Las Vegas. This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Vegas PBS. Nancy Munoz, Founder / CEO, Leah Munoz, President […]
Selecting just the right name for your new life’s endeavor is definitely not as simple as it may seem. In reality, the name of your business is the first impression you’ll make on your new customers and it’s the very basis for the brand you’ll be working to build. The best way to begin the […]
As many of you know, the 8th annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition is underway. What you may not know is the huge number of people and organizations involved in making it happen. Sixty-eight teams – representing 187 college and university students – have entered this year’s competition by submitting their […]
Double Fine, the game developer, raised $3.3 million for its adventure game, Double Fine Adventures. InXile, a game development company, made $500,000 in 17 hours for its role-playing game, Wasteland 2. Both did it on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Naturally, it would be easy to think of Kickstarter as a […]