NCET Biz Bite – So you’ve decided to start a business…Now what? – Aug 29

So you’ve decided to start a business…Now what?

C.J. Manthe

August 29, 11 am – 1:00 pm

Did you know that approximately half-million new businesses nationally get started each month but more employer businesses shut down than start up each month? Or that, only a half of new employer firms stay in business at least 5 years? Don’t become another unfortunate statistic!

On August 29, join NCET and C.J. Manthe, the Director of the Department of Business and Industry, for a discussion about the ins and outs of starting a business.

The presentation will focus on 5 key elements:

  • The importance of knowing the business landscape
  • Why you should get out there and network
  • How to develop your brain trust aka the right people to help you get started
  • How to stay ahead of the curve by keeping eye focused on new trends and technology.
  • How to use the interactive Guide to Starting a Business in Nevada on the Business & Industry Website.

Come for the lunch and learn about the plethora of resources that are available to entrepreneurs to help them navigate the process of starting a business.

NCET members may bring an unlimited number of guests at member prices. Join before you RSVP for this event and your savings will pay for some of all of your membership!  Join NCET now and save.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 11 am > 1 pm 
Register Now
$27 – NCET members
$37 – non-members

NEW! Tables for 8 – includes premium location at front of room, table signage, and recognition from the podium during luncheon.

  • $216 – NCET members
  • $296 – non-members

All NCET luncheon events must be paid for in advance.  Unpaid reservations will be cancelled automatically.

NCET events have been selling out! RSVP early so you don’t miss this great event.

The Fine Print:

  • Advance reservations required. RSVP by 5 pm on Tuesday, August 28.  (Sorry, walk-ins not available)
  • No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event

NCET members receive substantial discounts on NCET events. Your membership pays for itself quickly. Join NCET now and save!


Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno NV 89502 (map)

About Our Speaker

C.J. Manthe was appointed as the Director of the Department of Business and Industry by Governor Brian Sandoval, effective September 5, 2017. C.J. oversees 12 diverse state divisions and 12 boards, commissions and advisory committees. The divisions include such groups as the Athletic Commission, Financial Institutions and the Taxicab Authority.

Manthe has more than 30 years of management experience in both the public and private sectors in the fields of banking, healthcare, public accounting, non-profits and state and local governments. C. J. most recently served as the Administrator for the Nevada Housing Division for 3 years, where she led dynamic teams in the Carson City and Las Vegas offices. In this position she worked with industry partners to revitalize homebuyer programs and helped more than 13,000 Nevadans achieve the dream of homeownership. Prior to her appointment as Administrator, Manthe was the Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

Previously C. J. was elected to serve as a council member for the City of Blaine in Washington State and as a county commissioner for Marathon County in Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a certified public accountant.

For more information, contact NCET at (775) 453-0130 or

NCET Tech Bite Sponsorship Opportunities

NCET provides a wide range of display tables and sponsorship opportunities to promote your businesses.  For more information, see the information below or contact Dave Archer at (775) 315-7635 or

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NCET Tech Bite Sponsorship Opportunities
Luncheon Sponsorships – $500 per luncheon Luncheon Display Tables – $100 per luncheon
• Logo and live link on four emails sent to 7,000 of Northern Nevada business, community and educational leaders.

• Logo and live link on NCET’s Tech Bite webpage

• Mention on NCET’s Facebook pages

• Recognition at luncheon

• Logo displayed in onscreen before luncheon begins

• Opportunity to distribute literature and other handouts to attendees

• Sponsorships include a display table and two tickets to that month’s luncheon.

Looking for an inexpensive way to promote your business?

NCET offers display table space exclusively to NCET members at each Tech Bite luncheon for the bargain price of just $100 for a full table.

You can use your table for collateral and displays, to hand out information, to pass out pamphlets or to greet attendees. This is a great way to highlight your services and promote your business!

You can reserve your display table as you purchase your ticket to the luncheon.



For more information, contact Dave Archer at (775) 315-7635 or to take advantage of these opportunities.