The Factbook predicts the total economic impact of legal marijuana sales will increase by 234 percent over the next five years, from $23 billion in 2017 to as much as $77 billion by 2022. These projections are key indicators why many entrepreneurs are rolling into the cannabis ecosystem in Northern Nevada.
A group of local business women have joined forces to help other women succeed at business. Inspire Reno describes itself as a women’s entrepreneurial development center. “One thing we know about people who are peak performers is, the one thing they have in common is, they gather around other successful people,” says Dr. Erin Oksol, psychologist and business coach.
Sometimes an innovative idea for a business or life-changing product connects with the resources to make it happen. And sometimes they come together when the idea is pitched to a team of angel investors or venture capitalists. Northwestern Nevada has a number of investor organizations springing up along with a rising spirit of entrepreneurship throughout the region.
David Audretsch, one of the most well-known entrepreneurship researchers in the world, will be giving a talk that is intended for students, entrepreneurs, and the general public on November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The title of Audretsch’s talk is, “Have We Oversold the Silicon Valley Model of Entrepreneurship?”
“Everything that rises must converge,” the great American novelist Flannery O’Connor observed a half-century ago. We’re clearly seeing the convergence of at least four trends, two old and two new, and according to newly released findings, marketers may not be prepared for what may prove to shake their world. In fact, a survey of marketing professionals conducted on behalf of BrightEdge, an SEO and content marketing firm, found substantial confusion at what may be a critical moment in the rapidly pacing cycle of digital consumption.
The NCET Small Business Expo connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with the help they need to help their companies grow. Anyone who invests even a few hours at the Small Business Expo will leave with an abundance of information and important networking contacts. Business owners will have the opportunity to talk with experts and visit with experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals.
A commitment by the University of Nevada, Reno to foster science, technology and entrepreneurship has garnered international attention and an increasingly beneficial partnership with Israel-based HIL Applied Medical.