With the start of the New Year, historically there is an increase in individuals looking to start new businesses. The Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) sees a spike in requests for counseling each year during this time. In fact, January 2015 had 33 percent more new clients than any other month of the year, with the total for January and February accounting for almost 25 percent of all new clients for the year.
Becoming successful as a new business owner is a process. It takes planning, strategy, money, tools and resources. ASSESS – LICENSE – LAUNCH, a free program put on by experts from the City of Reno, Nevada Small Business Development Center and Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship, offers attendees the help and resources needed to navigate the business process. On October 9, 2015, guest speaker Kerry Eaton, CPA, Esq. will outline the various legal structures available, and help you determine what’s best for you.
Small businesses in Nevada were a big deal in 2014. The Nevada Small Business Development Center, a statewide resource for business assistance and headquartered in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business, helped open 136 new small businesses in the state last year.
It’s a new year, and historically, it’s a time when people get serious about their goals, such as starting a new business. What’s the first step? Find out what you don’t know, and get face-to-face with some knowledgeable resources, during the next “Assess – License – Launch” workshop on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 7:15 to 9 a.m.
We are very grateful to all who have graced our doorways over this past year and look forward to serving our community in the coming year. Speaking of the year ahead, you may have heard about the changes that are happening at the BRIC and we’d like to do a recap for you.
Business plans come in various shapes and sizes. The question you have to ask yourself is why you’re writing it. Only when you answer that question can you write the plan that will get you what you want. Additionally, no plan can be used for all things and you will need to tailor the plan to your audience. There are typically three reasons to write a business plan.
Reno-Sparks will always have chain stores. Locally owned stores are another matter. Their presence is not guaranteed. “If everything is turned into a chain, we turn into a cookie-cutter city,” said Dave Asher of Buy Nevada First. “We would lose our local flavor, our local character, our local identity and end up looking like every strip mall in California.”
Their success strengthens the whole community. But because chain stores have advantages due to their size and regional or nationwide presence — often lower prices and always bigger advertising budgets — they can easily cause problems for small businesses.