As the aspirations of Reno’s entrepreneurs continue to rise, fueled by Northern Nevada’s increasing presence as a technology hub and a strong economy throughout the state, Reno’s entrepreneurial support and development community is growing by leaps and bounds as well.
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.
Helping support and inspire the growing number of students in the entrepreneurship minor program is the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship. Since opening its doors in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business in September 2014, the Ozmen Center has built an interdisciplinary program spanning across campus and out into the community.
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.
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.