The deadline for candidates to file for office and compete in the 2016 Primary and General Elections has come and gone, and now it’s time to take stock on how your vote can impact small and mid-size businesses in Nevada. We all know the impact the policies passed in the 2015 Legislative Session have had on businesses in Nevada. Regardless of how you feel about the policy and tax changes approved by the last Legislature, if there’s one lesson to be learned it’s that being informed is key for business owners whether you aim to lobby against a particular policy or at the very least be in a position to prepare for the change.
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.
Lately, more and more clients ask what they can do to protect their small businesses. Most understand that corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) may shield them from personal liability for the debts and other obligations of the business; however, they seem to be unclear as to how the law works in the opposition direction. How can an owner protect their small business from claims for their own personal liabilities?
As a small business owner there are many ways to implement limited-intervention automation; simple, small fixes to grease the wheels of human-data interaction. All automation solutions are highly situational, but I think you can complete a successful automation process with these seven essential steps.
If you own a small business, you’ve got a lot on your mind: cash flow, competitors, payroll and the endless search for new customers. Nonetheless, as busy as you are today, you still need to think about tomorrow. Specifically, are you prepared for the future with an effective retirement plan?
Holland & Hart, Nevada’s largest full-service law firm, will launch its inaugural six-part series called “Law on Tap” on May 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Holland & Hart offices in Reno. “Law on Tap” gives local entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to learn from Holland & Hart attorneys how to navigate the fundamental legal and business issues of launching a new venture or taking the next step with an existing small business.
The Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration has selected its small business award honorees for 2015. Among the winners is Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) President and CEO Dave Archer, who has earned the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, which is given to someone who “has shown initiative, collaboration, and leadership in fostering the development of small businesses in Nevada in the areas of education, financing, mentoring, or other forms of support. These efforts have resulted in the startup, growth and/or success and recognition of small businesses.”