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Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists

This is the fourth year for the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Nevada, Reno. The competition is designed to encourage students to turn ideas into actual businesses. Each year, after several months of workshops and talks from experts in all sorts of areas of business, the finalists are announced. These finalists compete for the $50,000 grand prize to start their business. For the 2014/2015 competition, there were over…

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New Year’s Resolutions to Last

Let us welcome a new year! And with new years come new resolutions. I am a huge fan of setting New Year’s Resolutions. I think they can push you and your business to new levels. Whether it is a certain goal for annual sales or expanding your knowledge in an area of leadership techniques. Defining an issue you want to tackle helps to give clarity, and the arbitrary deadline of…

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Team Building

Don’t Be the Smartest Person in the Room

You’ve heard it a million times: you shouldn’t be the smartest person in the room and that’s a good thing. This is particularly true when you are starting a company and need brilliant and passionate people for your core team. These people should be able to challenge and push growth for the company in ways that you won’t expect. If they always did what you were expecting, why would you…

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Startup Weekend Reno

Reno Startup Week

There has been so much activity in Reno for startups and entrepreneurship that the city is throwing a week-long celebration of everything startup. Reno Startup Week has a calendar chuck full of events that either showcase, celebrate or explore Startup Row and entrepreneurship in the city of Reno and throughout the area. Come out and meet your fellow entrepreneurs, hear what they are talking about and in a few cases…

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Entrepreneurs Assembly

Once a month, the Entrepreneurs Assembly (EA for those in the know and into acronyms) meets in a nondescript room to make magic happen for small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. What is the magic that is mentioned? Simple and powerful: connections and goals. Each month entrepreneurs in the greater Truckee Meadows region meet to talk about goals for themselves and their businesses under the greater program of Entrepreneurs Assembly. Speakers…

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