For businesses, right-of-way permitting can be lengthy process

So you want to develop your business on or along public right-of-way property. Know that there’s a potentially long permitting process ahead to comply with access, parking and other issues awaiting you. That was the key takeaway from the Nevada Department of Transportation’s presentation to Entrepreneurship Nevada at EN’s monthly meeting on July 12. Give yourself a full three months, assuming no roadblocks, to obtain the necessary permits, said Jae…

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How RSCVA (Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority) is boosting tourism and business travel

Thanks to Jennifer Cunningham from RSCVA for joining us to discuss the marketing efforts going into improving tourism and business travel to the Reno Tahoe area. RSCVA recently hired a marketing agency to help boost the organization’s reach. They learned a few great marketing tips that can be applied almost universally that could help influence your target audience as well. In particular they found the following points can greatly enhance…

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E-Nevada April 12th

Our next gathering is April 12th at the InNEVation Center The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) will provide an update on the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in the Reno-Tahoe region, and talk about the success of Blueprint 2018. Blueprint 2018 was a recent 3 day conference put on by VentureBeat (thanks to many, including our friends at EDAWN) held right here in the heart of Reno, Nevada. This conference…

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2015 MassMutual Business Owner Perspectives Study

Insights from America’s Economic Engine Business owners are the engine that drive the U.S. economy. The small business community in the U.S. is the third largest economy in the world, represents a total buying power of $2 trillion and has generated 66% of all new jobs since the 1970s. They are also your peers. The 2015 MassMutual Business Owner Perspectives Study takes the pulse of today’s business owners. The study,…

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What Do Startup Accelerators Really Do

Often one encounters confused looks and queries when discussing the distinctions between startup incubators, accelerators, and co-working locations.   Ian Hathaway from the Brookings Institution provides a comprehensive overview. Accelerators are playing an increasing role in startup communities throughout the United States and beyond. Early evidence demonstrates accelerators’ potential to improve startups’ outcomes, and for these benefits to spill over into the broader startup community. Nonetheless, the measurable impact accelerators have on performance…

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WGU Adds Master’s in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

New online degree program offers new cybersecurity curriculum Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is now accepting applications for its newest online master’s degree program, M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Developed in collaboration with industry and policy experts, the new program offers coursework that aligns with the latest standards from national security organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Security Agency…

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Three Public Relations Tips for Bolstering Your Brand’s Reputation

Public relations (PR) is far more than just sending a press release. Communicators skate blurred lines between marketers, advertisers, digital divas, community engagers, reputation managers, publicists, brand advisers, social media strategists, and terms we haven’t created yet. Bottom line: in a fast moving entrepreneurial world, the power of PR has never been more relevant. While it takes far more than one article to delve into, here are a few solid…

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What lessons can you learn from business failures?

Like you, I’ve read dozens of inspiring articles about entrepreneurs who bounce back from failure to discover success. Steve Jobs, we are often reminded, was fired from his own company. Thomas Edison chalked up each of his thousands of failed experiments as another step toward a successful solution. You’d almost think from reading these inspirational tales that entrepreneurs set out to fail a few times just so that they can…

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