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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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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The Importance of Grit

Grit? You may be asking. The gravel we throw on roadways? Not at all! You may have heard before how important grit is to becoming successful. And what is grit? That mental toughness, that tenacity, that pushes some people further than others over the course of time, especially difficult times. If you haven’t heard why this is so important, or haven’t been convinced yet, may I introduce you to Angela…

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ArmaTerra wins CleanTech Open Green Building Award

You may remember that we’ve mentioned ArmaTerra Georeinforcing before on this blog when they presented at 1 Million Cups a few months ago. They had just recently entered the CleanTech Open and were looking for feedback to strengthen their business model. It looks like it paid off! ArmaTerra won the Western Region’s Green Building Award. ArmaTerra uses pieces of old tires to create reinforcement materials for dirt walls and banks….

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