Tahoe Thrive

The Tahoe and Truckee area had their first entrepreneurial meetup and it was a great success! Here’s some of the letter that went out to all the attendees after the event from Eric Brown and Roy Tuscany, the organizers: Thrive Tahoe sends a huge THANK YOU to all who attended our first event last Monday… way to go Thrive Tahoe! Or as Roy and I have been saying… “THRIVE IS ALIVE!”…

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How to Kickstarter

So you have an idea and you need some funding? Try Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding allows you to access your vast network of family, friends, acquaintances and strangers alike to fund your project and take it to the next level while gaining national exposure via the network of startup supporters found on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Step One: Define Your Needs The first step is to define your project and define…

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Businesses in Nevada – Some Interesting Facts

I recently came across some interesting facts about business in Nevada from the Nevada Small Business Resource publication put out by the Small Business Association. Did you know that small businesses (varying in size by industry as determined by the SBA) make up 95.6% of all employers in the state of Nevada and that small business employs 41.7% of the private sector workforce here? Those are some impressive numbers! There…

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Social Media Marketing for Startups

Marketing for startups can be a challenge, with small budgets and a lack of knowledge about its customers the challenge can seem insurmountable, but with today’s technological improvements there are many ways for startups to market directly and efficiently without breaking the bank. Step one: Twitter– If you a representing a brand you must be on twitter and better yet active on twitter. According to Kevin Allen of PR Daily…

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Startup Community Growing in Reno

The top business cities in the United States are coming together to form a community of startup companies that support each other, the community and the local economy. Reno is not far behind, with events such as; Start up Weekend, Tedx, Reno Hackathon, Project Vesto, The Governor’s cup, Sontag Business Plan Competition, as well as an appetite in the community for new ideas and change to the status quo Reno…

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Small Business Funding

Questions about funding a small business are often the most common questions that get asked of mentors and advisors from new entrepreneurs. And while funding is a critical component of any business venture, it is often a misunderstood facet of getting your business idea off the ground. The vast majority of entrepreneurs fund their businesses out of their own pockets. According to a recent Kauffman Foundation study, 80% of entrepreneurs…

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