Archive for the 'Business Start-Up' Category


The Most Critical Steps in Preparing for a Successful Business


October 17th, 2016, 11:30:11 AM
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By: Debra Ward, Marketing Consultant, Dream Weaver Marketing Starting a new business is fun, but it takes careful planning to do it right. Even if you’ve been in business for several years, you may find this information useful. As a marketing consultant, I’ve been able to backtrack and fix some of the foundation issues for […]

“The consumer is not a moron, she is your wife.”


June 15th, 2015, 11:28:02 AM
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“The consumer is not a moron, she is your wife.”   That’s a quote from one of the most brilliant ad men of the 20th century, David Ogilvy. His ads generated a crazy waterfall of cash for his clients. The man knew how to sell because he understood people. Ogilvy started off as a door-to-door […]

Small businesses indicative of the state’s recovering economy


April 9th, 2015, 09:37:38 AM
Posted in Business Conditions, Business Start-Up, Economic Development, NSBDC Services | No Comments »

via Nevada Today by Nicole Shearer Small businesses in Nevada were a big deal in 2014. The Nevada Small Business Development Center, a statewide resource for business assistance and headquartered in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business, helped open 136 new small businesses in the state last year. “It’s easy to forget the […]

Elko to Host Startup Weekend for Entrepreneurs


August 31st, 2012, 02:27:01 PM
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Elko to Host Startup Weekend for Entrepreneurs Startup Weekend Elko will connect local innovators and startup enthusiasts to share ideas and launch companies ELKO, NV – Startup Weekend, a national grassroots business-launching event, is coming to Northern Nevada, September 28-30, 2012. Startup Weekend Elko will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors […]

NSBDC featured on KTVN Channel 2 Reno Tahoe news


March 27th, 2012, 11:53:47 AM
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video by: Adam Rasmussen Channel 2 News “My goal is to help them get it started, and help them succeed,” says Rod Jorgensen, director of counseling for the program.

The big question we forget to ask customers and prospects


February 16th, 2012, 03:28:19 PM
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The big question we forget to ask customers and prospects While enjoying dinner with friends, their 9-year old son suddenly asked, “Aunt Brenda, do you have a muffin top?” His parents instantly looked up in horrified embarrassment. I didn’t mind. I figured if the boy’s brave enough to ask, he deserves an answer. So I […]

What the Hare Krishna can teach you about marketing


February 10th, 2012, 04:38:17 PM
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What the Hare Krishna can teach you about marketing Depending on your age, you may remember the days when you’d pass a group of Hare Krishna at a street corner and get a worn-out daisy shoved into your hand. You try to avoid it. You try to say no. But despite your protests, they swiftly […]

State Small Business Credit Initiative – Real Progress for Nevada’s Economy


September 27th, 2011, 01:53:59 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Economic Development | 1 Comment »

Although news reports continue to lament on the condition of the economy, there are a few actions taken by the government that could make a real difference in the state of Nevada. Beginning this fall, the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and the Catalyst Fund (SB75) are programs that make money available to small […]

WordPress Recommended for Small Businesses and Non-Profits


March 10th, 2010, 11:45:25 AM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Marketing, Technology, Tools | 3 Comments »

Small businesses and non-profits are beginning to realize that they don’t necessarily need a custom built CMS system to run their website. Why not use a state-of-the-art publishing platform that focuses on aesthetics, web standards and usability – and not to mention… it’s FREE?

What NOT to say to your lender!


February 24th, 2010, 04:04:08 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Financing, Raising Capital | 1 Comment »

Here at the NSBDC, I spend a lot of time talking with folks wanting to start a business, and one of the very first things we get into is the reason for having to write a business plan. One of the main reasons – “Because a lender REQUIRES one!”  Out of that discussion generally comes […]

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