Archive for the 'Business Start-Up' Category


So you have a new website…now what?


February 1st, 2010, 12:40:10 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Marketing, Technology, Tools | 1 Comment »

As a follow up to the 12th step in the SEO Checklist for Your New Website, I recommend adding your site to the following 8 Free Business Listing Websites: Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yelp, City Search, Merchant Circle, Trip Advisor and DMOZ. You will be asked to create a business profile allowing you to add a […]

12 Steps for Search Engine Optimization


January 26th, 2010, 06:20:40 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Marketing, Technology, Tools | 3 Comments »

A checklist to use during the development process Are you ready to build a website for your small business or for yourself? There are simple search engine optimization steps you should consider during the development process. The following 12 step optimization checklist will bring you one step closer to maximizing your revenues with smart web […]

How to Buy an Existing Business


January 21st, 2010, 05:04:58 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Buying a Business | No Comments »

Here is a question that our clients often ask: “My husband and I are thinking about buying a local business. The current owner has a price in mind. My husband seems to think it’s a good deal, but it seems high to me. How do we figure out what a fair price would be?” Purchasing […]

Before you Sign a Lease


January 7th, 2010, 02:24:08 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Lease, Legal | No Comments »

Entering into a commercial lease is one of the first steps entrepreneurs take when opening a new business or a new location. The lease process involves many important decisions, not only assessing the viability of the physical location, but also the provisions contained in the lease document. It is important to remember that not all […]

Changes to Employment Law Posters


November 20th, 2009, 03:37:07 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Employees, Human Resources, Legal | No Comments »

By Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. and Tracy McKenzie, Esq. Under both federal and state employment laws, employers are required to post specific employment materials for employees in a conspicuous area (such as a break or lunch room) and in a language employees understand. When there are changes to existing employment laws or new laws are enacted, […]

The ‘Six Ps’ of Small Business Borrowing in Tough Credit Markets


October 22nd, 2008, 04:35:00 PM
Posted in Business Conditions, Business Start-Up, Financing | 1 Comment »

Despite the current financial upheaval both in Nevada and throughout the nation, entrepreneurs and small business owners still need access to capital to start or expand a business.  But, navigating the path from deciding a loan is needed to having the funds in the business banking account has recently become much tougher. Not only have […]

Raising Capital


September 28th, 2007, 09:37:19 AM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Financing, Raising Capital | 1 Comment »

Nevada provides many tools to small business – from incentives for business expansion to self-insurance plans to assist in risk management. Another tool Nevada corporations have in their business arsenal is the publicly registered offering of securities. Raising capital through a public offering can help with an expansion or the launch of a new business. […]

Tax Workshop Opportunity


August 30th, 2007, 10:32:18 AM
Posted in Accounting, Business Start-Up, Financing, Payroll, Tax Incentives | No Comments »

The Nevada Department of Taxation is holding a free Ask the Advisors “Basic Training Workshop” for new and existing businesses on Wednesday October 17, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This workshop will cover topics including: Understanding sales and use tax Modified business tax Live entertainment tax Business license requirements Sales tax permit fees […]

Biz Info Library Launches


February 28th, 2007, 04:23:24 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Resources, Tools, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A great new online resource for entrepreneurs was launched yesterday as part of EntrepreneurshipWeek which is currently underway. The Biz Info Library contains a well organized yet vast collection of brief business articles on topics including Researching, Financing, Starting a Business, Marketing, and Managing Employees in a Business. I took a little time this afternoon […]

Nevada’s New Minimum Wage Goes into Effect November 28.


November 27th, 2006, 02:09:43 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Employees, Payroll | No Comments »

As a result of the balloting on November 7, 2006, many, if not most, of Nevada’s small businesses will have to give their minimum wage employees an increase in pay from $5.15 to $6.15 per hour. The new law, which is coming very rapidly into effect, established two separate tiers for minimum wages for the […]

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