Brad Scribner, Nevada SBDC As struggling small businesses continue to scour for grants and loans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwest Central Regional Economic Development Authority has teamed up with mining operations in Nye and Esmerelda Counties to provide $5,000 grants to rural small businesses, setting an example for aiding vulnerable communities
With an already long to-do list, tax preparation for your small business is likely the last chore on your mind this holiday season. However, starting early to prepare your financials can benefit you in the long run. Analyzing your financial position now still gives you time to make last-minute decisions that can help reduce your
In any business environment, making connections and expanding outreach can have a massive impact on your company’s bottom line. Along with increased market visibility, networking can bring opportunities to develop relationships with like-minded business owners and build a sense of camaraderie that can help sustain an entrepreneur through their darkest hours. If you’ve ever found
With the ”Back to School” season in full swing, many business owners find themselves leaving behind vacations and relaxing getaways and getting ready to get back to it. This has many business owners feeling inspired to make updates and upgrades in their business. Here are a few tips to make sure your business is ready.
Reviews, ratings, and testimonies can make or break the future of your small business. Understanding how to properly handle customer reviews and take them into consideration, while maintaining a professional image and sticking to your values, can often be a challenge. Placing a high value on reviews and ratings can gain you credibility and trust
By Kayla Banda When starting a new business, it can often be hard to describe your master plan to others. A business plan will not only keep your team focused on short and long-term goals, but can help clearly communicate your grand vision to others. Lenders and investors want to know that you understand your
Small business owners are some of the busiest people around. They manage business strategy, monitor the budget, plan inventory, hire staff and, yes, sometimes even clean toilets. And then – a new trend comes along and gets added to the mix. Like online marketing. To help busy business owners tie online marketing to their on-site
Every new year ushers in new ideas, new resolutions and new trends. Paying attention to the emerging ideas can be key for business success. Staying on top of predicted trends and shifts can help small business owners stay ahead and take advantage of opportunities to grow. For 2019, here are some national and local trends
November and December are some of the busiest months for small business owners. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, it can be easy to get caught up in managing the day-to-day sales and operations. But taking the time to thoughtfully wrap up the year can have a major positive impact on next year.
When I first met Bill West, it was at a Made in Nevada event in an echoey yellow spanish building. This was a collective effort between the entrepreneurs in the community, the people in our office, and Reno Municipal Rose Garden Park. I was still really new to the Small Business Development Center at the time,