The Big Power of Small Businesses 1

The Big Power of Small Businesses

  by Corrine Casanova According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), over half of the U.S. workforce either owns or works for a small business. In fact, small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the private sectors. Rachel Dahl, a sixth generation Nevadan, has been the Senior Area Manager…

7 Myths About SBA 504 Loans

7 Myths About SBA 504 Loans

  by Evan Dickson, President, Nevada State Development Corporation The following seven myths and facts refer to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Commercial Loan Program. MYTH 1: It takes four to six months to get a loan approval. Fact: You can obtain an SBA approval as quickly as ten business days. Tip: Provide your lender with a…

OCG Creative Team Photo

OCG Creative, Hometown Roots with a Global Reach

  by Corrine Casanova   You may not know much about OCG Creative, but you likely see their work every day. For those who aren’t familiar, OCG is a marketing agency that’s been working in Reno since the mid-90’s. As the digital revolution reshaped the marketplace, the company evolved. Today, OCG Creative is 18 strong,…

Woodburn & Wedge 100 years

Celebrating a Century of Independence

  by Corrine Casanova   Woodburn and Wedge, the state’s oldest independent law firm, has its roots firmly planted in Nevada’s rich history as they celebrate their milestone 100th year this month. In those early days, beginning in 1918, their main focus was on mining law, real estate law, water law, corporate law, wills, estates…

Nevada Ballot Question 3

Yes or No on Question 3?

  by Corrine Casanova   On November 6, voters will vote yes or no on Question #3, “The Energy Choice Initiative.” The debate is heating up on both sides. Essentially, it is about deregulating Nevada’s energy market and allowing consumers to make a choice on their electrical provider. The measure seeks to amend the Nevada…

The Skinny on Two More Ballot Questions 8

The Skinny on Two More Ballot Questions

    by Corrine Casanova   Question 2, also known as the “pink tax” and Question 4, the Medical Patient Tax Relief Act will also be on the ballot this November. While neither of them areswirling in controversylike the energy choice and renewable energy initiatives in Questions 3 and 6, there are a few things…

Circle of Life Community Hospice

Circle of Life Community Hospice

    by Corrine Casanova   Recently I had coffee with Michelle Cagle who is an Administrator at Circle of Life Community Hospice in Reno. Michelle was happy to answer my questions.   What is hospice care? Hospice is a program for people in the advanced stages of a chronic or terminal illness who have…

Building Global Education with a Local Perspective

Building Global Education with a Local Perspective

   by Corrine Casanova   Dean Greg Mosier of the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business is proud of his part in building a legacy of globally competitive leaders. A year after becoming dean in 2007, he created the Nevada Global Business Program. This unique study abroad program has students traveling to London, Toronto,…

Wanted: Mentors

Wanted: Mentors

   by Corrine Casanova StartUpNV, Nevada’s non-profit state-wide business incubator, is seeking mentors, founders and volunteers for newcomers in Nevada’s vibrant start-up community. They recently took over the reigns of VMS, a Summit Venture Mentoring Service, from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). They are currently seeking the following: Member Companies / Founders…

Preparing Students to be 'BizFIT’

Preparing Students to be ‘BizFIT’

  by Madeline Glaviano   What is BIZ-FIT? BIZ-FIT is The College of Business Freshmen Intensive Transition program, designed to expose incoming freshmen to academic curriculum that relates to all programs of study within the College. The program is designed to simulate a typical Finals Week, allowing students to experience the challenges of time management,…