Reno Re-imagined

Reno Re-Imagined

     by Corrine Casanova   Reno has a rich history of reinventing itself. Reno was born in 1868 as a railroad town—it became a city when the transcontinental railroad reached town. Shortly thereafter, the University of Nevada was founded in 1885. In the early 1900s, Reno turned divorce into a big business and became…

Protect Your Bottom Line from the Flu

Protect Your Bottom Line from the Flu

by Immunize Nevada As a good manager, you’re always looking for ways to cut costs and raise revenue, but there’s a good chance you’ve overlooked an obvious drain on your resources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that “the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the…

Protecting Your Business in the New Year

Protecting Your Business in the New Year

By Raul Chacon, Special to bizNEVADA While businesses across the state are setting sales goals and implementing plans for 2019, many are overlooking a critical component to success in the New Year: their workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Workplace injuries and illnesses affect approximately 2.8 million workers per year.[1] Businesses often experience lower productivity, higher out-of-pocket…

Blockchain 101

Blockchain 101

    by Craig A. Ruark   When you talk about mining to most people, the image of house-size earth moving equipment and gigantic craters, or long dark tunnels are generally what come to mind.   However, a new mining industry has been evolving since 2009, and it involves what is called cryptocurrency. Perhaps you…

Factoring—the loan alternative

Factoring— The Loan Alternative

   By: Craig A. Ruark   A loan is a loan whether it is a government-backed SBA loan, a secured equity loan through a bank, or a personal loan through an associate, each of them has a principal and interest amount that must be paid back, either in a lump sum or over time.  …

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 504 approval as quickly as ten business days. Tip: Provide your lender with…