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…

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

Eat Cake and Get Along

Can’t We All Just Eat Cake and Get Along? 

When Business and Personal Beliefs Collide   by Shannon S. Pierce and Brandi M. Planet   Lately, we cannot go more than a few news cycles without reports of business owners facing media backlash for business decisions that are based on personal beliefs. Whether it’s White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to…

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,…

The Power of Accountability

The Power of Accountability

by Jeffrey Benjamin Accountability is tied to success. When you are accountable, you are incredible. Here are some tools that can help you to be accountable and how you can hold others accountable, too. Get an accountability partner. Exercise is easier to act on when you have a workout partner or hire a personal fitness…

Five Ways the Millennial Mindset Can Inspire Nevada Workplaces

Five Ways the Millennial Mindset Can Inspire Nevada Workplaces

by Mikalee Byerman Think “Millennials,” and chances are, a variety of stereotypes quickly come into crystal-clear focus: Killing long-established industries; obsessed with craft cocktails and beanies; shirking tradition; always focused on Snapchat or Reddit or whatever the platform du jour happens to be. Sound familiar? If so, perhaps it’s time to think of the stereotype…