How To Protect Your Woman Owned Business

6 Essential Steps To Protect Your Woman Owned Business

 By Gloria M. Petroni, special to bizNEVADA As the pool of woman business owners continues to grow, so do the complexities of our environments. Social changes, intricacies in tax law and constant introduction of new technology are just some factors changing the way businesses operate from their leaders to their front lines. As more females…

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Mixing Family with Business

 By Craig A. Ruark The Cheese Board American Bistro & Catering Company has been a staple in Reno since 1981 and is a great example of a women-owned business. Debbie Branby started the Cheese Board from scratch (too use a cooking term) and over the next 36 years, built the restaurant and catering business into…

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When Passion Turns to Business

 By Craig A. Ruark Jennifer Gurecki is the founder and CEO of Coalition Snow, a manufacturer of ski and snowboard equipment, exclusively for women. She has been skiing for over 20 years, learning in Arizona during in the mid-90s. “When I was in college, I worked in the repair and rental shop at Arizona Snowbowl…

K.J. Smith, it's never too late to find your passion

K.J. Smith, A Knack for Uncovering the Truth

 By Craig A. Ruark Early in life, K.J. Smith never dreamed that at the age of 59, she would become a licensed private investigator (PI) and the president of a full-service background investigation company. In 1971, Living in Portland, Oregon, Smith found herself in the position of having to raise two young children by herself.…

The Haus that Reed Built

The Haus that Reed Built

 By Craig A. Ruark From avocation to a flourishing business, that is the story behind Haus of Reed, a successful small business that produces custom furniture and accessories for big clients. Randi Reed had the vision for starting their business shortly after finding out that she was pregnant. Upon learning the news, her husband, Tim,…

When Business and Personal Beliefs Collide

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…

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…