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…

Market Segmentation - bizEXPERT

Market Segmentation for Fun and Profit

    by Joe Ross – special to bizNEVADA If you have been in business for a while, you’ve likely made discoveries about your industry, customers, and market. Hopefully, you’ve uncovered new opportunities and have a strong understanding of how to prosper and grow. Naturally, marketing plays a role in any growth plan. There are…

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In the Trades: The Impact of a Booming Economy

by Corrine Casanova   During the recession here in northern Nevada, construction essentially became a dead industry.  Because of this, many skilled workers were forced to leave the construction industry and pursue very different opportunities. Over 20,000 jobs were lost in the construction industry alone by the year 2000 in the Reno area. As Nevada…

Now’s the Time to Buy Your Dream Home 1

Now’s the Time to Buy Your Dream Home

by Lindsay Clarke and Nicolle Gust The Greater Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe area has become a very appealing place to call home. The economy is in full recovery mode with major companies moving in to take advantage of the tax benefits, tourism is back on the rise and the unemployment rate has considerably decreased. Coupled with the…

Simple Solutions for Smooth Operations 1

Simple Solutions for Smooth Operations

By Kirk Hurford Recently, a bridge in Miami collapsed and six people lost their lives.  The day after the collapse, somebody at the Department of Transportation (DOT) listened to their voicemail and came across a message that was two days old. The message was an alert about cracks in the bridge. Just pause to think…

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…

Why Buy Local?  Here Are Six Great Reasons !

Why Buy Local? Here Are Six Great Reasons !

by Rob Crocco Keeping money in the community where you live makes sense. According to the Small Business Administration, there were 29.6 million small businesses in 2014. Only 19,000 of them were large businesses. After the recession, the number of small businesses continues to increase. Who’s in love with “big box” stores anyway? Here are…

Gallup Results Show Western Governors University Leads Way in Helping Graduates Achieve Goals 2

Gallup Results Show Western Governors University Leads Way in Helping Graduates Achieve Goals

by Western Governors University (WGU) When selecting a university, students select the best choice to achieve their goals—especially in regard to careers upon graduation. WGU graduates credit their alma mater with providing better experiences and overall value than the national average, placing large emphasis on the quality of a competency-based education model in which WGU…