Nutrition for the Smallest of Humans

Nutrition for the Smallest of Humans

By Gael Hees, special to bizNEVADA Elena Medo is the CEO of Medolac, a public benefit company dedicated to improving preterm infant survival rates by providing safe, storable human breast milk. She started learning about the many health challenges facing preterm infants while teaching hospital staff members to use her patented double-breast milk pumping system.…

Nevadan’s Score with Business Startup Advice from SCORE

Nevadan’s Score with Business Startup Advice from SCORE

Special to bizNEVADA Originally an acronym for Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE was founded in 1964 to provide free and confidential business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners in the United States. Nationwide, SCORE has more than 13,000 active and retired business professional who volunteer their time and expertise. In 2016,…

Starting the New Year with a Well-Planned Estate

Starting the New Year with a Well-Planned Estate

  By Dara J. Goldsmith, Esq., Special to bizNEVADA The catchphrase “it is all good” summarizes the advantages of estate planning.  There is no downside to setting up an estate plan. Estate plans generally consist of a will, powers of attorney for health care and financial matters, and a living will. Basic estate planning allows…

The Advantages of Telecommuting While Sick

The Advantages of Telecommuting While Sick

Special to bizNEVADA We’ve all been there. We wake up with a scratchy throat and a cough. We know we’re capable of working, but should we go into the office? We certainly could bring our Kleenex and runny nose to the office to show how dedicated we are, but this is a great way to…

Mary Beth Hartlieb

Taking the Leap of Faith into Business

By Craig A. Ruark It seems that many people enter college and may even finish their education with a plan to do one thing and end up taking a different path in life. That was the case for Mary Beth Hartleb, founder and CEO of PRISM Global Management Group, LLC. Hartleb initially considered getting a…

Debbi Somers, a Woman with Determination 1

Debbi Somers a Woman With Determination

 By Craig A. Ruark If there were an actual ‘school of hard knocks,’ Debbi Somers would have graduated with honors. Raised in Chicago, Somers began working in her father’s grocery store at the age of 14. “When you work for your father, and he owns the business, you do every part of that job. I…

Is a Business Retirement Plan in Your Future?

Is a Business Retirement Plan in Your Future?

 By Steve Self, special to bizNEVADA As a business owner, it’s exciting to reflect on the past year and prepare for all that’s ahead in 2019. Yet, with the calendar change comes the realization that the tax filing deadline may be just around the corner. “Have I done all that I could to minimize my…

What Are Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)? 1

What Are Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)?

 By Gayle McKearin, Special to bizNEVADA Required minimum distributions, often referred to as RMDs or minimum required distributions, are amounts that the federal government requires you to withdraw annually from traditional IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans after you reach age 70½ (or, in some cases, after you retire). You can always withdraw more than the…

Pam Howatt - Divine Events

One Woman’s Story of Recession Loss to Divine Success

By Gael Hees, special to bizNEVADA A Passion for the Possible. Most people are lucky to find one job they love. Pam Howatt has had two careers that she adored. Right out of college, she started working in the casino industry. For more than 20 years, she worked for several companies doing everything from lottery management to…