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…

Hitting The Reset Button On Your Workplace Security

Hitting The Reset Button On Your Workplace Security

 by K.J. Smith, Special to bizNEVADA Stripped from the headlines on a daily basis are stories of workplace violence. Things have gotten so bad with enraged employees that active shooter training for corporations is becoming as common as customer service workshops. Although these events draw the biggest attention, there is an older and more prevalent…

10 Steps to Start Your Business

10 Steps to Start Your Business

Special to bizNEVADA   Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.   Conduct market research. Market research will tell you if there’s an opportunity to turn your idea into a successful business. It’s a way to gather information about potential customers and businesses already operating in…

2018 Taxes

Preparing your 2018 Taxes

What you should know about the changes in the Tax Law    By Brent Forbush, Special to bizNEVADA The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) contains a treasure trove of tax breaks for businesses. Here are the most important changes in the new law that will affect businesses and their owners. New 21% corporate tax…

Commercial Insurance

How To Weather The Worst Of Storms In Your Business

 by Scott Menath, Special to bizNEVADA Many people watched the news with horror as Hurricane Michael swept through Florida and Georgia last month. How could anyone defend themselves against this threat?   The impact of the hurricane’s sustained 155 miles per hour winds was almost complete in its devastation of Mexico Beach, a shoreline community…

Direct mail delivers proven results! 1

Direct mail delivers proven results!

by Bill Houghton While I recognize the USPS continues to take a beating to their reputation and I hear many times weekly, that ‘print is dead’, the evidence and behaviors of Americans, even youngest adults, tell a completely different story! Mail gets results! People check their mailboxes almost daily and even if they sort their…

Reputation Management and Reputation Rehabilitation for Your Business: What You Can Do to Protect and Fix your Online Reputation

Reputation Management and Reputation Rehabilitation for Your Business: What You Can Do to Protect and Fix your Online Reputation

  by Bruce Brown – special to bizNEVADA Maintaining a good reputation and especially reputation rehabilitation is a challenge for the U.S. for businesses in 2018. Yelp.com, YP.com, Google Business, and other similar websites can make or break a company. Unethical competitors, angry customers, and others with legitimate complaints can harm a business, hurt profits,…

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 complete…