The Littlest Entrepreneur - Nana Sarfo

The Littlest Entrepreneur

by Craig A. Ruark Born in Indiana of immigrant parents from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Nana Sarfo has lived most of her young life in Las Vegas and is the CEO of a convention company that will bring over 800 attendees to the Henderson Convention Center this summer. But the story of this littlest entrepreneur starts many…

Is Your Business Ready For a Disaster?  Are You?

Is Your Business Ready For a Disaster?  Are You?

Special to bizNEVADA “When major disasters strike, you expect to see American Red Cross workers running shelters and delivering food to people in devastated neighborhoods,” Zanny Marsh, Executive Director of the Red Cross of Northern Nevada, said.  “Closer to home, Red Cross volunteers respond several times per week when Nevada fire departments ask them to…

Nevada Commission for Women seeks to honor and encourage the advancement of women

Nevada Commission for Women Seeks to Honor and Encourage the Advancement of Women

By Craig A. Ruark After nearly two decades of inactivity, the Sunset Subcommittee of the Interim Legislative Commission recommended to Governor Brian Sandoval that he reactivate the Commission for Women. The Governor supported the recommendation and in December of 2015, with Legislature approval, appointed ten members to sit on the Commission. Current appointed Commissioners are…

Book Review with Eric Miller

A Love Letter to Reno

By Eric Lincoln Miller “There are 8 million stories in the naked city, some ice cold some without pity.” —Kurtis Blow “In the city there’s a thousand things I want to say to you.” —The Jam Reno, Nevada stars in this new collection of writings by 14 women who overcame adversity, economic hardship, natural and…

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.…

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…

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…

The Accidental Business 1

The Accidental Business

By Gael Hees, Special to bizNEVADA Sometimes successful businesses just happen, and for Dida Clifton, owner of The Office Squad, it was a matter of developing her past training and experience into a profession. “I started my company as a part-time bookkeeper from home when my husband was still active duty Air Force,” said Clifton.…

Home Loan Review

How to Avoid Overpaying for Your Mortgage

by Jeremy Thuveson Buying a new home can be very exciting. However the mortgage process can be overwhelming; seeing the paperwork and numbers that cause stomachs to drop, coining the phrase “sign your life away.” Some may concede in negotiating, others do not know they can. Generally, people want to be in their new home…

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…