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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Opendoor Raises $300 Million

Opendoor Raises $300 Million

Opendoor raises $300 million on a $3.8 billion valuation amid strong investor interest March 20, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – On Wednesday morning, Opendoor announced new business metrics and $300 million in follow-on equity financing to continue to fuel growth, build new products and integrate services for customers. TechCrunch, which first had the story, https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/20/opendoor-raises-300m-on-a-3-8b-valuation-for-its-home-marketplace/ cited sources who…