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…

How To Protect Your Woman Owned Business

How To Protect Your Woman Owned Business

By Gloria M. Petroni, special to bizNEVADA As the pool of woman business owners continues to grow, so do the complexities of our environments. Social changes, intricacies in tax law and constant introduction of new technology are just some factors changing the way businesses operate from their leaders to their front lines. As more females…

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…

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…

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.…

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The Care and Feeding of Your Business

By: Gina Bongiovi, special to bizNEVADA To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate? Let’s begin with discussing whether it makes sense to form an entity at all. If you print business cards and attend networking events, you are automatically acting as a sole proprietor. (You still need proper business licensing, but that’s a topic for another…

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…