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…

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.…

Gina Bongiovi

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…

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…