So you've deiced to take the plunge and take your business to the next level: you are finally going to stop working out of your home and move into a commercial space complete with client parking, signage, and a lease. But what does this lease look like? Is it anything like renting a home? What are you really getting yourself into? Don't panic, here are the basics. Read morehere.
1. Start with the goal in mind. Do you want to offer something fun for your audience to do to keep their interest, gather emails or increase your fan base? Focus on one goal. 2. Keep your prize relevant to your business. Instead of trying to gain market share, try to increase the size of your business category. Stay clear of giveaways that have nothing to do with your business. 3. Tie in a campaign with World News and Events. Making it easier to grab attention while people's minds are already thinking about it.Read morehere.
People agree that one of the best ways to find and create the perfect business connections is to build relationships with the right individuals. But, what if you don't even know who they are? One of the better ways to find and cultivate those connections is through networking. You may be thinking that you hate the schmoozing or you are not effective at networking events or you don't know what to say. Here are three concepts that might help. Read morehere.
What a Difference a Decade Makes
NCET just wrapped up the 9th NCET Small Business Expo in the Atlantis' Grand Ballroom, attended by 1,000 entrepreneurs, small business owners and exhibitors. The continued success of this event provides a chance to reflect on how Nevada's small business and entrepreneurial climate has changed since NCET's first Expo. Ten years ago, Nevada had few entrepreneurial resources and probably wasn't top-of-the-mind for companies - such as Tesla and Apple - looking to expand or relocate. How the world has changed. Read morehere.
NCET Tech Wednesday's September Interview
If you missed our tour of ACCESS Event Solutions, check out our interview with ACCESS' Seth Sheck:
NCET Tech Bite's September Presentation
If you missed our Tech Bite luncheon featuring Chad Hallert, check out his Google Analytics presentation:
Cyber-attacks seem to take place daily, affecting both large national companies and small local businesses. On October 28, you're invited to join Senator Harry Reid, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, and national, state, and local experts to learn how to protect YOUR small business from cyber-attacks. You'll have an opportunity to hear from Law Enforcement and Consumer Protection Agencies, learn tips and techniques to prevent fraud, and learn how to create a Fraud Action Plan. Sponsored by NCET. Read more here.
The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits, affectionately called ANN, strengthens our community by increasing the influence and capacity of Nevada's nonprofit sector - a sector that currently consists of nearly 5,000 nonprofits.ANN delivers relevant and market-sensitive products and services to charities across the entire state... Read more here.
NCET is an independent award-winning 501(c)(3) Nevada nonprofit organization that produces events to help individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs deal with technology. NCET's programs include the NCET Small Business Expo, the NCET Tech Awards and the monthly Tech Wednesday, Tech Bite and Jelly events. NCET is funded by memberships, sponsorships and program revenues. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada and receives no state or Federal funding. Learn more about NCET here.
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