Monica Fullerton won the 2021 Startup Showdown pitch competition July 29. She presented her new business, Spouse-ly, an online marketplace that supports military spouses, veterans and first responder small businesses. She received $5,000 in consultation services from Lightning Digital and $2,000 in website services from Hunter Marketing.
The National Association of Women Business Owners Southern Nevada chapter is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Women of Distinction Awards.
The Las Vegas Innovation Marketing Association will help to host this year’s Startup Showdown pitch competition, which will be administered by StartUpNV. Applications are due July 2. Eligible companies need to have monthly recurring revenue or be ready to go to market within 60 days.
Las Vegas law firm Naylor & Braster and lead appellate counsel John Naylor successfully represented the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) in the Nevada Supreme Court, which last week handed down an important decision regarding the enforcement of foreign securities laws in the United States.
In September, Top Workplaces Nevada 2020 announced its list of winners in a virtual awards ceremony. Now, it’s time to start taking nominations for 2021. Deadline is Nov. 29.
PowerShift by Nevada Energy explore the topics that matter most to businesses in Nevada. Learn about energy-efficiency opportunities, technology and incentives available for facility improvements, major renovations and new construction products.
The Water Street District Business Association and the city of Henderson will hold a free workshop Sept. 23 from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. It will show small business owners how to start or create their own video. This workshop will share a few businesses promotional videos and provide a step-by-step outline to create videos to use.
Top Workplaces Nevada will announce the No. 1 large, medium and small companies for 2020 in a virtual awards ceremony to be held at noon on Sept. 30. Jeremy Aguero, principal at Applied Analysis, will be the keynote speaker. Renee Summerour, the digital news anchor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will be the emcee. The event is open to the public. To RSVP, visit businesspress.vegas/topworkplaces.
University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues its online town hall and webinar series this week to assist small-business owners. In addition to providing information on how small-business owners can find and use data, Wednesday’s town hall will also focus on a new grant program beginning Aug. 24 that will provide commercial rental assistance from Coronavirus Relief Funds. A speaker from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development will discuss how the program will work, qualifications, and how small businesses can apply. Friday’s webinar will focus on different structures for paying employees, contractors and owners, and their pros and cons. Both the town hall and the webinar are free, and there will be English-language and Spanish-language sessions.
With small businesses reopening and needing to adjust their operations amid COVID-19 restrictions and economic challenges, University of Nevada, Reno Extension is teaming up with the Nevada Small Business Development Center to offer an online town hall this week, “The Nevada SBDC and Business Counseling.”