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.”
During the COVID-19 crisis, small-business owners need additional support and guidance, as well as opportunities to talk with other small-business owners. University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering virtual question-and-answer “Coping With COVID-19 Town Halls” for small businesses every Wednesday, and webinars on specific topics for small businesses every Friday. The town halls and the webinars are offered in Spanish and English and are aimed at helping small businesses “pivot and adapt” during this challenging time.
While imposing quarantine measures is effective in slowing the spread of the virus, it adversely affects the economy by restricting trade. This juxtaposition of healing and harm hurts not only Nevada business owners, but nonprofits throughout the state as well. Many of these organizations are reliant upon a functioning economy in order to operate, yet they are still making the best out of the current pandemic to provide services to those in need.
“There are tons of masterminds out there,” Edholm said. “There aren’t ones that tie in personal development and give you a chance to escape once a month by being in a beautiful space in Las Vegas.”
Top Workplaces Nevada has announced its top companies for 2020. The specific rankings of companies and how they placed in the three categories — small, medium and large — will be announced at a special awards celebration, which will be held later this year.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to threaten local economies across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration has increased efforts to alleviate the hardship experienced by small businesses.