Holly O'Driscoll

A Realtor's Perspective on Reno – Lifestyle, Business, Family

Entrepreneurs find help under new Reno banner

Navigating the maze of rules, laws, pitfalls and deal breakers involved in starting a business can stump — or slow down — even the savviest potential entrepreneur.

A new umbrella coalition called Entrepreneurship Nevada (e-nevada.org) brings more than a dozen groups to the table to help any business find the help they need. E-Nevada provides the info for you to find the right help for your niche. SCORE? NSBDC? NCET? UNR? SBA? — all the “alphabet soup” organizations are part of the coalition. 

It’s an unprecedented effort to help build a culture of cooperation with the goal of helping Reno, Sparks dig out of our economic mess.

I am editor of E-Nevada NOW — the newsletter. We published our first issue! Find it at ENevadaNOW.org  

This month’s  Success Story:  Soak Nail Spa & Lounge — from one employee to 25 in five years. Read how owners Shannon and Darin Dunlap did it. 

Board member Rod Hosilyk explains the mission behind the  NON-PROFIT E-Nevada.org.

Business-Plan competitions vet ideas for startup companies, much like on the TV show “Shark Tank”  and provide money (up to $50,000) for the winners. 

 The newsletter will grow and add features each month. Follow us … this is  an unprecedented community effort!

Have a suggestion of a company to feature? Special advice? Let us know.

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4 comments on “Entrepreneurs find help under new Reno banner

  1. Matthew Gomez
    February 15, 2012

    Nice intro I will be looking for future issues

    • hollyodriscoll
      February 15, 2012

      Thank you! Lots of opportunity for contributions to this great effort. The first issue opens the door!

  2. dlippincott
    February 16, 2012

    Congratulations! Looking forward to more informative postings.

    • hollyodriscoll
      February 16, 2012

      Thanks Dave … this is a terrific group … moving in the right directions!

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