Everyone has a role to play in bringing Nevada out of the economic doldrums — whether as a consumer, a business owner, an entrepreneur or an investor. Changing the perception from doom and gloom to optimism — in real terms, not just wishful thinking — plays a role.
Being part of that conversation — having a seat at the table of Entrepreneurship Nevada — means helping celebrate that goal by creating and writing a newsletter called ENevadaNow. Entrepreneurship Nevada is a nonprofit umbrella coalition of the many groups trying to get northern Nevadans back to work. The groups do this by supporting, promoting and educating neophyte entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. Some members such s NSBDC, SCORE and others also serve some of the 6,000 businesses in Washoe County with 1 to 4 employees.
My role: Senior editor of eNevadaNow.org, the newsletter/PR arm of the coalition. This month’s newsletter celebrates:
- Bumblebee Blooms — a flower shop breaking even less than one year after opening in downtown Reno.
- VizKinect — a high-tech start-up firm using patented bio-metric eye tracking systems in a way that will revolutionize advertising and movie product placement, all from their offices in Reno.
- Reno Rebuild — a novel give-back effort on the part of several young businessmen that creates a loan fund specifically for new businesses
- Updates on other efforts and successes in the community.
The voice I bring to the table celebrates each member organization and their successes. Businesses can — and do — grow and thrive in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding communities. These trailblazers deserve credit and notice. That’s what the newsletter does — praise these companies, and the various groups that helped get them there.
I believe in the project and the community and salute the people leading the effort to grow jobs in the Reno area.
Take a look at our latest ENevadaNow issue here, and give us your feed back on anything that can move us forward!