Tech in Nevada

Economic development in Nevada has a direct, deliberate, effect on Nevada’s technology industry.

Economic development in Nevada has a direct, deliberate, effect on Nevada’s technology industry. Then again, Nevada’s technology industry is having a definite effect on economic development. It’s like the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercials – where the collision of chocolate and peanut butter create a happy symbiosis. In this case, the combination is intentional. … [Read more...]

Family Owned Businesses 2015

As the fifth annual ceremony, this year marks an important milestone for the Family Owned Business Awards.

Congratulations to the 2015 Family Owned Business Finalists As the fifth annual ceremony, this year marks an important milestone for the Family Owned Business Awards. With over 240 companies having been honored over those five years, this event provides much needed recognition to hardworking business owners throughout the state. However, without the support of the sponsors, … [Read more...]

US Small Business Administration Presents Entrepreneurial Spirit Award to NCET’s Dave Archer

The Nevada District office of the SBA has selected NCET’s Dave Archer as the 2015 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

RENO, Nev. — The Nevada District office of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected NCET’s Dave Archer as the 2015 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.  This award is presented to the person who “has shown initiative, collaboration and leadership in fostering the development of small businesses in Nevada in the areas of education, financing, mentoring … [Read more...]

Technology Trends in the Silver State

A major technological trend today is mobility, a bevy of technologies that not only allow us to connect to others and the Internet anywhere.

In December 2011, Frederick Cook and Kelly Eidson co-founded a business that aims to make moving one’s office or home a seamless, problem-free process. Using its proprietary technology, this Las Vegas firm acts as the intermediary between people who need moving services—truck rentals, full-service movers, pods, freight trailers and more—and the companies that provide those. … [Read more...]

Vegas Home Prices Rise, Market Sees More Traditional Buyers

The median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during June was $199,900 - the highest mark since September 2008. This is according to recent statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). The median price is 2.5 percent higher than May and up over 14 percent compared to June 2013. GLVAR President Heidi Kasama called … [Read more...]

NCET President Dave Archer Awarded as ‘Influencer of the Year’ by Reno-Tahoe Chapter of American Marketing Association

Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology President was recognized as the “Influencer of the Year” by the American Marketing Association.

RENO, Nev. — Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology President Dave Archer was recognized as the “Influencer of the Year” by the American Marketing Association’s Reno-Tahoe chapter at an awards ceremony on June 26. Archer serves as both the president and CEO of NCET. He has over 35 years of experience in marketing, technology and finance, and joined NCET after a … [Read more...]

Family Owned Businesses 2014

The backbone of the economy, family owned businesses are an integral part of Nevada’s economic landscape.

Congratulations to the 2014 Family Owned Business Finalists It isn’t easy running a business, especially a family-owned business. Late hours, little to no salary and foregoing vacations can sometimes be exacerbated by family squabbles and employees that know the boss just a little too well. Nevertheless, family-owned businesses are the backbone of Nevada’s economy. This … [Read more...]

The Cyber State: Nevada’s Burgeoning Technology Industry

So what’s next? In terms of the next big technology, the crystal ball is fuzzy. But in terms of Nevada technology, growth is in the works.

The Brookings Report; Unify, Reorganize, Diversify: An Economic Development Agenda for Nevada, commissioned by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2011, identified seven industry clusters Nevada should develop, specifically naming the technology and aerospace industries. In 2013, many in those industries are looking at and locating in, Nevada. Tech Comes to … [Read more...]

Technology: Wired Up and Ready to Go

The state of Nevada is building the future today by taking all the right steps to become a global technology leader in the year ahead.

With so much of America looking hopefully to the future, the state of Nevada is building it today by taking all the right steps to become a global technology leader in the year ahead. The technology sector in Nevada “has changed so much in five years,” says Dave Archer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurs and Technology (NCET), a … [Read more...]

What is Paper? Nevada Embraces Technology and the People that Create It

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Remember when businesses relied on rotary phones, typewriters and snail mail, when sales were done face to face and clients paid by cash or check? Today’s essential work tools are a cellphone, laptop or tablet and the Internet. We have e-mail, videoconferencing, telecommuting, e-tail, PayPal, apps and so much more. “There are so many technologies to choose from,” said Dave … [Read more...]

Financing: It’s a Jungle Out There

A year ago, Ed Brown said Nevada’s business financing picture in 2010 was the worst he’d seen in his 35 years of administering small business loans for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), describing it as “a bad time” and “depressing.” Minimal loans of any kind were being made. Funds were being pieced together from various sources. Some groups had no money to … [Read more...]