“Do what you love, live well, love well, drink honest wines, eat your veggies and root for the underdog.” Shaji Matthew | Owner, Terra Vigna “‘Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.’ – Al Swearengen, Deadwood TV Series” Karen Baresell | CEO, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra “Leaders are tasked with making important decisions each day, some will … [Read more...] about If You Could Make a Sentence Long Speech to the Entire World, What Would You Say?
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...] about Family Owned Businesses 2014
“I learned that the lack of loyalty I experienced with previous business dealings with other companies has made me take aggressive steps to make loyalty a core value in my company. This has been extremely rewarding and the main reason why we have been in business for over 50 years.” Jewell Creigh • President / CEO, Ute Construction Inc. “Life changes fast. If not managed … [Read more...] about What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Embezzlement. Identity fraud. Data loss. Copyright infringement. Hacking. Robbery. These are only a sampling of potential threats to a business—the list is long. “There are so many different opportunities for crooks to take advantage. Everything has changed from what it was 20 years ago,” said Joe Martin, Jr., chief executive officer and co-owner of Reno-based Martin-Ross … [Read more...] about Security at Work: How to Protect All of Your Company’s Assets