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Entrepreneur and Small Business Expo March 12

RENO – Ready to pull the trigger on that new green business idea? Contrary to what the biz pages may indicate, tough times can be good times for starting new ventures. And one of the “must attend” events for budding business owners will take place at the Atlantis on Friday, March 12, 2010 – the Entrepreneur and Small Business Expo is free and open to the public. Dozens of vendors will be waiting for you, ready to dole out advice and optimism. Whether or not your business idea is based in environmental or green, many of the necessary hurdles will be waiting to help you climb over and get up and running. Hey, it’s free!!! For more info, go to www.ncetexpo.com or www.eweeknevada.com.

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New Generations Rotary comes to Reno

RENO – This isn’t your dad’s Rotary Club. And that’s a good thing for young professionals wanting to learn more about business and making the community a better place. Reno’s New Generations Rotary is the second Rotary club of its kind in the U.S., freshly chartered last November. As part of Rotary, here’s how they describe their new launch on their Website: New Generations Rotary is a theme for new Rotary clubs that break the mold of a typical morning breakfast or noon-time meeting. The Reno New Generations Rotary Club is focused on making Rotary accessible to a younger (new) generation for whom it may be more desirable to meet in the early evenings.

The Reno group is meeting at 5:30 p.m. every Monday in the wine bar at Sienna. The group is also holding a Help Haiti! fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Great Basin Brewing Company, 846 Victorian Ave. in Sparks. There’s a $5 suggested donation, which includes a raffle ticket, and Great Basin is donating $1 from every pint participants drink. For more info, visit the New Generations Website. Also, see an article on Philip Brown and the fundraiser in the News & Review here.

UNR biz dean gets blunt about Nevada’s future

UNR's Greg Mosier

UNR College of Business dean Greg Mosier didn’t pull any punches on the Feb. 10, 2010 edition of  Nevada Newsmakers, saying that until the state gets smarter about making kids smarter, don’t expect a massive influx of business from California or anywhere else. Some of the points highlighted during the show segment included statements concerning low college graduation rates (statewide), tax issues, and problems with incentives for businesses to migrate to the Reno area. For anyone thinking about starting a business in Nevada – specifically the hot green/environmental market – what are the incentives to start a business here, as opposed to another state? Check out the show, linked above, and make your comments here. Is Mosier correct?