We’ve all experienced “buyer’s remorse” – that sense of regret after making a wrong purchase. Unfortunately, “hiring remorse” is even more common – the recognition you’ve brought on board someone who can’t do the job. When discussing a non-performer, I’ll bet more than once you or one of your colleagues has said, “How the heck did we not see that when we hired him?”
Thomas Watson, founder of IBM is attributed with saying “Nothing happens until someone sells something.” It’s safe to say that if you’re going into business, you’ll need a sales strategy, which is a company’s roadmap for securing dependable, long-term revenue by growing new business and retaining existing accounts.
As 2020 comes to a close, many organizations may have outstanding questions regarding how to approach 2021 budgeting. It’s important to have a plan in place, especially for construction and manufacturing organizations, to outline expectations for what you want to achieve in a particular period.
During these strange and uncertain times, there may be a silver lining for B2B marketers. New data shows that during the pandemic, B2B engagement with marketing collateral actually increased! A recent report on B2B content consumption found that users visited B2B sites more often, viewed more content, and returned quicker than BC (that’s “before COVID-19”). What does this mean for B2B digital marketing strategies?
The City of Reno has reopened the Small Business Economic Assistance Program to applicants who did not receive funding in the first round. As background, the program provides direct funds to local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The application period is open now and will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 unless extended. A list of information required to complete the application is now available on Reno.gov. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Businesses that received financial assistance in the first round of funding are not eligible to apply during this current round.
As some of our workplaces suddenly became — and then stayed — remote, many of us have had to embrace full-time virtual communication in our jobs for the first time without much guidance. But the fact is, virtual was trending long before COVID-19. The global remote workforce has increased by 140% since 2005. So thinking about how we can communicate better in a virtual environment is not simply a short-term challenge, it’s essential to the future of our work.
Fall 2020 marks five years since the opening of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Innevation Center. The downtown Reno co-working environment provides startups and entrepreneurs with resources and connections, and provides a catalyst for accelerating regional innovation with the ultimate objective of spurring economic growth, jobs and investment.
NCET created it’s membership program in October of 2010, and we’re proud to announce our first 10-year member, the longest-tenured member in NCET’s history!
Matthew H Booher, President of Sparks-based WIS:DOM Information Systems, recently earned the distinction — and in fact upgraded his membership just this month (yes, even during a global pandemic!).
The State of Nevada’s Pandemic Emergency Technical Support Grant Program makes $20 million in Corona-virus Relief Funds available to provide operational support to small businesses, non-profits organizations, arts and culture organizations, and local Chamber of Commerce impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program is intended to be flexible and ensure that eligible businesses, non-profits and other entities can adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, safely reopen and continue their operations.