Business Owners

How to Give a Good Startup Pitch

How to Give a Good Startup Pitch

As a startup looking for funding or feedback, you will be asked at some point to give a pitch.  With this, you are faced with the challenge of distilling years of work and grand visions into a presentation of just a few minutes. As a former Startup Weekend coach, a Work in Progress mentor, a frequent […]

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Nevada Consumer Use and Sales Tax Returns

Nevada Consumer Use and Sales Tax Returns

If you’re doing business in Nevada, you have to register with the Nevada Department of Taxation for either a sales tax permit or a use tax permit.  If you’re selling tangible goods, you’ll need a sales tax permit. If you aren’t, like many service providers, you’ll need a consumer use tax permit. With a sales […]

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What’s Wrong with the Margin Tax? – UPDATE

What’s Wrong with the Margin Tax? – UPDATE

UPDATE: November 4, 2014 Thankfully, the voters SOUNDLY defeated the Margin Tax aka “The Education Initiative.”  This means we business owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief that we won’t have our revenues taxed regardless of whether we’re operating in the red, and that we can continue to enjoy the economic recovery without getting […]

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How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark

Your company’s trademark or service mark is the core of your brand identity in the marketplace. As such, it is one of your most valuable business assets and deserves to be developed with a great deal of forethought and creativity. Once you have selected a potential mark, proper trademark searching must be conducted before you […]

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Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification

Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification

Are you a Nevada business interested in doing business with state and local government agencies?  Are you already certified as a minority, woman, or veteran owned business?  Do you not qualify for one of those certifications?  Fret not, I have good news for you. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has introduced an Emerging Small […]

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Nevada DETR Audits – What You Need to Know

Have you received an audit notice from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR)?  Try not to panic.  Here’s what you should know: The purpose of the audit is to verify that the numbers reported to DETR match the numbers in your books.  The letter you received lists a bunch of documents the auditor […]

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Myth Of An S-Corp

I’m Gina Bongiovi, and I’m a lawyer who works with start-ups and small businesses. And in this video, I’m going to talk about the myth of forming an S Corp. I have a lot of clients that come to me or they call me and they say I want to form an S Corp. It’s […]

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Small Business New Year’s Resolutions

Small Business New Year’s Resolutions

While we make personal resolutions to exercise more, quit smoking/drinking/gambling, swear less, and spend more time with family, we business owners should make some resolutions for our companies.  May I suggest the following: Get things in writing.  Many, if not most, of the disputes between partners arise because they don’t get the terms of their […]

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How to Get Your Case into Mediation

My name is Glenn Meier and I am happy to be contributing a series of guest posts for Gina’s blog. These posts are inspired by one of the first posts I ever read on Gina’s blog, a post entitled, “Someone Owes Me Money – What Are My Options?” In that post, Gina doses out her usual serving of good, […]

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Why Business Owners Benefit from Mediation

My name is Glenn Meier and I am happy to be contributing a series of guest posts for Gina’s blog. These posts are inspired by one of the first posts I ever read on Gina’s blog, a post entitled, “Someone Owes Me Money – What Are My Options?” In that post, Gina doses out her usual serving of good, […]

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