How to Give a Good Startup Pitch

November 25th, 2014 by

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 […]

Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification

April 25th, 2014 by

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 […]

How To Choose Your Business Address

June 18th, 2013 by

How To Choose Your Business Address   I’m Gina Bongiovi, and I’m a lawyer who works with start-ups and small businesses. In this video series, I’m walking you through the steps on how to start a small business in Las Vegas. We already covered naming your business so if you missed that video it’s on […]

Beware Unofficial Trademark Solicitations

July 2nd, 2012 by

One of my clients recently called in a panic because she had just received a notice that the trademarks I’d filed on her behalf were cancelled.  As it turns out, the notice was a fake.  It looked official and made reference to the USPTO, but tried to deceive her into paying the company that sent […]

How to Network Effectively

May 3rd, 2010 by

I recently attended one of my favorite networking events, the CEO-CFO Group.  The room is filled largely by other people who serve the same clients I do and every time I enter the room, I hug and shake hands with a bunch of people with whom I’ve developed relationships over the course of the last […]