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Nevada's Businesses Face Increasing Regulation and Rising Costs

CCIM Southern Nevada, a board of commercial real estate investors and experts, held a panel on July 24th to discuss the state of the industry and how a string of recently passed regulations could mean higher expenditures on the horizon for Nevada business owners.  One of the growing concerns is that the bulk of the regulations emulate sections of California's economic model, with policies that don't contain a “one size fits all” mode of application. Some ...

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We’ve launched a new video and we’re excited to show it off!

It’s here! We’ve launched a new video! We’ve been hard at work on a fun way to tell our story. And, now we have a finished product. We’re proud of who we are, and what we do. We have the highest net promoter score of any payroll company, and we think that’s worth bragging about. Sort of like the parents posting up on Facebook about their children. Except on this one, we actually have the numbers to back it up. Our promoter score really...

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How to Conduct Business Meetings that are Effective, Energizing, and Engaging

From planning to execution, conducting a successful meeting can be a challenging task. Whether the meeting was to impart important information, keep staff current on policies or events, or to address recurring issues around the office, you undoubtedly had something important to convey. At closing you should feel confident that the information was received and, ideally, that employees have left the room with a new sense of enthusiasm for their work. Unfortunately it is all ...

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New Nevada Law Prohibits Settlement Agreements From Restricting Disclosure of Gender-based Discrimination Claims

A new Nevada law, Assembly Bill No. 248, went into effect on July 1st, 2019, prohibiting employers from using agreements that restrict a person from disclosing information related to sex offense crimes or gender-based discrimination by an employer. Outlined in AB 248 is the conditions in which the employer would not be legally allowed to prohibit the employee from disclosing details surrounding a claim. Those conditions are: 1) When the allegations are in reference to con...

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Nevada Becomes First State To Ban Hiring Decisions Based On Marijuana Screening Tests

Nevada recently became the first state to ban employers from rejecting job applicants based on the discovery of marijuana during pre-employment drug test screenings. Two years ago, Nevada passed laws which rendered the sale of marijuana legal, both medically and recreationally. On the federal level, however, marijuana is still considered an illegal substance. According to the new law which will go into effect January 1st, 2020, an employer will no longer be able to base ...

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Reaching Employees through the Power of Gamification

Gamification refers to the practice of taking game-design elements and principles and applying them in a non-game context. It has been nearly a decade since gamification has become a practical tool used in recruitment and training, in self-improvement or skill-building exercises, and as a general way to boost productivity. Many successful corporations are adopting various gaming principles with imaginative applications. Some proponents of workplace gamification regard it n...

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Labor Market Troubles Looming, Nevada Stands United

Nevada's current workforce is a scene characterized by dynamic change and dramatic upward mobility. A staggering number of jobs are being created in the Silver State, with thousands of positions ready to be filled by prospective applicants. However, many of these jobs are remaining vacant. It would seem that the number of people who have completed the right training or education for these jobs is paling in comparison to the sheer number of positions that are becoming avail...

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Amazon offers to help employees start delivery business

Amazon offers to help employees start delivery business Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive as a way to get more packages delivered to shoppers’ doorsteps ...

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Amazon fulfillment center in North Las Vegas nears completion

Amazon is ramping up hiring efforts as its newest North Las Vegas fulfillment center nears completion. The company is looking to hire 1,300 workers for the four-floor, 850,000-square-foot facility near Ann Road and Sloan Lane. Amazon spokesman Zeshan Kazmi said the center should be open before July and possibly as early as later this month. Things could change for business needs. The goal is to be fully staffed in the months after the building opens and before the hol...

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AT&T announces 5G rollout in Austin

Austin may be taking a tentative step toward 5G connectivity. AT&T Inc. announced the launch of limited 5G mobile service in Austin — along with Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, California. But Austinites shouldn't rejoice just yet: the company isn't sharing details on pricing, accessibility or the extent of the rollout. It remains unclear what Austin residents can expect after AT&T's announcement. A compan...

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Walmart to invest $16.3M in Nevada, including robot janitors

  Walmart to invest $16.3M in Nevada, including robot janitors   The retail company plans to invest $16.3 million in innovations in Nevada this year, which means some shoppers will be accompanied by robots as they pick up their online order or wander through select stores. This is part of their journey to become the retail store of choice, the employer of choice. “Retail is changing. And we’re changing with it.”   The upgrades are pa...

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3 Steps to Better Communication

Is your communication consistent, clear, timely, simple and purposeful? This is how attendees at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference and Exposition described "effective communication" to speaker Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, a consultant based in Tampa, Fla. Effective, transparent communication is important. "In the absence of truth, people make stuff up," she said. Currence, a certified professional coach, SHRM book author and thought l...

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Fresh 52 markets founder insists on local vendors, homemade goods

Fresh52 markets founder insists on local vendors, homemade goods   Carrie Hogan was an event planner and worked for a wedding concierge service when she saw a movie that reduced her to tears and convinced her to try to help improve the world. Hogan, a resident of Southern Nevada since 1998, still plans events under the name CH Designs, but mostly for family, friends and referrals. She spends most of her time as founder and manager of the Fresh52 Farmers an...

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App developer makes all day happy hour in Las Vegas – Original Cocktail Club Las Vegas

App developer makes all day happy hour in Las Vegas – Original Cocktail Club Las Vegas   Jess Horan is a Boston University alumna with seven years of corporate experience in sales, account management, media planning and ad operations — and a self-confessed “martini gal,” extra dirty, vodka, no vermouth and a blue cheese olive. Those interests and influences guided her to leave her job and launch Original Cocktail Club in Las Vegas. The...

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$1M in tax abatements slated for 3 Northern Nevada companies

$1M in tax abatements slated for 3 Northern Nevada companie The Governor’s Office of Economic Development awarded $1 million worth of tax abatements to three companies in Northern Nevada looking to expand operations. In total, the office awarded $2.5 million to companies across the state in a meeting Thursday afternoon. The companies in Northern Nevada are expected to provide $33.5 million in capital investment. It was the first GOED board meeting with Steve Sisol...

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Interesting Startups in Las Vegas

Banjo The idea for Banjo started when its Founder, Damien Patton, became determined to solve one of the most common but difficult problems out there -- making the world's disparate data purposeful -- and doing so live. Over the past 7 years, Banjo has continued to pioneer artificial intelligence technology that reinvents what's possible in a truly connected world. Banjo, born from Damien winning an engineering hackathon at Google in 2010, is the world's first Live-Time...

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St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas 2019

It's almost that time of year when we all become Irish for a day on St. Patrick's Day. Actually, you don't have to be Irish to enjoy St Patrick's day in Las Vegas but If you are true Irish, embrace your Irish heritage the Vegas way this St. Patrick's Day 2019. Las Vegas is a fun place to be on St Patrick's day as green beer and Irish whiskey flow at most Las Vegas bars and pubs while you sit back and enjoy live entertainment and authentic Irish food the Vegas way. Las ...

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Entrepreneur Night Las Vegas

Discover critical concepts & proven ideas to assist you in launching or scaling a business. You will have the opportunity to network with local leaders and learn specifically what it takes to survive and thrive in today's economy! Attending this event will teach what it takes to generate more leads, more sales and how to win the game of business. If you have ever felt challenged or your need a big spark in your business, you will love this event. You will meet so...

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Retro Manufacturing gets big boost from Nevada small business grant

Retro Manufacturing gets big boost from Nevada small business grant For more than a decade, Retro Manufacturing has been making modern radios for classic cars. All the new technology that they have in their daily driver, we can put in a radio that looks like it belongs in their car," said Steve Harrington, owner of the 12-year-old company. Retro is a niche business, yes, but Harrington said his customers come from every corner of the world. People like and feel comfor...

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Moving Your Business To Las Vegas

Moving Your Business To Las Vegas Las Vegas is commonly known for its vibrant nightlife. This attracts tourist who come to party, gamble, shop and enjoy themselves. It is the most populated city in Nevada. With a population of approximately 2 million. Plus the high number of tourists, the city receives. This makes Las Vegas business favorable. Here are reasons you should consider moving your business to Las Vegas: Favorable Cost Of Living The cost of living is re...

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Vegas-based Equity Group becomes global franchise

Vegas-based Equity Group becomes global franchise       The Equity Group, a mainstay in the local commercial real estate industry, is expanding its resources by becoming a franchisee of SVN International Corp., a full-service commercial real estate network. With its new affiliation, The Equity Group has been renamed SVN | The Equity Group and now offers clients access to SVN’s global platform of award-winning technology and marketing resou...

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CES 2019: Las Vegas ‘flirts’ with Blockchain technology

    Las Vegas is reviewing the potential implementation of blockchain, a database technology in which information is decentralized and maintained communally. Las Vegas is examining with partners to harness the best application uses which will increase productivity and service delivery to our community. Las Vegas is one of an increasing number of “cities flirting with blockchain,” which was also the title of an hourlong panel Thursday at CES, where ...

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NFL picks Caesars Entertainment as first casino sponsor

NFL picks Caesars Entertainment as first casino sponsor   The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years. This latest development is part of a dizzying turnabout for the league. For years, the league insisted gambling was ...

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Creating a Brand: Business Marketing 101

Creating a Brand: Business Marketing 101 When starting a business many think coming up with a name, developing a logo or even crafting a slogan or catchphrase is the extent of branding. The reality is, there is so much more. Since marketing experts define branding as establishing and maintaining relationships, a company’s graphic identity is only a small component in a never-ending interplay between the business and the people who use its products or services. H...

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Nevada’s Oldest Contractor: Savage and Son’s 125 Years in Business

Nevada’s Oldest Contractor: Savage and Son’s 125 Years in Business Savage and Son, Inc. marked their 125th anniversary of business this year. Established in 1893, Savage and Son is a family-owned and operated business that serves Northern Nevada and the Sierra as a provider of plumbing, HVAC and piping. The company holds Nevada Contractor’s License number 10 and is Nevada’s oldest contractor having passed the family business down through four gen...

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