Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

Las Vegas entrepreneurs droning on and on.

LAS VEGAS — Drones Plus launched online in 2013 and opened its first retail store last June. Las Vegas entrepreneurs Mike Thorpe and Marcus Mizzi have opened 15 stores across North America catering to hobbyists and commercial applications alike. The com ...

Gift Giving Changes with ItsOnMe.

LAS VEGAS — ItsOnMe, an app that allows users to send gift cards and give goods and services from a local community without being there, launched more than two years ago and has transferred nearly 300,000 gifts to date. The brainchild of CEO and Las Veg ...

Nothing Bundt growth for these Las Vegas ladies.

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas locals Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz combined recipes and friendship to build a business in 1997 and are still baking up ideas for expansion and franchise opportunities. Nothing Bundt Cakes opened its first storefront on Sarah Avenu ...

Las Vegas and Reno to compete in InnovateHER.

LAS VEGAS — The nationwide competition for companies looking to enhance the lives of women and their families through the innovation of goods and services is coming to Nevada. The local competitions kick off this month. The Las Vegas competition is acce ...

Spirit manufacturing is all in the family.

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas resident Dan Pettit always wanted to make flavorful beverages and in the spirit of family, is making his dream come true with his daughter, Angela. Together, they are manufacturing and marketing their creation: Azzurre Spirits. The ...

Heather Allen Concepts designs growth in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS – Visual merchandising firm Heather Allen Concepts was born out of feeling boxed in. Ten years ago, Heather Campbell left a casino job in visual merchandising to venture out on her own with her company. Now she has a team of 10 employees and h ...

Banjo founder shares how to pluck the right employees.

LAS VEGAS – Local Las Vegas entrepreneur and founder of Banjo Damien Patton picked his way through his talk, “The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Serial Groundbreaker,” last Monday as he addressed the 700 attendees at the South by Southwest V2V ...

NCET Small Business Expo 2015 set for September.

RENO, Nev. – Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s tenth business-to-small business expo is scheduled for Friday, September 18 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Grand Ballroom in Reno. The event brings together 1,000 small bu ...

SXSW V2V education event starts up in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – This July, the third annual SXSW V2V will take place in Las Vegas to help entrepreneurs achieve success. V2V is new to the SXSW family, extending the SXSW flair beyond Interactive, Film, Wedu and Eco to provide the SXSW experience and ...

Free SBA government contract Workshop in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Nevada District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a free contracting workshop for small businesses interested in learning to bid and win government contracts. New and important federal laws, program upda ...

Las Vegas Downtown Container Park holding five more.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The downtown Container Park welcomes five startup retail storefronts to  its redevelopment initiative, leaving only one vacancy. Last week, Mayor Carolyn Goodman welcomed startups Downtown Beauty Company, Sassy the Boutique, The Pink ...

InnovateHER challenges entrepreneurs to create impact.

LAS VEGAS – Last week, the SBA announced InnovateHER, a national month-long competition to recognize small businesses that create products or services that impact women, fill a marketplace need and have the potential to be commercialized. The competiti ...