Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) is hosting its 15th annual Small Business Expo on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mt. Rose Ballroom at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Admission is free with the presentation of a business card; no pre-registration is needed. According to a Sept. 24 press release, the NCET Small Business Expo is Northern Nevada’s largest and oldest business-to-business expo. It typically features over 100 exhibitors and various educational speakers. The expo’s speakers this year will provide the latest information about legal issues, marketing channels and business planning matters. Speakers and sessions include Data Analysis for Small Business by Doug Edmondo, Adventures in Entrepreneurship by Ira Gostin, SCORE Northern Nevada’s Free Business Resources and a special presentation by Holland & Hart. “After the immense obstacles we have all faced due to COVID-19, we are especially proud to offer the premier networking event to Northern Nevadans again,” Dave Archer, President and CEO of NCET, said in a statement. “We have been anticipating this opportunity to meet with one another and share business expertise. I look forward to an educational and insightful expo as we continue to resiliently bounce back from the effects of the pandemic.” The expo was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “NCET’s Small Business Expo is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to learn about the resources that are available to help their companies grow and thrive,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a statement. “Small businesses are the backbone of Nevada’s economy and I am committed to continuing to support them. In Nevada, nearly 60 percent of all employees work for businesses that have 100 or fewer employees and two thirds of all Nevada businesses have four or fewer employees. “The remarkable creativity and energy of Nevada’s entrepreneurs have established the State among the nation’s leaders."