VIDEO: Reno-Sparks entrepreneurs motivated to start, build businesses |

VIDEO: Reno-Sparks entrepreneurs motivated to start, build businesses

Ira Gostin, an entrepreneur and president of Reno-based 120 West Strategic Communications, leads the discussion during a free small business seminar series Wednesday, June 27, at the Great Basin Federal Credit Union in Reno.
Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

RENO, Nev. — Roughly 25 eager entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday, June 27, for the initial session of a five-week seminar to help people start, build and grow their businesses.

The free series, “Let’s Talk – Small Business Success,” hosted by Great Basin Federal Credit Union in collaboration with 120 West Strategic Communications, is designed to teach small business owners how to use strategy, business planning, messaging and marketing to run a successful business.

Getting a taste of the free series, the Northern Nevada Business View spoke with attendees about what motivated them to become a small business owner and what they hope to gain from the sessions.

The free five-week series will culminate in a comprehensive business plan workshop on Oct. 24. The rest of the sessions will have different topics as follows:

July 25: Strategy Charts the Path

August 29: Say What? What’s Your Message?

September 26: SmartMarketing (usable marketing strategies)

October 24: Business Plan Workshop

The free workshops will be held at the Great Basin branch a at 9770 S. Virginia St. in Reno from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the July session, or for more information.