• Sandoval Encourages Business Growth By Freezing Regulations

    (Carson City, NV) – Speaking at the Chamber’s Directions 2012 event in Reno this morning, Governor Sandoval announced the results of his administration’s regulatory review. In his first executive order as Governor, Sandoval imposed a one-year freeze on all regulations and required the Cabinet to thoroughly review the entire regulatory framework of...

  • Businesses Beware: Unionism Is On The Rise

    NN&V Exclusive (Rebecca Smith) – I had already written another article for this week, but then some...

  • Consumer Confidence Rises, Taxable Sales Increase

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada’s taxable sales rose 9.6 percent in November over the same month a year ago, driven in large part by car sales and improved business at bars and restaurants, the state Department of Taxationreported today. Taxable sales totaled nearly $3.4 billion for the month. For the fiscal...

  • Union-Friendly Changes By NRLB Will Affect Your Business, Part II

    NN&V Exclusive In Part I of Union-Friendly Changes By NRLB Will Affect Your Business, Smith explained micro bargaining units and new regulations regarding notices of the right to unionize. Below are three other changes businesses must be aware of for 2012. – Ed. (Rebecca Smith) – 3. The NLRB’s decision regarding the...

  • SoS Ross Miller: “Our Services Aren’t Worth Your Money”

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Okay…so maybe it’s not an exact quote, but that’s certainly what I got out of Secretary of State Ross Miller’s comments to the Las Vegas Sun today. Miller is complaining that home-based businesses aren’t paying their “fair share” and should be forced to pay $200 annually for the privilege...

  • Union-Friendly Changes By NRLB Will Affect Your Business

    NN&V Exclusive (Rebecca Smith) – In 2011, the NLRB made some very union-friendly changes, and every employer should be aware of how they could affect their business.  Five of the most aggressive changes are Micro bargaining units Notice of the right to unionize Handbook policies Card check recognition Increases in 10(j) Federal...

  • Does State Have Right To Ask Small Business Owners To Jump Higher Than Competition?

    NN&V Exclusive (Lori Piotrowski) – An entrepreneur in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been left scratching his head over state regulations. Verlin Stoll, who owns and operates a funeral parlor in Minnesota’s capital, wants to expand by building a second operation, which would also mean hiring more employees. Government, especially in this economy,...

  • More Than 2,300 Nevada Nonprofits Lose Tax Exempt Status With IRS

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – More than 2,300 Nevada nonprofit groups have had their tax exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue Service. The revocations run the gamut, from the Edgewood Tahoe Mens Club to the Lovelock Alfalfa Seed Growers. Most of the revocations occurred in 2010 but were just posted by...

  • Attempt to Fix Up Homes Could Cause Its Own Mess

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Politicians have an uncontrollable urge to do something in response to any unusual event. But too often they end up doing something that makes the problem worse or that creates an entirely different set of problems. And often these new problems are worse than the one they...

  • Union Jihad Trains Its Fire on the Goose Laying the Golden Eggs

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Ask around Las Vegas, especially in the corridors of City Hall and the streets of downtown, and people will sing the praises of Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos. The company’s move to the Las Vegas Valley several years ago was celebrated. And Hsieh rescued the City from...

  • Roadhouse Hits Roadblock As It Battles Self-Appointed Gaming Cop

    The Roadhouse Casino has been forced to delay its remodeling and reopening plans as its fight against one of the gaming Goliaths continues. The Roadhouse is the casino on Boulder Highway in Henderson whose gaming license has been challenged by a competitor that doesn’t want the competition. The renovation and eventual opening...

  • Employee Tax Packs More Than Just a Job-Killing Punch

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Nevada’s Modified Business Tax (MBT) ranks right up there as one the...

  • Buying A Foreclosed Home Can Be A Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Situation

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – There’s a story out today  about how Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign is attacking Rep. Shelley Berkley’s husband for … buying and selling foreclosured homes and trying to make a profit. Rep. Shelley Berkley’s husband has been investing in Las Vegas troubled homes, renting out some but selling two...

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