LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS: Marijuana credit union pushes ahead

By Chris Sieroty Special to the Las Vegas Business Press The question many medical marijuana business owners find challenging to answer is how are they going to pay their bills, employees, and even taxes without access to a bank or credit union account? We've all read stories of dispensary owners walking into City Hall with … Continue reading LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS: Marijuana credit union pushes ahead

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Las Vegas Business Press – Small loans led to growing business

By Chris Sieroty Special to the Las Vegas Business Press Although she has worked in the temporary and permanent employment business for almost a decade, Laura Nowlan found herself wanting something more than working 40 hours a week for someone else. So, she and her business partner, Yadira Barbarin, took a chance and opened their … Continue reading Las Vegas Business Press – Small loans led to growing business

LAS VEGAS BUISNESS PRESS: Overdraft fees ‘inhumane,’ Green Dot founder says

By Chris Sieroty Special to the Las Vegas Business Press Steve Streit, founder and chief executive of Green Dot Corp., is viewed by some in the financial services industry as a pioneer, building one of the nation's largest bank holding and reloadable debit card companies. Others view Streit, who drew up the business plan in … Continue reading LAS VEGAS BUISNESS PRESS: Overdraft fees ‘inhumane,’ Green Dot founder says

LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS: Banking Insider – Credit card changeover is both expensive, slow

By Chris Sieroty Special to the Las Vegas Business Press Credit card swiping at checkout is slowly being phased out in Southern Nevada. As part of a dramatic shift in how consumers pay for their purchases, local community banks have been issuing new credit and debit cards aimed at reducing fraud. Valley Bank of Nevada … Continue reading LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS: Banking Insider – Credit card changeover is both expensive, slow

LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS – Nevada could benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Chris Sieroty Special to the Las Vegas Business Press The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have finalized a new trade agreement, which has been described as the largest regional trade deal in history. The Trans-Pacific Partnership still needs U.S. congressional approval, a process that could last for months as bipartisan opposition … Continue reading LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS – Nevada could benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership