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Branding your Nevada Based Product/Service


Event: Branding your Nevada Based Product/Service

Presenter(s): Dr. Bret Simmons, Business Professor, University of Nevada, Reno


Business owners looking to increase sales for greater profitability must first understand what “branding” means, and secondly, how to successfully brand themselves and their product/service.

This workshop is designed for any Nevada business owner looking to self-direct their success by learning new & improved, innovative entrepreneurial branding practices. This workshop will also provide a unique portion that addresses the “Made In Nevada” products, and their owners.

Made In Nevada members may attend this workshop free of charge, as a member benefit. To register for free as a “Made In Nevada” attendee, please call (775) 784-1717 to confirm your membership status or to inquire how to become a member. For more information on Made In Nevada, please visit

About the Presenter(s):

<p><img src="" style="float:left;padding-right:6px;padding-bottom:4px"/>Dr. Bret Simmons wears many hats outside of the UNR academic classroom. He has spoken to thousands of people on multiple topics that include branding, leadership, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, social business and management, to name a few. </p>
<p>Bret is an academic professor and a professional speaker – this means that he will always engage the audience with current, relevant information that stems from his continuous research of best business practices.</p>
<p>Bret was a pioneer in understanding and living the art of Personal Branding which plays an intricate part of product brand. Don’t miss this one-time event as Bret addresses the challenges, and opportunities, facing Nevada-based businesses and their ability to profitably brand and sell their products and services.</p>
<p>Dr. Simmons has his Ph.D. in Management from Oklahoma State University and is currently on the faculty of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. Outside the academic classroom, he provides corporate, community and entrepreneurial training. He has research published in multiple areas, and is highly regarded as a valuable business leader in Nevada.</p>

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: UNR Main Campus - Ansari Business Building, Room 110, Reno, NV

City: Reno

Fee: $50.00

Registration: (775) 784-1717