Updated: Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

By |2020-03-20T17:29:17-07:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

Updated March 20, 2020: Today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tweeted: “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties". Like so many other things in our world right now, resources are changing [...]

Business Continuity During Unpredictable Events

By |2020-03-17T10:26:07-07:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

As you read this, you have already likely experienced firsthand the difficulty of preparing for a disaster once it is underway. Many stores are selling out of needed products within minutes of restocking their shelves. And although we are already in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is not too late to take basic [...]

Insight: Social Media for Business in 2020

By |2020-02-26T19:51:18-08:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , |

Small business owners and managers seeking new information on social media had the chance to learn from one of the best this month at our Small Business Forum. Andrew McCauley of SwingPoint Media is known as the Social Media Bloke, and with good reason. He's been named to lists of the most influential social media [...]

Insight: Mindfulness & Resilience in Business

By |2020-01-15T19:58:47-08:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Business Development|Tags: , , , |

Many - in fact, most - of our Small Business Forums focus on traditional business subjects such as marketing, branding, social media, and finance. Once in a while, though, we like to mix things up and offer valuable but less traditional learning experiences. To help local business and nonprofit leaders learn how to better manage [...]

What to Expect at the 2019 Economic Summit

By |2019-10-28T15:08:44-07:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , |

The 2019 Greater Palm Springs Economic Summit is rapidly approaching. Those who have bought tickets or reserved tables need only wait a few more weeks until the business event of the year. Our staff is planning out all of the final details, making sure everything will run smoothly on event day. One thing we strive [...]

Event Planning Tips to Make You Look Like an Expert

By |2019-07-15T09:25:39-07:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , |

Event Planning 101 The Coachella Valley has never lacked for an event to attend.  Business, social, philanthropic – the choices are ample.  Along with many others, I have been a veteran attendee. I have also done a great deal of event planning behind the scenes. Here are some some basic event planning "dos" I have [...]

Desert Hot Springs Cannabis Park Transformation Video

By |2019-06-04T11:46:01-07:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

CVEP has produced two videos that show renderings of what can happen in the Coachella Valley by the year 2050.  In these videos, our concentration has been on traditional economic development needs. These needs include a comprehensive public university, an intermodal trade hub, state-of-the-art bandwidth, a fully developed Salton Sea, and entrepreneurship.  These are all [...]

Five Ways to Make Your Strip Mall Business Stand Out

By |2019-06-03T15:13:45-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development|

Like many regions, Greater Palm Springs is fairly spread out. On one hand, it’s a part of what makes our quality of life so great here. We’ve got large lots, unobstructed mountain views, and a distinct lack of congestion. But with those benefits comes the reality of daily activities which, for many, are car-dependent and [...]

Future of Everything Part 3: Workplace of the Future

By |2019-05-23T13:39:46-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

In a session on the future of workplaces, the opening speaker began by stating that 70,000,000 American workers truly dislike their jobs. This amounts to 80% of the employed people in the nation. It is a widely accepted premise that an unhappy worker is an unproductive worker. Therefore, this revelation about dislike of the workplace [...]

Impacts of Online University Programs

By |2019-05-03T11:09:29-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last week,  from the comfort of my Palm Desert sofa, I watched my step-daughter walk across a stage to be awarded her masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As she walked, I began to reflect on the impacts of online education. My step-daughter is a mother of two college students. She [...]