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By Savannah Mercier, VYP Member

Businesses can have a reputation for being cold-hearted. Business owners and entrepreneurs as greedy, money-hungry moguls who will do anything for a quick buck. Cutting corners in business is easy to do, but having integrity, honesty, and a sense of ethical responsibility will help your company’s brand stand out to partners, increase employee productivity and motivation, and ensure your customers stay loyal. So how can you integrate an integrity-based platform into your business?

Never Compromise Your Character

Adam Kent, Co-Founder, Precision 702 Property Maintenance

By Maddyn Monroe, VYP Member

How are you known in your community, both personally and professionally? If you haven’t asked, you might want to take a moment of introspection and reflect on it. It is, after all, your personal brand – more than just your name and title. It’s what your field of expertise is, and if people regard you as the go-to for that expertise. So how can you polish that personal brand and build your authority?

VYP had an absolutely amazing 11 year Anniversary month! From our Outreach Project at Gene Ward to our Anniversary Mixer at MR CHOW, we thank our VYPeeps for making March such a spectacular month. Click here to take a look at some of our programs from March.

Evan Green is a CPA candidate with the national top 20 accounting and consulting firm Eide Bailly, LLP. Evan works as an Assurance Associate performing audits, reviews and compilations for clients all over the country in many different industries. Evan graduated from UNLV with a BS in Finance in 2012 and a MS of Accountancy in 2016. Evan is looking to specialize in the healthcare and financial services industry. In his spare time he is a volunteer scout leader with The Boy Scouts of America, and soccer coach for his kids team.

Staying productive during work can seem impossible. When you have 24/7 access to cat videos, Buzzfeed quizzes and online shopping, it can be hard to stay productive at work, meet deadlines, and have the motivation to get back to work. Even as I write this, I have two non-work related tabs open: one to purchase John Mayer tickets and another to rent a dress for my sister’s bridal shower. Young professionals can very easily get distracted at work, but it’s important to know when to hide those tabs and get back to the task at hand.

Time is money, right? Yes and no. Unlike money that is renewable and cyclical, time is finite and THE most precious commodity that should be valued more than gold. If managed properly the net benefit will yield both, an increased bottom line and streamlined workflow.

Here are some practical Business Hacks to help fill your time bank.


February was an exciting month for VYP! Click here to see a few of our favorite moments.

Kelly Peterson is a Wealth Advisor Associate with Morgan Stanley. He works closely with select clients to develop and implement investment strategies, prepare for major life events, and provide comprehensive financial advice. Kelly moved to Las Vegas in 2003, and he and his family have adopted the desert as their family’s home. He is currently serving on the events committee for VYP, helping to organize and plan the Bigwig Lunch Times and Biz 101 panel discussions. Kelly joined VYP to get to know new people, and to find new ways to become involved in the community he has grown to love.

Times were much simpler just a few short years ago, at least for the majority of us in the business world. It seems that gone are the days of running business purely on instinct and experience. Thanks to the tech-boom we have ushered in an era of perfectly manicured campaigns, spreadsheets, and painstaking calculations of ROI. The principle of collecting data to make informed decisions is nothing new, however, it has been recently propelled into the mainstream and become an absolute necessity to remain relevant.