“Heavy D,” star of Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers,” launched the first Heavy Academy on Friday. The conference gave business owners a look into Heavy D’s online business practices. About 89 percent of American adults use the internet, yet only two-thirds of businesses invest in online advertising. Attendees were able to learn about e-commerce, social media, website building, online advertising and more through panels and sessions. Speakers included Instagram influencers, entrepreneurs, e-commerce experts and more. Heavy D
Nevada has a new task force to strengthen trade ties with India. The Nevada-India Economic Development and Business Task Force hopes to attract direct investment in Nevada and expand exports to India. India is Nevada’s second largest trading partner, behind Switzerland. In 2017, the state exported more than $1.8 billion in products, goods and services to India. That same year, it imported more than $400 million in goods.