Rachel Flores

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Rachel Flores serves as a Small Business Advisor at the Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV. She has a background in marketing, communications and finance as well as a passion for building organizational systems. Prior to joining the Nevada SBDC, she worked for various municipalities as an economic development professional with focus on entrepreneurship

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Jamie Schwartz

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Lead Business Advisor for the SBDC and Las Vegas native, Jamie Schwartz, works at our BlackFire Innovation location in Las Vegas. With a background in business consulting, valuation analysis, financial analysis, banking, commercial real estate and business sales and acquisitions she is driven to help business owners reach their goals. Prior to running a business

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Holland Wood

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Holland Wood is a Small Business Advisor with the Nevada SBDC since 2020. His office is in the Blackfire Innovation Center, the first flagship tech hub in the 122-acre UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. During his 20+ year professional career, Mr. Wood gained business experience that spans start-ups through Fortune 500 Companies. This

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Carlos Mejia Castillo

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Carlos Mejia Castillo

Carlos Mejia is a new Business Development Advisor in the Las Vegas office. He has been with the SBDC for over a year first, as an intern and has now transitioned into a full time position. Carlos recently graduated from UNLV with his bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration majoring in Economics. Carlos is a

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Tony Salazar

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Tony Salazar

Small Business Advisor has been with the SBDC since 2020. His office is at the Urban Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Salazar is one of our many Spanish – English Speaking advisors and has expertise in Startups, Sales, Marketing, Banking, Financing, and Financial Planning. Mr. Salazar has been living in Las Vegas, NV since 1977 and

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Zach Miles

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Zach Miles serves as the Associate Vice President. Miles also serves as the Director of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNLV and Executive Director for the UNLV Research Foundation. In these capacities, Miles manages the assessment, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property owned or controlled by UNLV and assists start-up companies in

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Kevin Raiford

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Kevin Raiford

Kevin is the Nevada SBDC Nevada Grow Manager, which is an intuitive that provides data and analysis for companies to grow their business. He began his work with the SBDC in 2011. Kevin teaches Management and accounting courses at the College of Southern Nevada. He is also the advisor for the CSN entrepreneurship incubator and

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Henry J. Pinto

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Located at the SBDC Urban Chamber, Hank is a business advisor and has been since 1994. Hank specializes in Financial Projections and Management, Bookkeeping, Budget, and Business Organization & Structure. Hank also has expertise in Human Resource Management, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Retirement planning for the self-employed, Government Contracting, and Disadvantage Business Enterprise women, minority and veteran

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Anabel Navarro

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Small Business Advisor, has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2014. Her office locations are at the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce and at the Nevada Cooperative Extension. Mrs. Navarro speaks Spanish-English and has expertise in Small Business creation, Business Plan Guidance, Retail, Business Management, Marketing and Financial Analysis. Mrs. Navarro has a BS

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