SBA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
SBA Online Training – The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a variety of online courses, publications and other forms of technical assistance. Courses are self-paced and take about 30 minutes to complete. A brief online registration is required.
SBA Business Loan Programs – Whether you’re just starting a small business or expanding to take advantage of new opportunities, your business needs the right financing at the right time in order to succeed. Working closely with a wide range of lending partners across the country, SBA has developed a number of financial programs that address the various needs of small businesses.Please note that SBA does not offer grants to start or expand small businesses. Those grant programs that SBA does offer are primarily designed to expand and enhance organizations that provide small business management, technical, or financial assistance.
SBA Office of Advocacy – The voice for small business in the federal government and the source for small business statistics.
SilverFlume, Nevada’s One-stop business portal – Nevada’s online one-stop business portal consolidates the forms and information needed to start and run your company. SilverFlume eliminates redundancy and improves accountability by collecting your information one time and using that information in transactions with the appropriate agencies. SilverFlume allows you to concentrate on growing and operating a successful company.
Government Contracting Opportunities with Procurement Outreach Program – The Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of a nationwide network of business counselors committed to helping Nevada businesses improve upon their marketing skills for both prime contract as well as sub-contract opportunities across all types of government agencies – federal, state and local.
California Inventors Assistance Program – The California Inventors Assistance Program [CIAP] is designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses, and currently provides services to five western U.S. states (Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, California and Nevada). Participants can receive pro bono services based on their income level.
HispanicBusinessNevada.com is a source of information… the site is a gateway for anyone looking for information on the “vitality of the Hispanic community” in Nevada. This innovative portal allows you to find information on Hispanic data (for example search for Hispanic demographic data in Nevada), purchase a Hispanic business lists for either Reno or Las Vegas, profile Hispanic businesses throughout the state, ask for help and look for business resources, read important news, find export/import links, among other things.
Will it fly? – Avoid the cost of failure. With expert prep modules designed to speed up knowledge transfer and support users at their time of need,Willitfly.com provides a quick way to find out if you are ready to perform according to best practices for important business tasks.
Nevada Inventors Association – By helping others with this thing called a “patent”, they share and learn, with your ideas and their ideas, they offer privacy, testimony and witness, trust, confidentiality (don’t trust anyone), respect, experience, successes and failures, and in turn the result the NIA helps this world one inventor at a time…. At times they can consider themselves a small think tank and group of pioneers, performers, doers, testers, bit twiddlers, thinkers, engineers, socializers, reporters, farmers, business owners, leaders, and denizens, etc.
NIREC | Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization The Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) is a nonprofit public-private partnership that integrates researchers, experienced entrepreneurs, business executives, and financial capital to identify, fund and accelerate the development of renewable energy technologies.
Nevada State Data Center – A cooperative effort of the U.S. Census Bureau and the states to improve public access to census statistics and information. The objectives of the program are twofold: to provide access to and extend the use of Census Bureau statistical resources, and to provide training and technical assistance in accessing and using the data.
Nevada Department of Business & Industry – The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses and consumers including small business advocacy, bond programs, access to capital, constituent services, new market tax credits and fraud prevention and education. Our Business Resource Center is a one-stop online portal dedicated to providing easy access to the most comprehensive statewide resources, information and education that businesses need to succeed. Visit business.nv.gov to explore these Business Resource Center features and more: The Learning Center, Access to Capital Directory, Resource Directory, Video and Article Libraries and a calendar of events.
Directory of Small Business Loan Programs in Nevada – BusinessLoanFunds.com is the largest resource of non-traditional sources for Washoe small business financing programs including; business development loans, micro loans, revolving loans, low interest loans, incentive loans and loan guarantees. These funds are available primarily through economic development agencies, state & federal government and not-for-profits.
Nevada Development Capital Corporation – The SBA 504 Loan Program provides an opportunity for business owners to purchase commercial real estate and long-term equipment at reasonable rates and terms.
Nevada Commission on Economic Development – The NCED’s mission is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy, enriching the quality of life for Nevada citizens by stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new businesses and facilitating community development to enable economic growth and prosperity.Links to economic development agencies throughout the state are available on their website.
Rural Nevada Development Corporation – Headquartered in Ely, Nevada, RNDC is 501(c)3 non-profit development corporation that provides business loans for start-up and expanding business in the fifteen counties of Rural Nevada as well as the rural portions of Clark and Washoe Counties and the twenty-seven Indian Tribes of Nevada.
IRS Business Tax Center – Offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses.