This post by Ben Tedore
“Small business is an economic powerhouse that knows you by your first name.” – NFIB. Nationally, small businesses continue to generate 75% of all new jobs and represent 99.7% of all employers. They employ 53% of the work force and 47% of all sales in the U.S. – U.S. SBA.
The Nevada SBDC is a partnership program of the SBA and is leveraged through federal, state, local and private resources. Starting our 31st year as a free and confidential resource for Nevada entrepreneurs and businesses, the Nevada SBDC team continues to seek out new opportunities to support those we serve. Like other SBDCs nationally, the Nevada SBDC helps small businesses increase sales, grow faster, and create businesses. Our affiliation with our state’s higher educational institutions, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada, and Great Basin College affords the Nevada SBDC utilize students to add greater depth to our counseling and training efforts, while creating real-life learning experiences as a member of our team. Business education is critical to the success of the Nevada SBDC, whether it be in small business or in the classroom.
This past year, the Nevada SBDC expanded its role as a champion for local businesses by affiliating with the Made in Nevada marketing initiative. This campaign promotes statewide businesses through an online market format and numerous trade shows. For membership information and membership opportunities, please visit our website at www.madeinnevada.org.
Let Nevada SBDC be your first call to grow your business. Call us, visit our main website at www. nevadasbdc.org, or drop by one of our 15 offices around the state. We look forward to engaging you in our efforts to enhance Nevada’s small businesses.
Sam Males State Director, Nevada SBDC