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C4Cube C4Cube (www.C4Cube.com) C4CUBE offers a business incubator for local and virtual clients who use their extensive local, national, and world-wide network of business leaders, mentors, and investors to take advantage of the many benefits from operating in Northern Nevada.
edawn_logo EDAWN – Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (www.EDAWN.org)  EDAWN is committed to recruiting and expanding quality companies that have a positive economic impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Tahoe. EDAWN provides advice and guidance on business incentives and assistance programs that may be available to help your business grow and prosper.
Entrepreneurship Nevada EA – Entrepreneurs Assembly (www.ea-nv.org) Entrepreneurs Assembly is dedicated to educating and facilitating entrepreneurs in creating and growing their businesses by creating virtual incubators which empower entrepreneurs and small business owners to originate successful business opportunities in their communities. EA’s effective facilitation processes and working sessions incorporate best business practices, educational leadership, mentoring, and peer-learning, resulting in new and more productive businesses.
Entrepreneurship Nevada EN – Entrepreneurship Nevada (www.e-nevada.org) Entrepreneurship Nevada’s mission is to develop entrepreneurial talent and foster entrepreneurial success.
Global Business Development (www.diversifynevada.com/divisions/global_business_development/)
GTI programs are aimed at helping businesses expand into international markets. GTI offers programs designed to assess your readiness – and potential for success – in exporting products or services. GTI’s services can also be used by existing exporters to enter new or unfamiliar markets. GTI can assist with International Trade Shows and Trade Missions, and it maintains a network of nine international trade representative offices throughout the world.
GOED GOED – Nevada Governor’s Office on Economic Development (www.diversifynevada.com/) GOED’s mission is to maintain a diverse economic base, ensure a healthy economy through quality jobs and competitive wages, and provide a quality of life that attracts and retains businesses. GOED programs are designed to remove barriers and help businesses achieve success. Whether your company is entering the global market for the first time or you’re an experienced exporter, GOED will provide the help you need to grow your business and market your products and services to national and international audiences.
Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury IRS – Internal Revenue Service – All Tax Centers are now available online; see the Industry/Professions page on IRS.gov for most of the Tax Centers. There are also several other Tax Centers which are not listed on the Industries/Professions page. For the Spanish language business Tax Center, see Información y Recursos para Pequeñas Empresas on IRS.gov. For the general small business Tax Center, see Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center. There is also a Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center. The IRS Video Portal is also considered a tax center that you can post a link to it on your website.  A link to the Spanish Tax Center is also available from the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center page.
MIN – Made in Nevada (www.madeinnevada.org/) MIN is an association of business, agriculture and governmental entities working together to develop awareness and to promote the purchase of products manufactured and crafted in Nevada. Made in Nevada businesses are listed on the MIN Website, giving you the ability to connect to people seeking information about the products you offer. Select members are also featured in the highly successful Nevada Spirit magazine.
NCET new vert NCET:  Business. Technology. Events (www.NCET.org) NCET is an independent award-winning 501(c)(3) Nevada nonprofit organization whose programs include the NCET Expo, the NCET Tech Awards, eMonth, and the monthly Tech Wednesday, Tech Bite and Jelly events.
NDA – Nevada Development Authority (www.nevadadevelopment.org)  NDA’s programs are designed to attract and assist new industrial and commercial businesses to Southern Nevada, and to facilitate the retention and expansion of existing businesses in Southern Nevada.  NDA helps foster an effective working relationship between business and government agencies (local, state and federal)
NIREC NIREC – Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (www.NIREC.org) The Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) is a private non-profit Nevada Corporation that assists inventors and early stage companies to transform their scientific research into viable clean energy businesses. Through the strength of its management team, independent Board of Trustees, and Technology Commercialization Advisory Board, NIREC forges collaboration among researchers, experienced entrepreneurs, business executives, corporations, and early stage capital resources to identify, mature and fund viable, cost-effective, renewable energy solutions.
NMI 2 NMI – Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (www.4microbiz.org) NMI provides tools to assist businesses in overcoming barriers they may face in starting or expanding a company. NMI offers business training, business loans and great networking opportunities.
NevadaSBDC-square NSBDC – Nevada Small Business Development Center (www.NSBDC.org) NSBDC provide an abundance of free and low-cost information, assistance, counseling and training for Nevada businesses.
NVIE – Nevada Industry Excellence (formerly MAP – Management Assistance Partnership (www.nevadaie.com) NVIE works directly with Nevada companies to strengthen their global competitiveness by providing information, decision support and implementation assistance in adopting new, more advanced technologies, techniques and best business practices. NVIE helps companies to streamline operations, apply the most up-to-date and sophisticated technology, provide managerial assistance and train the workforce.
POP – Procurement Outreach Program (http://nv.diversifynevada.com/divisions/procurement_outreach/) POP works to increase the flow of contract dollars to Nevada businesses by providing the necessary training and technical assistance to find, bid on and acquire federal, state and local contracts. Many businesses consider the idea of selling their products or services to government much too complicated and overwhelming. POP helps simplify the process and cut through the red tape, connecting Nevada businesses with lucrative opportunities.
SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov) The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses, and provides SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance and training programs to help businesses succeed.
SBIR/STTR Home SBIR – Small Business Innovation Research / STTR – Small Business Technology Transfer Program (www.sba.gov/SBIR)  SBIR and STTR are two similar federal grant programs designed to involve small, but high technology companies in meeting the needs of eleven federal agencies. $2.3 billion is available each year, and each of the agencies issues its priorities and the instructions for submitting proposals at least once a year.
SCORE SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business (www.score-reno.org/sr/) SCORE is a nationwide organization of active and retired businessmen and women who volunteer their services to assist small businesses and people who want to go into business for themselves. More than 30 volunteer counselors provide free business counseling, free orientation workshops, and low cost seminars throughout Nevada. SCORE also provides crisis management assistance for businesses at-risk for closure.
USDA – US Department of Agriculture (www.usda.gov)  The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues. Along with many other programs, the USDA provides grants and loan guarantees to agricultural producers, businesses and cooperatives located in rural communities to purchase renewable energy systems and make other energy efficiency improvements, to increase the economic viability of biomass projects, and to finance energy technology.
VBOC – Veterans Business Outreach Center (www.vboc-ca.org) The Veterans Business Outreach Center is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of business development services to Veterans, DVBE, Reservist and Guard Members in their initiatives to start, cultivate or expand a business initiative.

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