The Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) guides and assists entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses in today’s challenging business environment. NSBDC is a statewide business assistance outreach program of UNR’s College of Business that provides a wide variety of help and technical assistance for Nevada businesses.
NSBDC’s professional counseling services are available free of charge to small business owners and prospective small business owners. NSBDC’s clients are counseled by professionals who utilize their educational and business experience to provide practical, relevant advice.
NSBDC offers and coordinates a wide range of workshops, seminars, and courses in cooperation with the public and private sector. Expert instruction ranges from introductory business management classes designed for startup businesses to advanced presentations aimed at assisting established companies.
NSBDC has adopted the entrepreneur curriculum, NxLeveL, as its statewide cornerstone training program. This is an excellent 13-week course that outlines the key components of owning and operating a business with guidelines for writing a business plan.
UNR’s College of Business’ Center for Regional Studies provides custom market analyses through their Geographic Information Services (GIS) department to help a business select a location for operations, understand current market trends, and predict where the local economy is headed. The Nevada State Demographer provides annual population estimates and projections to assist businesses and governmental agencies in effective planning.
Free and confidential environmental and energy efficiency assistance can also be accessed through their Business Environmental Program (BEP) to assist with compliance and waste reduction issues.
NSBDC’s main office is located at UNR’s College of Business, with other offices located throughout the state.
Nevada Small Business Development Center
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Business
Ansari Business Building, Room 411
Reno, NV 89557-0032
Phone: (775) 784-1717
Fax: (775) 784-4337