NCET helps you explore business and technology
By C.J. Manthe
No two entrepreneurs are alike. From the stay-at-home mom who builds a business empire from organic snack foods she created to feed her family, to the seasoned tech entrepreneur who launches and sells multiple ventures, each path taken to business success is unique. But while each path is unique, one thing is not: if you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to take that first step.
It may seem daunting and overwhelming at first. Do you need to have a license to do business? Will you be required to carry insurance? How do you get funding? There are so many questions!
Fortunately, the State of Nevada’s Department of Business and Industry offers a set of tools to help answer these questions and get you started on your way in Nevada.
Our online Resource Center, located at business.nv.gov, includes a step-by-step Learning Center, statewide business resource directory, information on funding and accessing capital, business videos and news articles, and interactive Guide to Starting and Growing a Business in Nevada. With a visual road map of 15 topics and hundreds of resource links, the Guide can help you identify what needs to be done, then take action quickly — all from your mobile phone or desktop.
Another helpful resource is the Resource Center’s business events calendar. Organizations post their public training and educational events to the calendar, with the majority of trainings offered free of charge. The benefits of attending an in-person workshop include not only learning about a specific topic, but also an opportunity to network with peers and subject matter experts.
Several agencies within the Department of Business and Industry provide critical information and support to businesses as well. The Labor Commissioner provides information and workshops about wage and hour laws. The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) offers free consultations to ensure businesses are operating a safe workplace. The Workers Compensation Section offers trainings about employer’s insurance obligations. In addition, a number of our agencies oversee occupational licensing and provide trainings or information on their respective websites to answer common questions. Go to business.nv.gov to learn more.
So if you’re looking for a little guidance along your entrepreneurial journey, plan to make the Department of Business and Industry your first stop! Whether you visit our Business Resource Center, download the interactive guide, or contact a member of our staff, we’re here to help you find the information and resources you need to succeed.
Learn more about how the Department of Business and Industry is helping grow business in Nevada at NCET’s Biz Bite luncheon on August 29, 2018. NCET is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. Register for the event and get more info at NCETbite.org.
C.J. Manthe was appointed by Governor Sandoval as the Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry in August 2017.