Small businesses in Nevada were a big deal in 2014. The Nevada Small Business Development Center, a statewide resource for business assistance and headquartered in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business, helped open 136 new small businesses in the state last year.
It’s a new year, and historically, it’s a time when people get serious about their goals, such as starting a new business. What’s the first step? Find out what you don’t know, and get face-to-face with some knowledgeable resources, during the next “Assess – License – Launch” workshop on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 7:15 to 9 a.m.
We are very grateful to all who have graced our doorways over this past year and look forward to serving our community in the coming year. Speaking of the year ahead, you may have heard about the changes that are happening at the BRIC and we’d like to do a recap for you.
Business plans come in various shapes and sizes. The question you have to ask yourself is why you’re writing it. Only when you answer that question can you write the plan that will get you what you want. Additionally, no plan can be used for all things and you will need to tailor the plan to your audience. There are typically three reasons to write a business plan.
Reno-Sparks will always have chain stores. Locally owned stores are another matter. Their presence is not guaranteed. “If everything is turned into a chain, we turn into a cookie-cutter city,” said Dave Asher of Buy Nevada First. “We would lose our local flavor, our local character, our local identity and end up looking like every strip mall in California.”
Their success strengthens the whole community. But because chain stores have advantages due to their size and regional or nationwide presence — often lower prices and always bigger advertising budgets — they can easily cause problems for small businesses.
Whether you own a business or plan to start one, a business plan is one of the keys to success. The good news is that NxLeveL is available to help you write your business plan. Researching and writing a business plan is the best way to achieve the dream of business ownership, and studies show […]
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 […]
The Nevada SBDC is launching its new monthly program, FREE to the public, for early stage and established business owners in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 25th from 8:00 – 10:00 am at the One-Stop Career Center. After the Business License will provide valuable resources and information for business owners who may be at a […]
Driving around Reno and Sparks, there are numerous empty offices and stores for lease. People with sound business ideas walk into the Nevada Small Business Development Center every day. In an effort to connect the entrepreneurs with the vacant properties, the Nevada SBDC and Cushman and Wakefield Alliance have combined efforts to create the Claim […]