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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Find your local SBA office.

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.  The mission of America’s nationwide network of SBDCs is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.  Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to the local SBDC office for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training.

The Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) is a national non-profit 501(cX3) organization founded in 1998.  The AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of over 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC).  WBCs help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to over 140,000 women entrepreneurs each year in every state in the union.  Find a local WBC near you.

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.  As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.  Visit your local SCORE office.

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment.  

The SBIR Online Tutorials features courses designed to help interested parties learn more about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. From learning the nuances of each agency’s programs to figuring out how to calculate indirect rates, the Online Tutorials covers all of the bases within the application process for federal funding.

The APEX Accelerators program, formerly known as Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), under management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), plays a critical role in the Department’s efforts to identify and helps a wide range of businesses enter and participate in the defense supply-chain. The program provides the education and training to ensure that all businesses become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts..

The Southern Nevada Veterans Chamber of Commerce is focused on supporting the development and training of businesses of varying stages in businesses, whether their current objective is startup oriented or if it is growth through veteran hiring. Our business membership base in the community is not limited to only veteran-owned businesses, but instead we welcome military-spouses, family members, and also businesses that are military- supporters in our community to join us. It is our shared belief that you don’t need to be a veteran to support the veteran community. Instead, we want to promote the entire community to come together to support the well-being and stronger connection of our veterans in the community.

VIP is a program by veterans for veterans to equip veterans to win in the government contracting marketplace. VIP offers five accelerator training programs for owners, principals, and C‐level executives of VOSB/SDVOSBs that specifically address the complexities of federal procurement. These trainings are designed to teach veteran-owned small businesses how to increase their ability to both win and manage government contracts. VIP graduates receive mentorship opportunities and exclusive contracting opportunities and attend continuing education events specifically designed for VIP Graduates. Learn more!

Silverflume is Nevada’s one-stop business portal, providing businesses with a single online location for conducting transactions with state agencies (and county and municipal agencies in later phases). By creating a Silverflume profile, businesses can dramatically reduce the time and paperwork associated with licensing, permitting, taxation and other transactions with government. Manage your business more efficiently by creating a Silverflume profile at

Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business.  From a grant to jazz up your online storefront to a loan to help you stock up on inventory, the Small Business Funding Center connects you with the capital you need to launch and grow your small business. The juggle is real for hard-working entrepreneurs like you, so you can bank on easy applications and personalized recommendations at the Small Business Funding Center on Hello Alice.

Veterans Business Network allows you to find and connect with Veteran Business both big and small. Join VBN’s veteran-owned business marketplace and with your FREE membership, you’ll gain access to business advice, other veteran-owned businesses, help with promoting your business, events, articles and a supportive community of people who have been in your shoes, and still are!

NVVBOC has collaborated with Govology, an online support community for small businesses pursuing government contracting opportunities by connecting them with trusted knowledge, resources, experts, and support so that they may learn, prepare, connect, and win. Govology offers a vast library of resources including on- demand courses, and live webinars. Contact our office to receive complimentary access to this exclusive content! 

Farmer Veteran Coalition is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization assisting veterans- and currently serving members- of the Armed Forces to help them transition from military service to a career in agriculture. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration has created a new and free, digital online learning platform to assist nearly 13 million women entrepreneurs. Ascent is packed with in-depth information to help you grow your business through exercises and tools, chats, infographics, videos, discussions and much more! Get connected today for free!

The National Diversity Veteran Small Business Programs align Veteran, Diversity, and Small Business products and service Suppliers with the Private and Public sector Buying Organizations. Their mission is to build stronger diverse small businesses through technology that automates and streamlines business processes, providing increased revenue opportunities and scalability to compete within large Private Enterprise and Public Sector accounts. Learn more

Get your business online and improve your presence. customers are online, so having a strong online presence is important — even if your business doesn’t sell on the web. Learn ways to strengthen your online presence with these easy-to-use tools.

Chart of Entity Comparison. Decide if you want your business to be licensed as: Sole Proprietor, Partnership, C Corporation, S Corporation or LLC.
Note: This chart is intended for informational purposes only and may not include all aspects of tax law. When choosing a business entity, extreme care must be taken to ensure all federal and state laws are being followed.

Preparedness and defense are critical to America’s food and agriculture sectors and to sustaining and growing rural America. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to military veterans across the country to fill the roles that keep America’s food supply safe and secure, preserve and strengthen rural communities, and restore and conserve the environment. Learn more about how the Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison (MVAL) helps veterans explore ways to launch successful careers in agriculture. 

The State Bar of Nevada is a public corporation that operates under the supervision of the Nevada Supreme Court. The state bar regulates attorneys in Nevada and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public.