Monthly Archives: April 2013

Organizational Assistance for Small Businesses in Northern Nevada

Generally, what you do within your own organization and market forces will determine how well your business performs and generates profits for the owners.  Typically, there are business tips to be found on any street corner, from Main Street, Wall Street or “Easy Street” (which is an actual street in Stateline, Nevada, believe it or not).

Can outside organizations help your business succeed?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  The Old Testament of the Bible advises, “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established”.  (Proverbs, chapter 15, verse 22).  Along with consulting with your own family, mentors who know you well, and other individually-retained professionals, you may want to check out some of the offerings by some of the business start-up organizations, both private and publicly-funded.

For Northern/Western Nevada, most of these are based out of Reno, and some Carson City.  Without personal recommendation, we provide a list of some of these outfits:

Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology  Hosts mixers, seminars, issues awards and assists startups with an interface to angel investors.  Reno and Las Vegas chapters exist.

Nevada’s Procurement Outreach, or “POP” will educate the contracting business through seminars and workshops (sponsored or co-sponsored) and one-on-one discussions of a specific or general nature, will brainstorm for specific targets and mechanics of how the purchases are executed and provide bid information to its’ clients with buying offices and prime contractors.  The place to start to get in the state and federal bidding game.

Small Business Administration HUBZone program HUB means “historically underutilized business”.  Several rural counties in Nevada are HUBZone certified, including Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Esmeralda, Nye and Lincoln.  Certain federal contracts give preferential treatment to businesses operating out of the HUBZone areas.

For more resources, check out this resource page built by Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.  If you have any other suggested organizations, please let us know on our contact page.