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Entrepreneur and Small Business Support

Programs & Initiatives for You

Local resources for entrepreneurs
Here is a link to local organizations that assist entrepreneurs and small business owner

UNLV Center for Entrepreneurship
UNLV Business Startup Center
SCORE Las Vegas
Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Vegas Valley Angels
Nevada Microenterprise Initiative

UNLV

UNLV

Business Resources


UNLV is a clearinghouse for business leaders and entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, or expand their businesses. Whether you’re developing a business plan or you’re ready to launch your company, the following UNLV centers and institutes can help.

Office of Economic Development 


promotes economic development in the community and state and supports faculty and staff as they develop intellectual property.

Small Business Startup Center – 


Learn about the small business development assistance provided to the local community and the surrounding region.

Center for Entrepreneurship-


promotes the teaching, research, and practice of entrepreneurship in Southern Nevada.

Center for Business and Economic Research 


collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the economy and Nevada businesses.

Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies 


is committed to advancing the real estate profession by offering programs and services such as real estate certification, online mortgage training, and networking opportunities for industry professionals.

UNLV Division of Educational Outreach 


offers customized programs for training, retraining, and upgrading skills of employees. The Division also provides professional services such as data collection and assistance with homeland security and counter-terrorism training.

Minority Businesses

UNLV is committed to creating a more diverse  supplier base while maximizing resources and  strengthening economic development.   Small, minority, veteran, or female business owners can access business opportunities with UNLV through the supplier

STARTUP AMERICA

This initiative connects entrepreneurs with successful businesses, opens up $2 
billion in seed capital for emerging companies in fields of strategic importance, such as clean energy, and aims to simplify tax policy. Startup businesses may be interested in applying for new sources of Small Business Administration (SBA) funding.
SBA Startup Americawww.sba.gov/startupamerica
Private Startup America Partnershipwww.startupamericapartnership.org

TAX BREAKS AND INCENTIVES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The Administration is committed to providing small businesses support through tax breaks and incentives for investment and growth. To date, the Administration has supported seventeen direct tax breaks for small businesses.
Learn Morewww.sba.gov/content/fact-sheet-tax-breaks-small-businesses

Resources You Can Use


COUNSELORS TO AMERICA’S SMALL BUSINESS(SCORE)

SCOREhas over 11,000 volunteers that bring practical experience to small businesses and to entrepreneurs thinking about starting a new small business. For example, SCORE offers an online service called “Ask SCORE”. This tool allows small business owners to enter a business topic, choose a mentor from a list who best matches the business’s needs, and send him/her questions. The service guarantees a reply within 48 hours. SCORE is a Resource Partner with the SBA.
Learn Morewww.score.org

EXPANDED LOAN SIZES

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Small Business Jobs Act increased the maximum 7(a) loan size from $2 million to $5 million and increased the maximum 504 loan size from $2 million to $5 million for regular projects and from $4 million to $5.5 million for manufacturing projects, and increased the maximum microloan size to $50,000. 7(a) loans may be used to establish a new business or to assist in the acquisition, operation, or expansion of an existing business. Proceeds from 504 loans must be used for fixed asset projects and cannot be used for working capital or inventory, consolidating or repaying debt, or refinancing.
Learn Morewww.sba.gov/financing

KNOW YOUR REGION

Economic Development Association (EDA) and National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
The Department of Commerce’s EDA and the NADO Research Foundation have teamed up to deliver a library of information to help local officials, economic development practitioners, community leaders and citizens assess local and regional assets, needs, and visions in a global context, in order to achieve long-term regional prosperity and sustainability. For an example of these resources, take a look at the CEDS Regional Innovation Forum.
Learn Morewww.knowyourregion.org

Economic Development Association (EDA)
This tool provides practitioners a fast, simple way to calculate whether a county, region, or neighborhood may meet grant thresholds for unemployment and income.
Tool Boxwww.statsamerica.org/distress

PROJECTING WHERE YOU COULD BE: CAPACITY & INNOVATION INDEX

Economic Development Association (EDA)
This tool provides practitioners a method of assessing the innovation capacity of their region using data from four areas: human capital, economic dynamics, productivity and employment, and economic well being.
Tool Boxwww.statsamerica.org/innovation

REGIONAL INNOVATION ASSETS TOOLKIT

Economic Development Association (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
The EDA's Regional Innovation Asset Toolkit is designed to help policy makers and citizens assess and improve the innovation capacity of their region by providing the most up-to-date information available on a variety of innovation assets.
Tool Boxrrigis.rri.wvu.edu


REGIONAL PROJECT EVALUATION TOOL

Economic Development Association (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
This tool, created by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, provides qualitative and quantitative analysis of a project to help economic development practitioners determine its likelihood of success in a given region.
Tool Boxwww.eda.gov/Research/ToolsOfTrade.xml


SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (SBDCS)

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBDCsprovide free or low-cost assistance to small businesses using programs customized to local conditions. There are more than 900 SBDCs with at least one in every state and territory.
Learn Morewww.sba.gov/sbdc
Locationswww.asbdc-us.org


SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) AND SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) PROGRAMS


The SBIR program provides early funding technology companies to take research from the lab to the marketplace. SBIR represents the single largest early stage investment tool in the government, providing approximately $2.5 billion annually to small businesses. Phase I awards $150,000 for approximately six months to explore the technical merit or viability of an idea or technology. Phase II awards up to $1,000,000 for as many as two years in order to commercialize Phase I results. Each agency has its own SBIR program but the general program is coordinated by the SBA.
Learn Morewww.sbir.gov


SUPPORTING UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA is committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in underserved communities to drive economic growth and job creation. SBA loans are three-to-five times more likely to go to women and minority-owned small businesses, a fact which is crucial as these businesses have been hit disproportionately hard by the recession. In addition to SBA’s already existing loan programs, SBA is adding two new initiatives that are aimed at increasing access to capital for businesses in these communities.
Small Loan Advantage. Increases availability of vital smaller dollar loans for small businesses in underserved communities.
Community Advantage. Opens SBA’s 7(a) loan program to “mission-focused” financial institutions, including Community Development Financial Institutions, Certified Development Companies and non-profit micro lending intermediaries for small dollar loans.
Learn Morewww.sba.gov/advantage

VETERANS BUSINESS OUTREACH PROGRAM (VBOP)

Small Business Administration (SBA)
VBOP is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
Learn Morewww.sba.gov/veterans

WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTERS (WBCS)

Small Business Administration (SBA)
WBC is a large network throughout the United States, offering women entrepreneurs, especially those that are socially or economically disadvantaged, comprehensive training and counseling to help them start and grow their own business.
Learn Morewww.sba.gov/women

Other Ways the Administration Encourages Startups

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL INITIATIVE (CDCI)

U.S. Department of Treasury
Treasury’s Office of Financial Stability launched CDCI to provide low cost capital to depository Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), including banks, thrifts, and credit unions. This program is of interest to businesses in hard-hit communities. In order to access CDCI, small business should inquire about the program at their local financial institutions.
Explore Investments and the CDCI atwww.financialstability.gov

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (CDFI) FUND

U.S. Department of Treasury
The CDFI Fund promotes access to capital in urban and rural low-income communities across the nation. It enables local banks, venture capitalists, and loan intermediaries to make investments in order to further economic development (job creation, business development, and commercial real estate development), affordable housing (housing development and homeownership), and financial services (provision of basic banking services to underserved communities and financial literacy training). In FY 2010, the Administration increased the budget of the CDFI Fund to $246,750,000 from $107 million the prior year.Small businesses should contact local CDFIs in order to access capital from the CDFI Fund.
Learn More: www.cdfifund.gov

SMALL BUSINESS LENDING FUND (SBLF)
U.S. Department of Treasury
To stimulate small business lending, the SBLF, administered by the Department of Treasury, is authorized to provide up to $30 billion in capital to qualified community banks and other targeted lenders with assets of less than $10 billion. In order to incentivize lending to small businesses, the SBLF is structured so that the price a bank pays for SBLF funding will be reduced as the bank’s small business lending increases. To access these benefits, small businesses should apply to banks participating in the SBLF. Treasury recently began accepting applications and all SBLF investments will be completed by September 27, 2011. To date, Treasury has received applications from over 250 institutions totaling more than $4 billion in funds requested. Treasury expects to complete initial fundings under the program in the first quarter, and will continue thereafter to fund institutions on a rolling basis.
Learn Morewww.treasury.gov/osdbu

STATE SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE (SSBCI)

U.S. Department of Treasury
The SSBCI was established by the Small Business Jobs Act to help spur up to $15 billion in lending by strengthening innovative state programs that support private sector lending to small businesses, including collateral support programs, Capital Access Programs (CAPs) and loan guarantee programs. In order to access SSBCI funds, small businesses should apply to their state’s lending program.
Learn Morewww.treasury.gov/osdbu
Subscribe to SSBCI Conference CallsSSBCIQuestions@treasury.gov
 
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Important note

SCORE is offering the following custom services to SNBPC participants.
Review of and guidance in the development of your Executive Summary prior to submission

Development guidance and review of ten semi-finalists’ Business Plans
Review and coaching of five finalists oral presentations

All SCORE services are free of charge and the volunteers are all experienced business people. You are encouraged to contact 


SCORE at 702-388-6104 to setup an appointment


    Skillshare-Global Learning

    posted Sep 3, 2014, 9:24 AM by MOJO MICHELE   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 9:24 AM ]

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    General Assembly-Technology, Business, Design and Community Training and Support

    posted Sep 3, 2014, 9:19 AM by MOJO MICHELE   [ updated Oct 18, 2015, 4:49 AM ]

    General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in
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    Luxr

    posted Apr 25, 2014, 1:46 AM by MOJO MICHELE   [ updated Apr 28, 2014, 2:42 PM ]

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    delivers practical tools to entrepreneurs around the world.

    Every company has the ability to build products that customers love. We believe that great products are a result of an unrelenting focus on the end-user experience and effective product development practices and principles.

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