Business Development Program's Mission

The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts while providing access and direction to informational resources. Small business owners, at any stage of development, can benefit from educational opportunities and awareness of all business network resources. This is where the Business Development Program, with its workshops and relationships with Nevada business programs, steps in to act as a guide.

Nevada Department of Business and Industry logo with "Growing business in Nevada" in quotes. Navigating today's business climate is difficult, and information is either scarce or diluted. As a response, the Nevada Department of Business and Industry created The Road Map to help small business owners at every stage of development. This interactive guide covers all business concepts and links small business owners to resources from helpful organizations across Nevada. We have developed classes based on the business topics in "The Road Map" to help businesses in their lifelong learning journey.

Our Role

With a focus on providing education and serving as a bridge to additional resources for Nevada businesses, we have created "Coping with COVID-19" weekly virtual programming and networking opportunities. These workshops are:

  • Centered on relevant business topics,
  • offered in both English & Spanish, and
  • a nexus for additional business resources such as lending and in-person counseling.

 

COVID Resources

Review the cumulative list of resources by agencies in Nevada, including grants, loans and Nevada recovery mandates

 

Upcoming classes

See a list of the upcoming Business Development Classes

 

Resource Partners

View our partners in our Business Development Program

 

Join us for our Bi-Weekly Town Hall on April 14, 2021,  at 9 a.m.

Important Note:  Coping with COVID-19 Town Halls will be every Wednesday, alternating Spanish and English, beginning Oct. 21, 2020
Ask practitioners questions and network with other business owners.

Nevada Small Business Resource Partners

These resources have been compiled by UNR Extension Economic & Business Development Program, providing educational resources and information to businesses throughout Nevada. The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts, while providing access and direction to informational resources. Small business owners at any stage of development can benefit from educational opportunities and awareness of all the business network resources. This is where the Business Development Program, with its workshops and relationships with Nevada business programs, steps in to act as a guide.

Nevada Department of Business & Industry logoU.S. Small Business Administration logo

Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

 

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Upcoming Classes

Event Date Location Time Detail/Registration Flyer
Coping with Covid-19: Bi-Weekly Town Hall: April 14 April 14, 2021 Webinar 9 a.m. Ask professionals and network with other business owners. Every Wednesday, Extension will be hosting the statewide webinar, Coping with COVID-19. This open forum encourages questions to instructors and guest experts (bankers, consultants).
Effective Facebook Ads - April 16 April 16, 2021 Webinar 9 a.m. Learn about the concepts and tools that will improve the results of your paid advertising.
Cómo Sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar para Dueños de Pequeños Negocios - April 21 April 21, 2021 Webinar 9 a.m. Pregunta a profesionales y relaciónate con otros dueños de negocio. Cada miércoles, Extension estará presentando a todo el Estado el webinar Cómo Sobrellevar el COVID-19. Este foro abierto fomenta las preguntas a instructores e invitados expertos
Anuncios Efectivos en Facebook - April 23 April 23, 2021 Webinar 9 a.m. Aprende conceptos y herramientas que te ayudarán a mejorar los resultados de tu publicidad pagada en Facebook.
Coping with Covid-19: Bi-Weekly Town Hall - April 28 April 28, 2021 Webinar 9 a.m. Ask professionals and network with other business owners. Every Wednesday, Extension will be hosting the statewide webinar, Coping with COVID-19. This open forum encourages questions to instructors and guest experts
How to Build a Simple, Effective Website in a Day - April 30 April 30, 2021 Webinar 9 a.m. Having a business without a website is a big mistake.  Join us a learn how you can set up a simple website that will help you reach more customers and have an effective online presence in 24 hours. 
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News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...
¿Qué hago si no puedo? Empresarios resilientes (2020-09-18)
¿Qué hago si no puedo? Empresarios resilientes
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Business Development Program Summary
Business Development Program Brochure
The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts while providing access and direction to informational resources. This is where the Business Development Program, with its workshops and relationships with Nevada business programs, steps in to act as a guide.
Borden, B., Thomas, L., Salas, J., Mendez, R. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Business Entities and Taxes
Webinar on Business Entities and Taxes: How to Create Your Business
Thomas, L. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin 2020-08-03
Cash Flow & Business Finance (2020-09-01)
Cash Flow & Business Finance Join the webinar with the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce!
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19 August 5-Webinar Semanal
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: August 5-Webinar Semanal
Thomas, L. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin, 2020-08-05
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Aug 12-Webinar Semanal
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal Tema de la semana: City of North Las Vegas
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Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: July 29-Webinar Semanal Tema de la semana: Investigación de Mercado
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Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: October 14, 2020
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: October 14 Tema de la semana: Investigación de mercado en línea.
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Sept. 9, 2020 Webinar Semanal
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal Temas de la semana: Decisiones sobre tu negocio y cómo afectan tu crédito .
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal (2020-09-16)
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal Temas de la semana: ¿Qué hago si no puedo? Empresarios Resilientes.
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal (9/23/2020)
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal- Sept 23 Tema de la semana: El viaje del cliente hasta el momento de compra
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Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal (9/30/2020)
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal- Sept 30 Tema de la semana: “Creando nuevos hábitos para mejorar la Calidad”
L.Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal October 28, 2020
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal October 28, 2020 Temas de la semana: Una Nueva Subvención, Prepara tu plan de marketing para las fiestas
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Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal-September 2 Temas de la semana: Nuevas subvenciones para pequeñas empresas del condado rural; Nuevos consejeros de Nevada SBDC
Cómo sobrellevar el COVID-19: Webinar Semanal Temas de la semana: Nuevas subvenciones para pequeñas empresas del condado rural; Nuevos consejeros de Nevada SBDC
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19 August 5: Weekly Town Hall
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall August 5- This week’s theme: Nevada Business Opportunity Fund
Thomas, L. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin, 2020-08-05
Coping with COVID-19: Aug 12-Weekly Town Hall
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall This week’s theme: The City of North Las Vegas
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19: Sept 9, 2020, Weekly Town Hall
Coping with COVID-19: Sept. 9 Weekly Town Hall This Week’s Theme: Business Decisions and Your Credit Score
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall (2020-09-16)
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall This Week’s Theme: Resilience in Business
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall (9/23/2020)
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall- Sept 23 This Week’s Theme: Existing Businesses Vs. New Businesses
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall (9/30/2020)
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall- Sept 30 This Week’s Theme: The AngelNV Startup Competition; Creative Thinking and Innovation
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall This week’s theme
This week’s theme: Learn about the Urban Chamber of Commerce, its mission and resources.
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall-Market Research (2020/07/29)
Coping with COVID-19: Weekly Town Hall-July 29. This week's them is Market Research
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Coping with COVID19 Town Hall Oct 7, 2020
Join us at the Town Hall Oct. 7th! This Week’s Theme: A Review of Current Small-Business Grants and Loans
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Coping with COVID19 Town Hall Oct. 14, 2020
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Coping with COVID19 Town Hall October 21, 2020
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COVID-19 Small Business Information and Resources
Since the COVID19 pandemic began, Extension has been accumulating important links for business owners.  These resources include small business loans, grants, and guidelines provided by our state and county offices. 
L. Thomas 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Creando nuevos hábitos para mejorar la Calidad (10/2/2020)
Creando nuevos hábitos para mejorar la Calidad
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Effective Sales, Operations, and Taxes
Effective Sales, Operations, and Taxes Webinar: How to run your Business after COVID-19
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin, 2020
El Viaje del Cliente: Hasta el momento del compra (9/25/2020)
El Viaje del Cliente: Hasta el momento del compra
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Entendiendo sobre Flujo de Caja Webinar: Financiamiento
Entendiendo sobre Flujo de Caja Webinar: Financiamiento
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Entidades de Negocio e Impuestos
Entidades de Negocio e Impuestos Webinar: Conceptos básicos de como crear su entidad en Nevada
Thomas, L. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin, 2020-08-03
Entrepreneurship Webinar Building Resiliency (2020-09-18)
Entrepreneurship Webinar Building Resiliency
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Entrepreneurship Webinar Creative Thinking: Making Time to Apply (10/2/2020)
Entrepreneurship Webinar Creative Thinking: Making Time to Apply
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Entrepreneurship Webinar The Funding Process: Existing vs. New Businesses (9/25/2020)
Entrepreneurship Webinar The Funding Process: Existing vs. New Businesses
L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Financial Institution Funding Information for PPP Round-2
Nevada business owners seeking Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Round-2 funds may access this list for credit unions and banking financial institutions participating in the program.
Rod Gaedtke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Investigación de Mercado July 31, Webinar: Utilizando Estadísticas para Crecer tu Negocio
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L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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Live Streaming for Business Webinar: Transforming your Online Platform (2020-08-04)
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Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Live Streaming para Negocios Webinar: Transformando tu Negocio (2020/08/04)
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Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Market Research Webinar: Using Data to Grown Your Small Business (2020/07/31)
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L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Man working on a project leaning over a desk
Nevada Small Business Resources Guide
The Business Development Program aims to instruct small business owners about fundamental business concepts, while providing access and direction to informational resources. Small business owners at any stage of development can benefit from educational opportunities and awareness of all the business network resources.
L. Thomas, J. Lednicky, S. Bray 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Small Business and COVID-19
A reference for Small Business Owners adapting to Rapid Economic Change due to COVID-19
B. Borden, L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Únase a Nuestra Sesión Semanal Oct. 7, 2020
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L. Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Webinar: Bookkeeping y Programas de ayuda Oct. 9, 2020
Webinar: Bookkeeping y Programas de ayuda Oct 9
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Webinar: Cuida tu Crédito ¿Cómo cerrar o modificar tu negocio? Viernes, Septiembre 11, 2020
Cuida tu Crédito ¿Cómo cerrar o modificar tu negocio?
Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Your Business Credit Score Tips for Closing or Adapting Your Business (9/11/2020)
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Lucas Thomas 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno

Learn more about the program's team

Mike Bindrup
Program Leader
Reyna Mendez
Program Leader & Contact
Juan Salas
Program Leader & Contact
Buddy Borden
Program Contact
Joseph Lednicky
Program Contact
 

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