Churchill County Planning Office (For Licensing)

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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.

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SBA Online Training

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a variety of online courses, publications and other forms of technical assistance. Courses are self-paced and take about 30 minutes to complete. A brief online registration is required.

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SBA Business Loan Programs

Whether you’re just starting a small business or expanding to take advantage of new opportunities, your business needs the right financing at the right time in order to succeed. Working closely with a wide range of lending partners across the country, SBA has developed a number of financial programs that address the various needs of small businesses. Please note that SBA does not offer grants to start or expand small businesses. Those grant programs that SBA does offer are primarily designed to expand and enhance organizations that provide small business management, technical, or financial assistance.

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SBA Office of Advocacy

The voice for small business in the federal government and the source for small business statistics.

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Southern Nevada Resource Links

This booklet contains valuable links and contact information for 16 resource partners who assist small businesses in the development, growth and sustainability of their businesses.

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IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Whether opening a business, closing a business, or staying current with laws and procedures, let this site help make your tax responsibilities less taxing each year.

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SilverFlume, Nevada’s One-stop business portal

Nevada’s online one-stop business portal consolidates the forms and information needed to start and run your company. SilverFlume eliminates redundancy and improves accountability by collecting your information one time and using that information in transactions with the appropriate agencies. SilverFlume allows you to concentrate on growing and operating a successful company.

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Government Contracting Opportunities with Procurement Outreach Program

The Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of a nationwide network of business counselors committed to helping Nevada businesses improve upon their marketing skills for both prime contract as well as sub-contract opportunities across all types of government agencies – federal, state and local.

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Will it Fly?®

Avoid the cost of failure. With expert prep modules designed to speed up knowledge transfer and support users at their time of need, Will it Fly?® provides a quick way to find out if you are ready to perform according to best practices for important business tasks.

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Nevada Inventors Association

By helping others with this thing called a “patent”, they share and learn, with your ideas and their ideas, they offer privacy, testimony and witness, trust, confidentiality (don’t trust anyone), respect, experience, successes and failures, and in turn the result the NIA helps this world one inventor at a time…. At times they can consider themselves a small think tank and group of pioneers, performers, doers, testers, bit twiddlers, thinkers, engineers, socializers, reporters, farmers, business owners, leaders, and denizens, etc. logo

Nevada State Demographer’s Office

Produces the official estimates of persons living in cities, counties, and townships in the state, and forecasts county, city and township populations.

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State of Nevada Law Library

Provides online access to Nevada’s Revised Statutes, Administrative Code, and the Nevada Register.

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Nevada State Industrial Development Revenue Bond Program

The Industrial Development Revenue Bond (IDRB) program is a vital component of Nevada’s economic development and diversification efforts. IDRB’s are a special tax-exempt form of financing made available by the State of Nevada to finance qualified projects at interest rates substantially below comparable commercial rates. Bonds offer flexible terms at variable and fixed interest rates. All borrowers must be credit worthy and present financially feasible business plans.

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Bureau of the Census

Contains all types of statistical information.

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Nevada Development Capital Corporation

The SBA 504 Loan Program provides an opportunity for business owners to purchase commercial real estate and long-term equipment at reasonable rates and terms.

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Rural Nevada Development Corporation

Headquartered in Ely, Nevada, RNDC is 501(c)3 non-profit development corporation that provides business loans for start-up and expanding business in the fifteen counties of Rural Nevada as well as the rural portions of Clark and Washoe Counties and the twenty-seven Indian Tribes of Nevada.

Directory of Small Business Loan Programs in Nevada is the largest resource of non-traditional sources for Washoe small business financing programs including; business development loans, micro loans, revolving loans, low interest loans, incentive loans and loan guarantees. These funds are available primarily through economic development agencies, state & federal government and not-for-profits.