Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
“More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year,” reads the SBA.gov website. “As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.”
National Small Business Week 2014
This year, National Small Business Week is May 12-16, 2014. Events will take place across the country to engage the small business community and highlight their importance as innovators and job creators who strengthen the nation’s economy.
For business owners in Nevada, this is a week to learn and grow your business! Check out these free May business events:
EVENT: NxLeveL for Micro Entrepreneurs 15-week course: Monday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 pm starting May 12, 2014. Do you own a Las Vegas business, looking to develop a strategic plan? Fully funded for LV Downtown businesses.
Registration and Details: Click here
EVENT: Small Business Appreciation Day: Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  This event is hosted by the Las Vegas Urban League designed to provide resources for new businesses in addition to three workshops.
Registration and Details: Click here   or call (702) 758-5532
EVENT: Rapid Resourcing: Building Strategic Connections: Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 2:30 – 6:00 pm at Vegas PBS. This year’s annual Las Vegas event, Rapid Resourcing, is a MUST for growing entrepreneurs. Get to know the 20+ non-profit exhibitors who specialize in Small Business, and participate at the breakout sessions designed to allow you to build stronger relations.
Registration and Details: on line Click here or call (702) 419-2433
EVENT: IRS TAXES: Avoiding the Top Mistakes Small Businesses Make: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:30 am at the Paseo Verde Library, Henderson.
Registration and Details: Click here
EVENT: Las Vegas Legal: How Government Impacts Your Business: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Windmill Library. State and local governments can play an important role in your business, whether you want them to or not. From state tax policy to local zoning ordinances, understanding how to maneuver government structures is key to maximizing your business.
Registration and Details: Click here
EVENT: After the Business License: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm OR 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Rainbow Library. If you are at a cross road as to what your next strategic steps may be in growing a sustainable business in southern Nevada, please join us. Meet some of the business advisors from the Nevada SBDC  and SCORE whose agencies offer free and confidential one-on-one counseling.
Agenda items include:

  • Why businesses fail
  • Assessment of your knowledge base on key business topics
  • Discussion and explanation of market analysis
  • Funnel yourself to what your business needs NOW – overview of resources

Registration and Details: Click here
EVENT: Where’s the Contract? Doing Business with the Nevada Test Site – National Security Technologies: Friday, May 23, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:30 am at Clark County Government Center. Come learn about small business utilization goals, vendor registration, what products and services NSTec procures, and how to do business with a large prime federal contractor.
Registration and Details: Click here
About the Nevada Small Business Development Center: The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide business assistance outreach program of the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business. We provide a wide variety of technical assistance to support Nevada Business. The purpose of the Nevada Small Business Development Center is to guide and assist entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses in today’s dynamic market.