Congrats! You’ve decided that you want to start doing business in Las Vegas. Whether you’re starting a brand new company or expanding your current business into a new city, you’ll be happy to know that Las Vegas is ready to welcome you with open arms.
When it comes to starting a new business or branching into a new city, accessing all of the resources available to you is key to succeeding in your efforts.
Here are 5 organizations that are working to see your Las Vegas business succeed.
1) SCORE Las Vegas
Want a mentor to help you through the daunting task of starting a business? This group is for you. As the nation’s largest volunteer mentoring service for businesses, SCORE mentors individuals in businesses or those who are looking to start a business. The Las Vegas chapter has over 50 volunteer mentors who are dedicated to entrepreneurial education and are looking to help other business professionals succeed in the growing Las Vegas ecosphere.
Along with one-on-one mentoring, SCORE Las Vegas also hosts numerous in-person workshops and online webinars to educate on all aspects of starting, operating, and marketing your business.
2) Nevada Business Opportunity Fund
When you connect with this group, you’re getting real support from people who truly care. Nevada Business Opportunity Fund (NBOF)’s mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency and enhance the quality of life through comprehensive business training, technical assistance services, and microlending to underserved communities.
NBOF also hosts the Nevada Women’s Business Center which offers tools that entrepreneurs need to successfully start and operate their businesses, like workshops and conferences, business counseling, and information services. These programs help business owners achieve and sustain growth while supporting the greater Las Vegas and Nevada ecosystems.
NBOF is the only organization that offers comprehensive training, loans, and technical assistance geared towards low-income women and minorities in the State of Nevada.
3) StartUp Vegas
This 501c3 nonprofit is all about harnessing the hidden potential in Las Vegas and cultivating startup culture and entrepreneurial excitement. Their grassroots efforts provide value to the growing innovation and startup scenes through workshops, mentoring, networking, and overall collaboration.
With a hefty event calendar full of networking, educational, and coworking opportunities, the StartUp Vegas team is providing meaningful opportunities that help support founders and entrepreneurs in Las Vegas.
4) The City of Las Vegas
A group of city representatives that are accessible and doing everything in their power to help you succeed? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s exactly the type of people that you’ll find representing the City of Las Vegas, which makes them a rich resource for new businesses.
With a focus on innovating the current Las Vegas community, they are focused on working with entrepreneurs and businesses focused on the greater good who make a lasting impact and meet the needs of the city and its residents.
The International Innovation Center @ Vegas is helping innovative startups dial into their new ideas by fostering community and collaboration in a shared environment. They’re here to help you create trends, not follow them.
5) Pacific Workplaces
We make work better, it’s as simple as that. While over half a million small businesses are founded each year, it’s easy for business owners to feel siloed and alone in the process. Our flexible office space solutions for Las Vegas businesses offer so much more than just desks and wifi. Our community of collaborative professionals (and just super cool people) can all find opportunities to help and support each other. And it’s an added bonus that you’ll work in the same building as all of the companies above.
We host regular events, meetups, happy hours, and other opportunities to get to know, learn from, and network with the professionals who work in close proximity to you – and some outside guests too.
If you’re looking to make the right impression and start your business on the right foot, come try us out for free. See you soon!