Best Small Business Resources in the Las Vegas Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Nevada has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Las Vegas area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Nevada.

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StartUp NV

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

StartUp NV is a state-wide business incubator that provides mentorship, education, and connection to other business resources for entrepreneurs in Nevada. With locations in Reno, Las Vegas and 8 other virtual offices for rural areas, small business owners can pitch their ideas or submit questions through the StartUP NV website to get a free upfront consultation from them. They have partnered with a lot of community organizations with expertise in a variety of subjects (finance, marketing, legal, human resources) that are willing to provide mentorship at a discounted rate. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6795 South Edmond St., 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89118
775-393-9701
info@startupnv.org


Incubator Space

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

Incubator Space is a coworking spot that offers several levels of membership to entrepreneurs, freelancers, and community members. In addition, they've also paired up with StartupNV to offer an incubator program that connects a startup with local business events and networks.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3535 Executive Terminal Drive , Suite 110
Henderson, NV 89052
702-867-1973
contact@incubatorspace.vegas


Las Vegas SBDC Service Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Las Vegas SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Nevada Women's Business Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking

Description

Women's Business Centers are nationwide programs established by the SBA to assist women in starting small businesses. Some of these centers are combined with other local organizations and use that relationship to offer even more services. Each Women's Business Center has counselors who can provide mentorship and assistance with business planning. Women’s Business Centers also provide a network of other businesses, and some have loan programs available

Restrictions

The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

550 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite E
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-734-3555


University of Nevada Libraries Services

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Research

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

UNLV Libraries Services offers several business databases with onsite, expert librarians available to help. However, if you're not affiliated with UNLV, you can only access the databases on their guest computers in the library. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

4505 S Maryland Pkwy., Box 457001
Las Vegas, NV 89154
702-895-2231
patrick.griffis@unlv.edu


Work In Progress

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Coworking

Accepts Walks In

Description

Work in Progress is a coworking space that is equipped with a mentor program in Las Vegas. Members will have access to their events and programs in addition to the typical amenities at a coworking space. Non-members can also contact the mentors to schedule a chat by purchasing a day pass. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

317 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-819-6493
team@workinprogress.lv

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 5 pm