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The Business Services Group connects the knowledge resources of the University of Nevada, Reno to the needs of our businesses, industries, and government – to grow and strengthen our communities. You will find a wealth of University programs that offer services and assistance here.


Nevada Small Business Development Center
... Nevada's Business Assistance Network


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.


a statewide resource for business assistance



Business Blog

NxLeveL Hispanic Graduation, Las Vegas

NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs (also known as the “Existing Business Course”) is a 13-week, 40-hour course that gives entrepreneurs the... Read More

Advisory Board Formation

Starting a new company is hard, and finding people to help guide you is even harder. When people look... Read More

How to write online video scripts for business: The foolproof framework

When creating online videos for your business, keep in mind people usually click off around one and a half... Read More





Start Up Basics, by SCORE – 08/05/14

Target Audience: Individuals who want to start a business but don’t know how to get started.




NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs – Carson City

NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs is a 13-week, 39-hour course that gives entrepreneurs the professional knowledge and management skills

Carson City



Where’s the Contract? Surety Bonding & Government Contracting

A surety bond ensures contract completion in the event of contractor default. Any Federal construction contract




Highlighted Clients

GBL Geothermal
Reno, NV
Matt Miller, Jim Wallace

When Matt Miller got out of the Navy, he knew he wanted to start a company and do something different. “I would have sold socks,” he laughed, “but luckily my partner [Jim Wallace – a longtime name in Reno construction] and I found a technology that is underemployed and has huge potential.”

The technology you ask? Using geothermal energy to drastically reduce the cost of cooling or heating one’s house. Miller and Wallace formed GBL Geothermal to provide geothermal solutions for both residential and commercial clients. ...    Read More

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