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NxLeveL Entrepreneur Training

Education for Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

If you own a business or are starting one, learning how to plan is one of the keys to success. Setting goals and taking the steps to attain them will allow you to see your business concept come to light – or to make your current business more profitable.

NxLeveL® is an intensive multi-session program delivering the knowledge needed to launch a new business or expand your current business. Since 1994, NxLeveL has helped entrepreneurs launch and grow thriving small businesses. NxLeveL is the nation’s largest and most effective entrepreneurial training network, with more than 300,000 graduates and more than 7,500 certified instructors. NxLeveL offers training in all 50 states, as well as American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.

NxLeveL is Nevada’s most popular entrepreneurial curriculum. In both Las Vegas and Reno the NxLeveL program has been offered twice each year since 2000. More than 20 rural Nevada communities have provided the NxLeveL course to their local business men and women. The NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs curriculum has also been one of the most popular business management classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since 2007.

NxLeveL is presented in an open but structured classroom environment. Comprehensive text, support materials, IRS tax resources (http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html), expert guest speakers and valuable networking opportunities make NxLeveL the place to realize your future success. Click on our Nevada locations below to see which curriculum is available with a week-by-week topic list. For further information on Nevada’s NxLeveL Network please contact Kathy Carrico, NxLeveL State Administrator, at kcarrico@unr.edu.

Course Description


What is NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs?

NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs is a thirteen week program designed to teach you how to plan for success. In each three hour session, certified instructors lead you through the business plan process of goal-setting, business strategies, financial accountability, and management techniques. There is no better way to achieve the dream of business ownership than by researching and writing a business plan. During this process, an entrepreneur can examine all the pros and cons of a business opportunity, analyze the consequences of different strategies and tactics, and determine the human and financial requirements for turning an inspired idea into a viable business venture. Studies show that entrepreneurs who complete business plans are six times more likely than others to build a successful small business. Writing a business plan also teaches strategic thinking skills, which have important implications for virtually every aspect of our lives, including personal and family relationships, career planning, financial decisions and community involvement.

In 2012 the Nevada Small Business Development Center added the popular curriculum, NxLeveL for Micro Entrepreneurs, to its training program in various Nevada locations.  This 15–session course presents options and strategies for achieving self-sufficiency through self-employment, with an emphasis on learning and meeting professional standards for financial management, marketing and customer service. Whether participants wish to explore self-employment options or turn a hobby into a reliable income source NxLeveL’s practical “learn it today, use it tomorrow” approach will help them build a solid foundation for success. This course provides instruction on personal assessment and feasibility, both important to move forward to the next level of a written business plan.

Entrepreneur Classes:
NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs – Carson City

Micro Entrepreneurs Classes:

NxLeveL for Micro-Entrepreneurs: Downtown Las Vegas (full, graduation August 25th))
NxLeveL para Micro-Empresarios – Las Vegas (taught in Spanish)
NxLeveL para Micro-Empresarios – Reno (taught in Spanish)

NxLeveL is affordably priced, always staying under $400 per person, and tuition includes NxLeveL materials. Taking NxLeveL is an entrepreneurial decision to learn more about operating a business from actual business owners, and amazing guest speakers. Is the success of your business worth $10 an hour to you?   Visit the Training Calendar to sign up.