Free Confidential Counseling

The Nevada SBDC's professional counseling services are available free of charge to small business owners and prospective small business owners. Nevada SBDC clients are counseled by professionals who utilize their educational and business experience to provide practical, relevant advice.


Highlighted Clients

Sala Dentistry

Sala Family Dentistry has been owned and operated for over forty years. The Sala Family has…    Read More

Italian Hearts Pasta Sauces, Inc.

Tempting sauces have a palatable sensation, but the effort behind the sauces is what makes them…    Read More

Sweet Tooth Bakery

When Rosy Reyes first opened Sweet Tooth Bakery in Las Vegas, Nevada, she did not let…    Read More

Buttsup Duck Designs Kelly Campbell When the economic recession hit and Kelly Campbell lost her job, she was…    Read More

A+ Learning Center

When Sarasue Spielman took over the A+ Learning Center, the business was bankrupt and the building…    Read More

Flex Appeal

Amanda Mendoza For Amanda Mendoza, what started as a passion for going to the gym…    Read More

Chatthai Bistro For Chatree and Shannon Soisoongnoen, opening their very own Thai restaurant was an eight year…    Read More

Inventive Denim, Reno, NV

When Heather Banks lost her job five years ago, she viewed it not as an ending,…    Read More

HERServices, Las Vegas

Nevada Small Business Development Center helps environmental hazard safety training company win bid for military project. HERServices…    Read More

Intimate Designs Floral
Lori Morris

Although Lori Morris dreamt of opening her own flower shop for 20 years, she never believed…    Read More

Rollasole USA
Ashley Ross

Nevada Small Business Development Center assists small business owner to make shoe vending machines a popular…    Read More

Big Frog
Penny Gifford

What began as a niche business in Clearwater, Florida in 2006, the Big Frog franchise, has…    Read More

The Garage

Even auto mechanics need help recharging their batteries from time to time. For Aaron and Amanda…    Read More

Cool Beans Coffee & Ice Cream
April Dullum and Cheryl Grady

At the heart of many great businesses are great partnerships. Some famous ones include Ben and…    Read More

Critical Tattoo
Sarah and Kenneth Brown

One factor in the success of Carson City-based Critical Tattoo is certainly co-founder Sarah Brown’s continuous…    Read More

TechSpec USA
Dean Davis

Growing up in a machine shop in Bishop, California, when Dean Davis needed something, he built…    Read More

The Brazil Store

“I took several classes from the NSBDC and became a client of the center. Working with my business advisor has been a blessing.”...    Read More

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

“First thing I did was made an appointment with Rod Jorgensen at the Nevada Small Business Development Center,” said Zrinyi. “He helped me discover what Reno was looking for in a business.”...    Read More

Bumblebee Blooms
Katie Knapp

From the minute you walk into Bumble Bee Blooms, you realize that a highly talented and creative person is running the show. The owner, Katie Knapp, opened the flower shop this summer in downtown Reno on South Sierra Street....    Read More

2 Crazy Gardeners

Will Johnson and his mother, Nancy Johnson, started 2 Crazy Gardeners ten years ago. Nancy retired from her teaching job and Will was looking for a job while attending college.
“We started with a lawnmower in the back of our truck and a few lawn accounts and clean-ups,” Will said....    Read More

BeAbundant & J.B. Mapes & Co.
Beatrice Hamilton

Beatrice “Bea” Hamilton is the owner of two businesses downtown: BeAbundant, an upscale home furnishings store, and J.B. Mapes & Co., a combination bistro and boutique. Both businesses are in homage to a Reno of the past, showcasing stylish atmospheres and unique items to create memorable shopping and dining experiences. ...    Read More

Stage & Sell
Cheryl Flagg

“I thought it would be rewarding to help people effectively prepare their homes for sale,” said Cheryl of her business. Home staging is the art of decorating and photographing rooms in ways that best show the space and appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers....    Read More

Gary Dyer & BEP – 890 Mill St. Office Building Retrofit
Gary Dyer

“The 890 Mill Building is an example of what you can do with a methodical approach to evaluating and acting on opportunities in energy efficiency,” said Millar.

“[Our retrofits created] an equivalent of 400 million watts of energy no longer being pulled out of the grid,” said Peter, “and 250 tons of carbon dioxide not pumped into the air every year.”...    Read More

Port of Subs, Inc.
Port of Subs, Inc.

Making a Name in the Sandwich Business Customers have been enjoying the great taste of Port…    Read More

Island Rainbow Wellness
Shelby Molchan

Shelby Molchan had originally planned on building Island Rainbow Wellness Center on, you guessed it, an island. The Big Island of Hawaii, in fact.  However life had other plans, and Shelby stayed in Carson City to bring a little bit of island living to Nevada....    Read More

Naan & Kabab, etc.
Maurice Afraimi

Maurice Afraimi, owner of Naan and Kabab, etc, came to Reno to do something he’d done a few times before – open a successful restaurant. This time, however, his cuisine would be something much closer to his heart and heritage: Mediterranean. ...    Read More

Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream
Steve Cordes

Steve Cordes, the owner of Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream, brings a piece of the Big Apple to Fernley. Originally from New York City, Steve grew up working weekends at a famous little Staten Island soda shop that dates back to 1933. There he learned how to make homemade ice cream and that he liked the ice cream business. After working for a time as a police officer, Steve went back to manage the soda shop for 12 years before deciding to go out on his own in the dry desert of Nevada....    Read More

Hawthorne NxLeveL Discussion Group

What happens when classmates just don’t want school to end? Hawthorne NxLeveL instructor Clint Koble found out, the good way.

“This is a class that has refused to die,” said Clint, laughing.

Not only has the class declined death, it has decided to expand its role and give back to the Hawthorne local business community by using the skills learned in NxLeveL. ...    Read More

Carson Valley Arts Council
Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald, the President of the Carson Valley Arts Council, is very excited about large steps…    Read More

Mommy’s Little Helper, LLC.
Carol Betz and Nicola Pieters

We all know there was a time before the widespread use of the infant car seat, but no one today would consider putting a child into a car without one. Just as the car seat has become a standard safety product in the vehicle of any parent, the Guardian Sleeper, designed by Carol Betz and Nicola Pieters, is set to become a staple for the baby’s room. It’s an ingeniously simple design: a special infant sheet that secures to the bed, and a harness underneath the sheet that holds the baby in place. ...    Read More

Metamorphosis Salon and Day Spa
Suzanne Curry-Walker

A Passion for Fashion. Have you ever desired a salon with all the style and service of Beverly Hills, but without the pretension? Suzanne Curry-Walker set out to create just that....    Read More