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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.


Counseling Services

Free Confidential Counseling

The NSBDC’s professional counseling services are available free of charge to small business owners and prospective small business owners.While the definition of a small business varies depending on industry, 98% of all firms in the state of Nevada are qualified as small businesses and therefore, qualify for this program. NSBDC clients are counseled by professionals who utilize their educational and business experience to provide practical, relevant advice. Counselors for the NSBDC office include:

  • Full time NSBDC Business Development Specialists
  • Private Consultants such as CPAs, business owners & trade association members
  • University faculty
  • Retired executives (SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Counseling Services Available Through the NSBDC include assistance with:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting and record keeping
  • Loan applications
  • New business start-up
  • Strategic planning
  • Capital formation
  • Management / Human Resources
  • International Trade
  • Technology development assistance
  • Business planning
  • Business environmental assistance
  • Internet Assistance
  • Demographic information
  • Crisis / Risk Management

In addition to counseling, the NSBDC offers a variety of educational training seminars designed specifically for small businesses. See the Training Calendar for more information.