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.



Reno NSBDC (State) Office

Reno NSBDC (State) Office
University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Small Business Development Center
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Business
Business Building, Room 411
Reno, Nevada 89557-0032

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Phone: (775) 784-1717
Fax: (775) 784-4337

The Reno office of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) houses the State Director and many of the NSBDC’s specialty programs. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Geographic Information Services, Technology Transfer, the Nevada State Demographer, and the NSBDC Resource Library are all located in the state office. The Director of Counseling, State Training Director, Director of Research and Assistant State Director call the Reno office home. The student intern department provides research and information to counselors throughout the state.

A new partnership formed in 1998 brought the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) office to the NSBDC. SCORE counselors provide 2 hours of counseling services each day to new clients, freeing up the NSBDC counselors for follow-up and expanded service to existing clients.

Full-time counseling services are offered through the Reno office, as well as part-time services provided to Carson City and Carson Valley. The state office presents nearly 100 training events each year in the Reno/Sparks, Carson City, and Carson Valley areas. Statewide programs are coordinated from the Reno office with program delivery to all NSBDC centers, past examples include Y2K, Small Business Loan Expo, etc. Several research projects are developed, designed, and delivered with a multitude of partners and sponsors.

The state office is located in Room 411 of the Ansari Business Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. For more information about the NSBDC services, or to make an appointment with a SCORE counselor or an SBDC management consultant, please call (775) 784-1717 or email

Reno SBDC E-mail Directory
Sam Males, State Director
Winnie Moore Dowling, Deputy State Director
Rod Jorgensen, Director of Counseling and Management Consultant
Kathy Carrico, State Training Director
Sandra Rentas, Business Development Advisor
Brian Bonnenfant, Geographic Information Systems Analyst
Glen Atkinson, Director, Center for Regional Studies
Karen Coe, Operations Coordinator
Nancy Dahl, NSBDC Client Specialist
Ben Tedore, Web Communications Specialist
Mike Reed, Research Associate, Center for Regional Studies
Hoan Koetter, Database Specialist, Center for Regioanl Studies
Chris Lynch, Business Environmental Program Director
Tabitha Aspling, WSPPN Project & Contract Management Specialist