SBA Nevada Newsletter June 2012

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June 2012

SBA Nevada Newsletter

From the District Director: Turbulent times. New opportunities.
Perhaps you have a passion that you dream about translating into your own business – and now seems the right time. You may be asking, “Is entrepreneurship for me?” Yes, it’s true that turbulent times can bring a fresh start. Nordstrom’s, Starbucks, Ebay, and Facebook are all astounding success stories of companies started by someone with a dream and very little else.  >Read more
Small Business Myth-Busters
(From a business owner who's been there.)
“Myths”, and “urban legends” persist in the public’s perception despite their misinformation. These myths can have a negative impact on small business success when they lead to bad decisions. The myth-list is a long list, but these eight are the most common. > Read more

Nevada District Welcomes Deputy Director, Dave Everhart.
After a distinguished military career, Dave ventured out to start his own company, focused on government contracting. His experience as a successful small business owner enables him to ‘walk the talk’. He shares tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in the 'Myth Busters' article in this issue. Find out about Dave and the background he brings to help small businesses succeed. >Read more
10 Cost Saving Ideas for Small Business Owners
With an economy that’s struggling, every small business owner is looking for ways to increase profits, save money and improve efficiency. The good news is there are plenty of ideas that you can find in books and articles. But rather than using the obvious ones, in today’s tough economy you need new and creative ways to save.

Prepare Your Small Business for the 2012 Tourist Season.
While growth in the travel and tourism business is still in recovery mode, the early warm temperatures across most of the U.S. coupled with an uptick in positivity over the future of the economy could make 2012 a good year for the U.S. tourist industry and the small businesses that support it. >Read more

2012 SBA Small Business of the Year Winner.
A third generation family owned business builds trams and trolleys that people love to ride. Read about how this Las Vegas business evolved, grew and thrived! This dynamic team of women run Nevada's 2012 small business of the year. >Read more

Crowdfunding Can Help You Sell a New Product or Idea.
Crowdfunding is about getting individuals to make small and large financial contributions to your idea,  your product, or your invention. You can take your business idea to one of these crowdfunding sites and have a chance at getting your concept funded and off the ground.
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Resource Partners

SCORE

Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) >find NSBDC

Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (NMI)

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

Procurement Outreach Program (POP)

NV Center for Entrep-reneurshp & Technology (NCET) >find NCET

LEARNING

SBA Virtual Campus



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