Small Business Support

Nevada’s Economic Engine: Small Business Initiatives

A range of GOED offices and programs support new and small business development. Young businesses are the backbone of a thriving economy, creating diverse job growth. Nevada’s Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) offers micro loans and Battle Born venture funding, the Emerging Small Business program provides certification, startups benefit from Innovation Based Economic Development efforts, and a new Office of Entrepreneurship looks to catalogue and advocate for the steady expansion of statewide entrepreneurial support, and business success.

Our Programs

Nevada APEX Accelerator

Nevada APEX Accelerator helps simplify business selling their services and/or products to the government.
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Nevada State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

These programs through their “evergreen status” enable the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to earn returns that are being recycled to benefit Nevada’s small businesses.
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Office Of Entrepreneurship

The Office of Entrepreneurship creates a common platform to highlight new and small business activities in support of statewide economic growth.
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Emerging Small Business (ESB)

The Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification program seeks to assist small businesses in obtaining work with the state and local government agencies through identifying small businesses that want to contract with governments.
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Small Business News

The Battle Born Growth Microloan Program is connecting hashtag#Nevada small businesses with local community lending organizations to provide loans up to $250k. Learn more today:!

⭐Apply now⭐ to join the Zero Labs x UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Economic Research Innovation Launchpad. Learn more and sign up at:!

🛎Attention employers! If you pay into the Unemployment Insurance system you will see a new UI website in February 2024. Please visit to watch the videos and prepare for this transition.