North Las Vegas Small Business Connector

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A one-stop resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs to start or grow your business in North Las Vegas 

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Call 702-633-1365 or email

En español

The Small Business Connector is a one-stop shop located inside North Las Vegas City Hall that helps businesses launch and expand, provides loans at subprime rates to entrepreneurs and connects job seekers with employers.

North Las Vegas small businesses and entrepreneurs can meet with:

1. UNLV Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

Bilingual staff available 

Who can benefit from the SBDC?

    • Current & potential business owners.

What does the SBDC do? 

    • Assist small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies.
    • Provide up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management.
    • Arrange training and educational programs, advisory services, publications, financial programs and contract assistance.

2. North Las Vegas Revolving Loan Fund (Access Community Capital):

Email address:

Who can benefit from the North Las Vegas Revolving Loan Fund?

    • Small businesses (50 or fewer employees with $2 million max annual revenue)
    • Preference for minority business enterprise, women business enterprise, veteran-owned business

What does Access Community Capital do? 

    • Provide 1- 3 year loan term on loans between $1,000 - $45,000
    • If they qualify, applicants are required to complete an orientation and ongoing counseling curriculum administered by the SBDC
    • 4-7% interest rate based on underwriting (6% average target)

3. Employ NV Business Hub:

Email address:
Bilingual staff available 

Who can benefit from the Employ NV Business Hub?

    • Small business owners who are looking for employment and training needs for their business.

What does the Employ NV Business Hub do? 

    • Employers can connect with the resources they need to reboot and grow at no cost to their bottom line.
    • Offers employers access to financial resources, training programs, talent development, staff recruitment campaigns, and more.
    • Access a large pool of job seekers who are ready to work. 

 4. City of North Las Vegas:

Bilingual staff available 

Who can benefit from the City of North Las Vegas?

    • Current & potential business owners.

How can the City of North Las Vegas assist you? 

    • Apply for a business license or permit
    • Register with the Secretary of State (online, not in person)
    • Meet with the Economic Development team

Partners in the NLV Connector include UNLV’s Small Business Development Center, which will provide business owners free expertise on how to start and grow a business; Access Community Capital, which will provide small business owners and startup entrepreneurs low-cost business loans, with a focus on women, veteran and minority-owned leaders; and the Employ NV Business Hub, which connects job seekers and employers, and supports expanding companies with on-the-job training for new hires. 

The NLV Small Business Connector is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The NLV Connector is part of the City’s ongoing COVID response to assist workers, families, and businesses impacted by the global pandemic through the smart and effective use of federal aid within the community.


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