iChallenge – Livestreams: Learning Session at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday 5/3!

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Slide Notice - Small Business Resource Fair

Greetings from the Nevada Department of Business and Industry!

Earlier this month, we announced the start of the 2023 iChallengeand invited Nevada’s many chambers of commerce to participate and help spread the word!

The iChallenge is a Nevada outreach initiative in honor of National Small Business Week, which takes place April 30 to May 6, 2023.  Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), National Small Business Week seeks to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and other professional organizations from all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

To raise awareness of local, regional and statewide resources available to those who want to start or already operate small businesses, B&I and the SBA Nevada District Office – in cooperation with our many business resource partners here in Nevada – promote the iChallenge in the month leading up to National Small Business Week.

The “i” in iChallenge means “information.”  Information is power and the challenge is simple:

Learn about Nevada’s local, state, and federal small business support programs and use them to achieve greater success in business!

Attached is a handout each chamber can provide to its members or other parties for reference and use.  It highlights several ways people can learn about and access business support resources available in Nevada.

In addition, we will be holding small business resource fairs during the first week of May in Fernley, Las Vegas, and Reno.  For the Las Vegas event, we will livestream opening remarks as well as a learning session conducted by GoDaddy, a leader in online tools to support microbusinesses.  See the details below.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FAIRS

  1. FERNLEY

Date:         Tuesday, May 2

Time:         10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:      Fernley City Hall

595 Silver Lace Blvd.

Fernley, NV 89408

  1. LAS VEGAS

Date:         Wednesday, May 3

Time:         10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:      Sahara West Library

9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89117

Livestreams:

  1. RENO

Date:         Thursday, May 4

Time:         10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:      Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce

4065 South Virginia Street (behind Reno Town Mall)

Reno, NV 89502

Chambers are a critical part of Nevada’s business support ecosystem and in a great position to help us increase awareness of what’s available in terms of business resources in Nevada.

We ask that you forward the attached handout and above event details to your members or anyone else you think might benefit from the information, then encourage the recipients to take the iChallenge, attend one of the resource fairs (if nearby), or view the livestream broadcasts from the Las Vegas event.  For some chambers, the learning session livestream on May 3rd could be an opportunity to invite members or interested locals into the office for a watch party and to discuss issues and resources in your area.

Our goal is for current and prospective small business owners to learn more about Nevada’s vast ecosystem of business resources and services.  To that end, we encourage everyone to take this year’s iChallenge!


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