The Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) in the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business is hosting NxLeveL, a 10-week intensive business training course beginning August 23 at the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce. Classes will be held every Wednesday through November 1st from 5:30pm to 8pm. This course is specifically designed for new and existing small business owners in Northern Nevada who are seeking comprehensive guidance on how to effectively network and create long-term business plans for small businesses. . work.
Thanks to the generous support of First Independent Bank, the 30-hour class costs $120 for all participants. The Nevada SBDC aims to fill the class with 25 talented new and existing business owners from the Northern Nevada region.
NxLeveL classes are taught by Kathy Halvardia, an experienced Nevada SBDC business advisor in Reno, NV. With his 25 years of experience in small business development in Northern Nevada, Mr. Halbardia's areas of expertise include business counseling, marketing, strategic planning, economic development, and business education training.
“This series of practical, non-credit classes provides entrepreneurs with the tools, strategies, and insights they need to successfully navigate an ever-changing business environment. Each week, participants receive a short lecture on the topic. and hear from guest expert speakers,” said Winnie Dowling, Nevada SBDC State Director. “Participants receive free and confidential support after the class. Most participants are not students, but university students are also welcome to participate in this extra-credit course.”
“The aim of this intensive training with follow-up business advice is to help companies create and support jobs, increase capital investment, generate business and increase sales,” Dowling said. Stated. “In 2022, the Nevada SBDC provided in-depth assistance to 2,915 Nevada entrepreneurs and clients, supporting 6,809 jobs. These clients launched 154 new businesses last year, We affirmed that we have secured $46.7 million in capital.”
Business owners and entrepreneurs interested in taking their business skills to the next level and enrolling in NxLeveL courses should visit the Nevada SBDC website to learn more.
The Nevada SBDC is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business. The Nevada SBDC is part of a larger national network funded by the Small Business Association (SBA), with matching provided by the University of Nevada, Reno and other economic development partners. The Nevada SBDC also employs University of Nevada, Reno student interns to assist with marketing research and feasibility analysis.