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County Offers Small Business Assistance

(Las Vegas, NV) Keeping Las Vegas business friendly is the goal of Clark County.

The Clark County Business Opportunity and Workforce Development hosts a series of workshops to provide small business owners and job seekers with an overview of the program, its eligibility requirements and its application process

“If you have gross receipts of $11 million or less you will be considered a small business,” says Tom Akers of Akers and Associates, which administers the workshops.

The BOWD program is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.
To qualify a small business must have a business license, offer goods or services the County would purchase and complete an assessment that determines whether the organization fits into the basic, intermediate or advanced level of BOWD’s curriculum.

Participating firms will attend weekly, bi-weekly or monthly classes, depending upon assigned curriculum levels.

“Clark County is dedicated to doing business with local, small businesses in our community,” said Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. “This program is an opportunity for business owners to learn about what opportunities exist and to receive professional guidance on how to compete for contracts. It’s also an opportunity for unemployed and underemployed participants to be trained and matched with participating small businesses seeking to hire new employees.”

To find out more information call 702 724 1500 or email


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