University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues its online town hall and webinar series this week to assist small-business owners. In addition to providing information on how small-business owners can find and use data, Wednesday’s town hall will also focus on a new grant program beginning Aug. 24 that will provide commercial rental assistance from Coronavirus Relief Funds. A speaker from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development will discuss how the program will work, qualifications, and how small businesses can apply. Friday’s webinar will focus on different structures for paying employees, contractors and owners, and their pros and cons. Both the town hall and the webinar are free, and there will be English-language and Spanish-language sessions.
Three companies will relocate to or add operations in Southern Nevada with the assistance of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance: Ai-RGUS, GuineaDad and REGO Automotive. The moves stem directly from lead-generation efforts. LVGEA partnered with local organizations to attract the companies. The companies will add a total of 81 jobs in the next five years.
With small businesses reopening and needing to adjust their operations amid COVID-19 restrictions and economic challenges, University of Nevada, Reno Extension is teaming up with the Nevada Small Business Development Center to offer an online town hall this week, “The Nevada SBDC and Business Counseling.”
As Nevada enters Phase 2 of reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown, small-business owners need additional guidance to help them reopen their businesses and capitalize on opportunities to strengthen their business in the new economic climate the pandemic has created.
The tools economists use to measure economic activity to predict economic growth or recession across the U.S. are evolving — especially with the rise of online sales. And now, as the pandemic is shifting consumer habits and straining industries nationwide, the need for a timely sense of economic activity is more vital than ever.
During the COVID-19 crisis, small-business owners need additional support and guidance, as well as opportunities to talk with other small-business owners. University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering virtual question-and-answer “Coping With COVID-19 Town Halls” for small businesses every Wednesday, and webinars on specific topics for small businesses every Friday. The town halls and the webinars are offered in Spanish and English and are aimed at helping small businesses “pivot and adapt” during this challenging time.
The Vegas Chamber will present a webinar on saving the restaruant business on Thursday, May 14.
While imposing quarantine measures is effective in slowing the spread of the virus, it adversely affects the economy by restricting trade. This juxtaposition of healing and harm hurts not only Nevada business owners, but nonprofits throughout the state as well. Many of these organizations are reliant upon a functioning economy in order to operate, yet they are still making the best out of the current pandemic to provide services to those in need.