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Cares About Your Success.

Whether you’re an NLS client or not, we strive to provide you with valuable information as you start your business, manage your business, and look for opportunities to expand your business. Below, you’ll find a number of helpful resources to assist you in your journey. If there’s a topic that isn’t listed, but you’d like to learn more information about, please email us at or call us at 702.227.7393

Your Go-To Business Blog

The NLS Blog will share timely and valuable information aimed at helping entrepreneurs and business owners stay up to date on the latest employment numbers, business and partnership opportunities, market conditions, and legislative / regulatory matters. It will also touch on best business practices and share practical, applicable advice you can implement to help your enterprise grow. 

Ten Reasons Why You Need a Strong Business Plan

Before you can launch your “can’t miss” brilliant business idea, there are some important items you need to take into consideration when creating a strong business plan.

Legislative Change

Whether you’re a new business owner seeking a license or you’ve been in business for years, there are some new legislative changes you should know about from the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session.

10 Tips to Consider When Starting A Small Business

The following article from the United States Small Business Administration ( contains 10 tips, including how to conduct market research, registering your business, and applying for licenses and permits.

Networking and Business
Support Opportunities

There are a number local, state, and regional organizations dedicated to helping business owners across a number of different areas, including legislative advocacy, networking and potential partnerships opportunities, and overall economic and market conditions and forecasting. To learn more about these organizations to see if they’re a good fit for you, we invite to explore below!

Business Chambers of Commerce
& Professional Organizations

Henderson Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce is to provide pathways to success ​for each and every one of our members. We believe that working together makes our community stronger. When you join the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, you’re connecting to the professional power of Southern Nevada. You’re joining a diverse organization of members in the business community that drive the same roads and share a common vision.

Latin Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce is to promote the success of our members and Hispanic-owned businesses by facilitating positive business, cultural and educational relationships, as well as economic development and knowledge sharing in an efficient, effective and professional manner.


The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a public-private partnership dedicated to developing the economies of Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Mesquite through regional cooperation, global trade, and global connectivity.

Metro Chamber of Commerce

As the broadest-based business organization in Nevada, the Vegas Chamber is focused on helping Nevada businesses succeed and create jobs. We are the voice of business – your voice – helping to amplify the needs, challenges, and opportunities for our employers and entrepreneurs.

The Asian Chamber of Commerce

The Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is a conduit of business opportunities and a broker of information and resources for Asian-Pacific American entrepreneurs.

Urban Chamber of Commerce

For small and diverse businesses, the Urban Chamber of Commerce is the only brand that provides access, engagement and opportunities for procurement opportunities in local, regional, national and global markets.

Women’s Chamber of Commerce

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce strives to be a leading agent of change; to stimulate orderly growth and economic development, to address local, state and national issues affecting women, to develop social responsibilities affecting homes, schools, health, and to promote the free enterprise system.

Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission is to coalesce Indian businesses and Indian serving businesses into a dynamic force that creates an identifiable the business community and promotes its economic growth while nurturing cultural interests. As part of this mission, we serve as the advocate for Indian Businesses.

The Advantages of Being A Minority-Owned Business with Certification

The benefits of being a minority-owned business with certification are significant, including potentially receiving business from local, state, and federal government agencies — as well as local, regional and national corporations like IBM, Microsoft, Marriott and other.

There are many organizations the prefer to do business with certified, minority-owned businesses and there are many federal government agencies mandated to reward a substantial number of contracts to certified minority-owned businesses. To learn more about the different types of business certifications you can potentially be eligible, please see below.

Types of Certifications

How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Starting a business
without an entity.

Complete the correct
form in your jurisdiction.

Apply for the right
category license.

Do not omit information
on an application.

Do not provide false
information on an application.

Hidden ownership
in a company.