Minority, women and disadvantaged businesses have special opportunities to compete for local, state and federal contract opportunities. The key is to be certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Most government agencies, as well as private sector businesses will accept DBE certifications. And best of all, becoming certified is free.
Assistance is available. The Nevada Small Business Development Center can assist women, minority and disadvantaged businesses understand the certification process and become DBE certified. Also, individual confidential counseling is available. Learn how to:
- Start your own business
- Improve your skill set
- Write a business plan
- Expand your networking and marketing skills
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