This COUNCIL, was created by ordinance on August 4, 1987, and has had several amendments since it’s creation. It’s mission is to assist the County to increase the number of minority, women, and small businesses doing business with the County.
The Clark County Small Business Opportunity Program (SBOP) is designed to assist small business owners who want to increase their capacity to compete for contracts.
Small business owners who sign up for SBOP receive professional guidance and support as they build capacity to compete for contracts through a combination of classroom sessions, mentoring, coaching and County relationship-building activities. Small business participants gain access to contract opportunities for local government, college universities and some private agencies.
Many businesses consider the idea of selling their products or services to the government much too complicated and overwhelming. In today’s marketplace, the government could become your best customer. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps simplify the process and cut through the red tape, connecting Nevada businesses with lucrative opportunities.
RBDAC reports to the Nevada State legislature. Their mission is to increase the participation of small, minority, woman, veteran, disadvantaged businesses within Clark County. It does so by seeking to impact policy and legislation.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women’s business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada,Hawaii and Guam. WBENC certification is nationally recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 major corporations. We also support corporations in their efforts to include WBENC Certified WBEs in their supplier diversity programs.