Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center Receives $20,000 Grant
From Wells Fargo Bank For Minority Small Business Assistance Programs
Las Vegas - The Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center (ECC) recently received a $20,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank in support of its efforts to develop education resources for Southern Nevada small businesses. In April, ECC was also recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund.
Grant money will be used for Las Vegas Urban League webinars, pitch contests and ongoing training programs. For October, the Entrepreneurship Center, Nevada Women’s Business Center and the Nevada Department of Business and Industry recently hosted “Start-Up Steps For Small Business - The Pitch, The Contest, The Win!” in which small business applicants will submit an online application that asks questions about their business, their value proposition and how they will use grant money. Applicants will also have to upload a 30-second video called, an “elevator pitch,” to promote their business.
Additionally, “Recruiting, Hiring and retaining Your Staff (Childcare Business),” was led by the Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center (with in-person training) and Las Vegas Urban League Early Childhood Connection took place recently. “Everyone at the Entrepreneurship Center is extremely grateful for the continued emotional and monetary support Wells Fargo Bank has given us to help small business owners in Southern Nevada compete, grow and prosper,” Executive Director Dino Browne of the LVUL Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, said. “Every cent of this generous $20,000 grant will go a long ways to fund continued educational programs and opportunities for small businesses in our communities.”
Interested small businesses should contact Dino Browne, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Las Vegas Entrepreneurship Center provides technical assistance, strategic planning, mentorship and links to resources to help small businesses and entrepreneurs reach their financial goals. The Center provides participants with comprehensive financial training to help build and maintain their economic success to earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings, assets and move up the economic ladder.
The Las Vegas Urban League is a 501c (3) program funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
The Las Vegas Urban League Administrative Office is located at 2480 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Phone (702) 473-9400. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their website is www.lvccul.org.
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