Project SANDI Grant, the SANDI NVenture, Funds Dynamic Entrepreneurs!

Project SANDI funds Dynamic Entrepreneurs!

Backed by the state’s $13.8 Million Project SANDI Grant, the SANDI NVenture Fund is helping to diversify the Nevada economy. Through NV Grow, the fund is supporting the launch of companies that address international market needs. Programs like this, which are critical to the economic vitality of Nevada, will resonate with global markets.

To read the full GOWINN Newsletter and view the video, click HERE.

In Celebration of the Black History Month: Harlem Nights – A Casino Night with Jazz & Hors D’oeuvres in honor of Devon Stone Scholarship Fundraiser!

In Celebration of the Black History Month

Harlem Nights: A Casino Night with Jazz & Hors D’oeuvres in honor of Devon Stone Scholarship Fundraiser!

When: Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Time: 6 – 9PM

Where: Horn Theater

3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

$10 Ticket Entry, link on the flyer! $1, $3 & $5 Raffle tickets available at the event!

All proceeds going towards the Devon Stone Scholarship! If you would like to donate directly to the scholarship, please scan the QR Code or click on links below:

Here is the link to BUY tickets

Here is the link for DONATIONS for scholarship

Black History Month: Organization helps African-American business owners overcome odds

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — This Black History Month, a Las Vegas nonprofit is shedding light on the importance of minority-owned businesses, and the call to help more entrepreneurs overcome barriers to achieve the American Dream and financial independence.

According to the United States Census, 18% of small businesses were owned by minorities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce describes small businesses as crucial to economic growth and financial stability of communities.

Nevada Grow has helped numerous entrepreneurs with launching small business, everything from education, securing loans and getting a business license.

“Being a business, especially a Black business, people may not have had uncles or aunts or sisters or brothers who are on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley, to guide them through the venture capital process. all they need is a little bit of a help,” said Professor Kevin Raiford of the College of Southern Nevada. “There have been a lot of historical issues that have made it hard for Black people to access capital, but we’re trying to break down those barriers,” he said.

Nulife Kicks launched in Las Vegas, restoring sneakers to their original form.

“The hobby or the side hustle quickly grew into a business,” said Akeem Anifowoshe. He studied chemistry and biology at Southern Utah University, helping him engineer his own sneaker care product. “Nevada Grow was our first access to capital here. Just having that experience that really helped our business exponentially,” he said.

For more information on Nevada Grow, click here: Nevada Grow

Las Vegas Latino-owned business, Filoso Barber Brand, makes history with razor brand for barbers

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Feb 16, 2022 and last updated 1:41 PM, Feb 18, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With 10 years of experience as a barber, Chicano and Vegas native Francisco Carbajal had to stop cutting hair at the beginning of the pandemic because of social distancing.

“It definitely fueled me. I realized that I could do something with this,” said Carbajal, the owner of Filoso Barber Brand.

Carbajal looked for alternative ways to keep working. The solution? Posting video tutorials and tips on YouTube for other people in the industry.

“The response was amazing not only from the Latino community but from the barber industry period,” Carbajal said.

Through posting, Carbajal realized there was a shortage of barber tools and products, specifically, within the Latino community.

He teamed up with an entrepreneur from Mexico and together they created the Filoso Barber Brand.

“Most of us are first-generation Americans, so we don’t really have a foundation. It was hard getting started,” Carbajal said.

Las Vegas saw its Hispanic population grow by 23% over the past decade.

That also meant growth in Latino-owned businesses, despite long-standing racial barriers that limit their access to startup money.

“There’s just not enough access to capital for small businesses, especially minority-owned small businesses. We do know that two out of every four businesses that have opened in Las Vegas over the past five years have been Hispanic businesses,” said Peter Guzman, president & CEO of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada.

Guzman explains that Latino small-business owners, like Carbajal, are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., they’re also far less likely to get a bank loan compared to white business owners.

“Razor giants like Gillette, they buy out everybody. So, one of the struggles that we had was not having enough resources,” Carbajal said.

Carbajal and his business partner turned to local minority business support group Nevada Grow.

With the help and added resources from NV Grow and NVenture Fund, Filoso Barber Brand has now become the first Latino-owned business to create a barber blade in the country, putting Latinos at the top of the barber industry.

NV Grow is a State of Nevada small business initiative customized for Southern Nevada existing businesses that have over $50,000 and less than $700,000 in sales.

“We are really able to help people, like Frank, and set them up to succeed,” said Kevin Raiford with NV Grow.

Participating businesses receive access to economic and demographic data and assistance from Nevada Small Business Development Center counselors to help grow their businesses.

“Making that leap is initially the best thing you can do when you first start,” Carbajal said.

Love Is In The Air! Pre-Valentine Saturday Serenade (FREE) with Eli Milan


UPDATE: Saturday, February 12th

Eli Milan (stage name of NV Grow Counselor Gabriel Interrante) did not disappointment the audience as he delivered some romantic songs.  He was praised for his harmonious and melodic vocals while he strummed his guitar. It was a very beautiful Pre-Valentine performance!


Love Is In The Air!

Join Us For A
Pre-Valentine Saturday S

Acoustic Set with Eli Milan
(Gabriel Interrante, NV Grow Counselor)

Saturday, February 12, 2022
@ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
FREE of Charge

Ferguson’s Downtown 
1028 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV

NV Grow Team and Director Kevin Raiford Actively Participated in the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival 2022

NV Grow team and Director Kevin Raiford attended and actively participated in the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival 2022 on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater proudly presented by the Viet Nevada Culture and County Commissioner Tick Segerblom. The crowd enjoyed the traditional Vietnamese cuisine, handing out of the lucky red envelopes, music and dancing, children’s art awards, kids fashion show in traditional Vietnamese attire, and firecraker.