New business

The workshop targets new business owners

Those looking to start a new business in Boulder City are invited to attend a free workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The workshop, organized by the Las Vegas chapter of SCORE, will be presented at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.

Topics covered in the workshop include the basics of starting a business and the capabilities of SCORE.

SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization with more than 250 chapters across the country dedicated to providing free, confidential mentoring and free or low-cost business seminars to current and future business owners.

Nathan Conrad, SCORE Certified Mentor, will present the workshop. He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness industries, including leadership and business operations roles. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Commerce and is known for transforming business processes through innovative cost reduction measures that drive profits and boost employee morale.

Additionally, Raffi Festekjian, the city’s economic development coordinator, and Jill Rowland-Lagan, CEO of the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, will speak.

Festekjian will review the city’s licensing process and funding available through the Municipal Redevelopment Agency, and Rowland-Lagan will review the resources offered by the chamber.

“We see a lot of people trying to start a new business and just getting started without having a solid business plan, adequate financing, or proper permits and licenses. Often these businesses struggle and unfortunately some fail,” Festekjian said. “The City and the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce want businesses to succeed and provide tools to help entrepreneurs get started. This workshop will examine common mistakes and share possible funding opportunities. Investing ninety minutes of time in this seminar could save months of headaches later.

The workshop is funded, in part, by an agreement with the US Small Business Administration.

To register or for more information, visit

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at [email protected] or 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.