It has been said so many times because it is so true: small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

It’s true nationally. And it’s certainly true here in Nevada, where small businesses are not only driving our gradually recovering local economy, but also play a key role in the success of Nevada State Bank.

So, if small businesses are so important to all of us, shouldn’t we be asking what we can do to help them succeed? 

To answer that, we need to ask some additional questions:

“What worries the people who own and operate these businesses? Do they think we are going in the right direction? What do they need to prosper and create more jobs? Do they need financing to grow their business? Are business and community leaders listening to them?”

At Nevada State Bank, we ask such questions all the time. In fact, we’re so eager to learn more about what small business owners throughout Nevada think about such things, that we invested a good deal of time, talent and expense to get answers.

We recently conducted a statewide survey of more than 400 Nevadans who own, operate or manage small businesses. We talked to people who run businesses that generate annual revenues of $500,000 to $5.5 million.

The following pages highlight what we learned from these folks. You can also get more detail on our website at I hope you find the results as interesting as we did.


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