The Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) has selected Winnie Dowling as its new director.
Dowling has served as deputy director of the Nevada SBDC for more than 20 years. She has an MBA and bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and previously owned a computer consulting and training business. She has experience with program and project management and supporting a sustainable and meaningful workplace culture.
“Winnie has great experience and understanding of the statewide NSBDC program and an enthusiastic commitment to supporting small businesses nationwide,” said Gregory Mosier, Dean of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“The selection of Winnie Dowling as Nevada SBDC State Director is a true blessing for our small businesses across the state, the entire SBDC network and the economic development of Nevada as a whole,” said Shaundell Newsome, founder of Sumnu Marketing, Las Vegas and the Nevada SBDC Advisory. Member of the Board.
The Nevada SBDC was established in 1985 and provides a variety of technical assistance to Nevada businesses through a statewide network. This economic and community collaboration is one of a national network of over 1,000 centers funded by the US Small Business Association and supported by Nevada universities, colleges and local partners.
Nevada SBDC advisors mentor and assist businesses long-term, as well as facilitate mutually beneficial business relationships. SBDC advisors also advocate, challenge and assist with planning and operational decisions, so small businesses have a support team. In 2021, the Nevada SBDC provided in-depth assistance to 3,430 Nevada entrepreneurs/clients who supported 9,225 jobs, created 145 new businesses and provided over $68 million in capital.
“I am excited about this opportunity to lead the Nevada SBDC and its specialty programs as State Director,” said Dowling. “I am starting with an experienced and talented nationwide team that provides quality services backed by economic results. I look forward to facilitating this continued model of excellence that includes being responsive to the needs of small business and developing new and innovative services in Nevada.”