Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has released a small business resource guide in both English and Spanish. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has more.
Cortez Masto introduced the business guide to about 40 people at the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce last week.
The booklet has information about topics that are confusing for many people, like federal grants and what advising agencies business owners can utilize.
Common issues for business owners include lack of access to capital and providing affordable healthcare.
Cortez Masto said that for some, another obstacle is English.
“Those that are Hispanic-owned, it's a barrier of not understanding at times resources that are available to you,” she said. “So, the more that we can push out the information, and in this case the Spanish language, it gives them the opportunity to understand where they can go access resources at the federal level.”
The chamber of commerce will soon be holding a policy forum series to break down more topics of concern for Nevada business owners.
Natalie Van Hoozer is a senior at the Reynold’s School of Journalism and works for Noticiero Móvil a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for northern Nevada.