COVID-19 Update: Pursuant to the Governor’s Declaration of Emergency Directive on March 15, 2020, our offices have suspended all in-person services and transactions. We continue to provide services and encourage individuals to submit filings and documents using online services, mail and email. Please be aware that the SilverFlume Business Portal will be unavailable from 7:00 PM to midnight on May 26th. Please use the following path for more information on how to best obtain services from the Secretary of State's office during the COVID-19 situation.

SilverFlume FAQ

Nevada Disadvantaged Business Resources

1. Are you a woman, veteran or minority-owned business? 

If so, you may be eligible to apply for certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, also known as a DBE, is a small for-profit business concern that is 51% owned by a designated group, such a woman, veteran, or minority. 

To ensure Nevada is a premier business location for all businesses, the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly 436 in 2017. This legislation ensures that it's easy to obtain information concerning programs to provide financing for small businesses, in addition to information concerning the process by which the business may become certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise for the purposes of 49 C.F.R. § 26.5 or a program to provide financing for disadvantaged business enterprises.

Please visit the links below to learn about certification programs available for DBEs. 

Business Certifications

Women, Minority, and Veteran Business Assistance

2. Does your business need capital?
There a several programs that provide financing programs for your business. These programs are listed below.
a. Access to Capital
c. Issuance of Revenue Bonds for Industrial Development


3. Do you need training, free business planning and counseling, or other services?
Please visit Nevada Department of Business & Industry’s Business Resource Center. Another resources is also the downloadable Guide to Starting a Business in Nevada

Questions? Call the Secretary of State's Office at (775) 684-5708 option 9 or email

This FAQ pertains to SilverFlume Nevada's Business Portal at

Are you authorized to manage this business? Click 'Ok' if you are authorized or 'Cancel' if you are not authorized.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the information provided is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief and acknowledge that pursuant to NRS 239.330, it is a category C felony to knowingly offer any false or forged instrument for filing in the Office of the Secretary of State.