There is a new confidence for small business. Areas all over the Las Vegas valley are seeing shops and restaurants opening.
The newly remodeled Village Square at Ft. Apache Road and Sahara Avenue is adding seven new businesses.
One of them is Pisces Reef, Fish Emporium which features fresh and salt water fish along with all the accessories for fish tanks.
"I saw incremental improvements in the economy. Little ma and pa shops opening up," owner Belinda Lavezzi said.
For her, one of the striking positives was people's willingness to spend.
"People like these type of things. As you have more disposable income, you look to find what makes you happy," Lavezzi said.
She is not the only small-business owner noticing it. Thirteen new businesses have popped up in the last 18 months at Village Square alone.
Even with all the growth, Lavezzi did not take any chances and did some research before she invested.