External Business Resources

Utah Small Business Association

SBA services include funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. They can also connect you to partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. 

Inspire InUtah

Inspire InUtah is an initiative to help support women entrepreneurs and women in the workplace at every level. Our goal is to provide women with the resources they need to succeed in business.

Suazo Business Center

Suazo is dedicated to providing the best business services and mentorship for the Hispanic and underrepresented communities.  By assisting entrepreneurs succeed and build wealth, Suazo strives to teach self-reliance, to end cycles of poverty, and to find solutions with positive outcomes.

Warrior Rising

Warrior Rising empowers U.S. military veterans and their immediate family members by providing them opportunities to create sustainable businesses, perpetuate the hiring of fellow American veterans, and earn their future. 

Veterans Business Resource Center

The State of Utah created the VBRC to directly support veterans in starting and growing their businesses. Whether you need assistance in growing your business or you have only a germ of a business idea, the VRBC is here to support forming the company, testing your business idea, developing a business plan, analyzing the financial needs, and creating a marketing approach with you.

Utah Small Business Development Center

You are not alone on your journey to success. In addition to providing confidential business consultation, the SBDC offers trainings from start-up to succession planning and everything in-between. No matter what stage your business is in, the SBDC has the tools to help you succeed.

Women's Business Center of Utah

The mission of Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) is to help Utah women build confidence, create opportunities, and experience success in business ownership.

Utah Business Bridge

The Utah Business Bridge is a virtual networking series sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and the Utah Small Business Administration. At this quarterly event series, attendees will learn about small business resources available throughout the state.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.

Gale Business Plan Builder

Explore your interests and determine your best opportunities. Take your business idea and walk it through the steps necessary for getting it funded.

The Mill Entrepreneurship Center

The Mill provides space, education, and access to resources, for those wanting to start a small business or grow an existing business, giving you a clear roadmap to success. They offer classes, workshops, and networking opportunities. 

Utah Innovation Center

The Utah Innovation Center, housed within the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, provides a one-stop solution for Utah startups and emerging companies working in technology innovation.

Utah Office of Regulatory Relief

Go Utah's Office of Regulatory Relief administers a general regulatory sandbox created by the Legislature in 2021. The sandbox may allow businesses to experiment with products, production methods, or services by waiving state law, temporarily allowing entrepreneurs a chance to determine if customers value products that don't fit within the state's current regulatory framework.  

Other Resources

Data Axle

Data Axle provides accurate data on 78 million businesses and 285 million consumers. Access the database using your SLCo Library card number.

Business Elevated Podcast

Produced by the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunities, this podcast keeps you in know of what's happening in the Utah business world. 

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps Utah businesses find, bid, and win procurement opportunities with Department of Defense (DoD) federal, state, and local entities. Through one-on-one and group counseling, PTAC educates and assists Utah businesses to compete more effectively in the government marketplace.

If you’re searching for confidential, no-cost business guidance, look no further than SCORE. A 10,000-member-strong network of volunteer experts, SCORE has a proven track record of leading entrepreneurs to success. The numbers don’t lie: Last year alone, SCORE helped start 25,084 businesses and create 96,559 total jobs. But SCORE business mentors serve more than just new business owners. They’re experienced in all stages of business development, including growth and recovery.

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