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There are a number of resources available for business owners. Many of these are free of charge and provide
tremendous insight on how you can improve your business. We encourage you to become familiar with these
organizations and reach out as needed.

We are a one-stop source for answers to your business questions. With out partners, we are prepared to offer extensive resources, coaching, and business expertise that will help fulfill your business pursuits. Meeting with a counselor is free. Our purpose is to help build our local economy by helping your business grow and go. To learn more visit:

With more than thirty buildings all across the state, Workforce Services offers a unique network Workforce Development Specialists embedded in Utah's local communties. With a strong focus on aligning workforce needs with talented labor, Workforce Services works in every corner of the state to support rural economic growth. More information can be found at

PTAC has helped Utah companies obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in government contracts. Utah's Procurement Technical Assistance Centers help businesses navigate the maze of procedures and paperwork required to qualify for government contracts. They can also get you setup to receive automated alerts when potential contracts fit what you are able to provide. For more information, visit

USDA Rural Development's programs for business & cooperatives work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses. For more information visit

From aerospace, ammunition, turkeys, chocolates, automobiles, solar panels, packing,
health products, machine shop detergent, to windows & doors, the Utah Manufacturers
Association focuses it’s efforts on the betterment of the entire manufacturing industry in
the state of Utah. Visit for more information.

The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think,
act, and succeed globally. They accomplish this through 3 three key objectives:
Motivate & Educate, Build Capacity, and Expand the Global Network of Utah.
More information can be found at

The Women’s Business Center of Utah in Cedar City (WBC) is a nonprofit organization
that helps Utah women build confidence, create opportunities, and experience
success in business ownership. We believe any woman can start and run a successful
business with the right skills, resources, and support. We provide free and low-cost
services to women entrepreneurs in Utah.
To learn more, visit:

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a nonprofit association dedicated to
educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed
nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner wit h the U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
SCORE offers small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services
at no charge. Learn more at

The Center for Rural Development works with Utah’s rural counties, communities and
businesses, providing economic development resources. The center is the home of the
Rural Opportunity Program and assists with other programs to help local governments

and businesses grown and prosper. To learn more about our programs visit our web-
site at

Southwest Technical College offers training programs for businesses, individuals, and
anyone interested in gaining more knowledge. They support businesses by providing
customized training programs to ensure the instruction matches the needs of the
business. Some programs qualify for custom fit funding which can help pay for your
training. Learn more at

The Business and Innovation Center actively supports and promotes business
creation, growth and retention through education, resources, mentoring, and
connecting people to the right resources at the right time. Our facility includes
conference room and work space, makerspace, business launch, and custom
training. For additional information visit:

SUU offers a number of programs designed with businesses in mind. Their “BetterYour Business” certificate program offers powerful exercises and enlightening inter-
actions for managers and emerging leaders seeking to increase their value, contribution and performance in the workplace. Participants gain exclusive access to

industry experts and revered leaders.

Utah Microloan Fund

The Utah Microloan Fund has made the dreams of small business owners a reality with advising and microloans up to $50k since 1991. Are you next? As a non-profit microlender, the mission of the UMLF is to fill the gap in funding for first-time and existing entrepreneurs with a focused on underserved populations.

They help people who:

  • Are just starting out and don’t have an operating history
  • Don’t have enough collateral or cash flow for a traditional bank loan
  • Have had life events that have had a negative impact on their credit history
  • Have ITIN status and need access to funding
  • Need access to business advising

For more information, visit their site:

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