Event Calendar

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:00pm

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level.

Minimum requirements include: Owner or Co-Owner of a small business; minimum of 4 full time employees; $150,000 annual revenue; and 2 years of operation.

Salt Lake Community College is now accepting applications from eligible small businesses for their classes beginning in January 2018.

Deadline: October 5, 2017 for program that runs from January 4, 2018 through April 6, 2018

Deadline: December 4, 2017 for program that runs from April 12-July 13, 2018

Details and registration information can be found through the Miller Business Resource Center.


2017 PTAC Symposium - "Business Soaring"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:00am

The Annual PTAC Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 at the South Towne Exhibition Center.  The symposium will again provide smaller businesses an opportunity to meet large prime and government contractors, learn some of the newest techniques for matching your product/service with bids; and network with other businesses who may have experience to share. Theschedule of events is as follows:

October 11, 2017
South Towne Expo Center
9575 State Street
Sandy, UT 84070  MAP
Registration opens September 10, 2017
Agenda (subject to change)
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
Welcome & Instructions
Chuck Spence, Director Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
8:20 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Procurement Opportunities Preview “POP” Session  
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Business match-making (ongoing).  Individual 20 minute appointments with Buyers (sign-up during registration)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Session I
Reverse Tradeshow/Networking
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Networking Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Session II
Reverse Tradeshow/Networking
11:45.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Networking Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Panel Presentation
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking and Conclusion
To register for the event, go here. If you have questions, contact the PTAC Office at 801-538-8655.

How to Start Your Own Business

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
If you’re entertaining the idea of starting your own business, your FIRST STEP is to attend the free Salt Lake SBDC Starting Your Business 101 workshop.  In this 2 hour workshop you will learn, not only the basics from a business expert that has decades of experience, but you’ll also learn about:
 How to start your business with very little funding
 How to create a business plan
 How to create a strong presentation about your business
 Where to find funding
 Other important trainings
 Free one-on-one business counseling
You will also learn the drawbacks of business ownership, business entry strategies; legal and regulatory compliance and business planning. Choosing a form of business ownership, debt and equity financing. Evaluating your Business Concept; The Lean Start-up Method; Business Model Canvas; The Business Plan and Business Growth.
Cost: Free
Speaker:  Jim Herrin
Location: SLCC Miller Campus
9690 South 300 West
Corporate Resource Center, Room 114
Sandy, Utah