Today, many small businesses get a website up and running in one of two main ways. They either hire a web developer to build them a custom website or build their own website using one of the do-it-yourself platforms (such as Jimdo, Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, or GoDaddy Websites).
If you are interested in learning more about Utah's economy and how it will impact you and your business in the future, then you need to sign up for the 2018 Governor's Economic Summit scheduled for April 27 at the Grand America Hotel. The Utah Economic Summit engages Utah’s top leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities with the best business content related to Utah’s robust economy. The summit provides a platform for strategic dialogue related to the current economic impacts and future growth of our business communities.
Did you know that the Small Business Administration has approved 459 loans year-to-date FY2018. The total for those 459 loans is $228,431,100. Small businesses in Utah are continuing to grow and prosper.
Have you ever thought about starting a B2B franchise? B2B, short for business-to-business, is a sector of franchising that’s a bit under the radar. That’s because these franchises are not as visible as food or retail franchises. But their lack of visibility shouldn’t be a deterrent. In this post, I’m going to introduce you to the world of B2B franchising, and show you why, for the right person, these franchises may be worth a look.
The Emerging Leaders Initiative provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, growing companies that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. It also provides opportunities for small business owners to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections with their peers, local leaders, and the financial community.
As individuals we spend years establishing, managing and protecting our good personal credit ratings. With strong personal credit, access to favorable interest rates and terms when applying for credit and financing may be available at the stroke of a pen. When you have the ability to obtain financing at the best available bank rates for items such as a new automobile, home, or investment property; you have established a strong personal credit asset.
The new Region VIII Administrator is Daniel Nordberg. As regional administrator Nordberg will oversee SBA programs, offices and operations in Colorado, North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The Region VIII office is based in Denver.
If 2018 is the year for you to start a new business, here are some resources that you can use to get that dream going. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a great list of ideas and resources that will help you with that new business.
If you weren't able to attend this year's PTAC Symposium in October, you can still gain valuable information. The PTAC office has made available several of the presentations on their website.
A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. You’ll use your business plan as a roadmap for how to structure, run, and grow your new business. It’s a way to think through the key elements of your business. Business plans can help you get funding or bring on new business partners. Investors want to feel confident they’ll see a return on their investment.