Salt Lake City is a great place to do business. One of the things we are recognized for is the quantity and quality of the resources available to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our Economic Development team strives to provide answers and assistance where possible as well as guiding small business owners to the organizations and resources that can meet their needs.

Here’s a great list to get you started:

  1. Entrepreneur Launch Pad – ELP’s objective is to help all entrepreneurs, of every level, and encourage exchange of helpful resources between entrepreneurs, educational institutions, business, and government agencies that support similar programs that provide benefits to entrepreneurs. At our weekly meetings, participants collaborate on business ideas, give instructive feedback on business presentations, listen to and discuss business topics, and make important networking contacts to help them grow their business.Contact:
  2. Governor’s Office of Economic Development Business Resource Centers  – Business Resource Centers are certified one-stop resource centers providing coordination of business support, education, tracking of clients, access to sources of funding, training, technical expertise, talent, and networking for new and existing businesses. BRCs will partner with various business service providers located in their local service area and assist in the coordination of their activities, identify gaps in provided services, develop initiatives and provide opportunities.Ginger Chinn, Managing Director, 801-538-8850 and Beckie Page, Program Support Specialist, 801 538-8793
  3. Miller Business Resource Center The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) offers a wide range of services and support to businesses and organizations within our community. Additionally, the MBRC has community and industry partnerships that also provide assistance to the Center. We are also home to the Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.Contact: 9690 South 300 West. Phone: 801- 957-5232. Email: Kathie.tancredi@slcc.edu4.
  4. Pete Suazo Center – The Startup Program is intended for people who have a business idea or have recently a business. This program will take entrepreneurs through each topic they need to address during those first critical months as they start their business.Contact: 960 W. 1700 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84104. (801) 521-1709.
  5. Salt Lake Chamber Small Business Committee – The Salt Lake Chamber’s Small Business Committee (SBC) promotes and represents the interest of businesses with 100 or fewer employees. SBC members provide feedback and strategic advice relative to small business programs and initiatives of the Salt Lake Chamber.Leadership Programs: Business Women’s Forum, Capitol Club, Leadership Utah, President’s Ambassadors, Small Business Committee 175 E. University Blvd. (400 S), #600. Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Phone: (801) 364-3631
  6. SCORE – SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Mission is to Foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.SLC SCORE Main Office- 2nd Floor, Miller Corporate Partnership Center, 9690 S. 300 801-957-54536.
  7. Small Business Resource Center – The Salt Lake Small Business Development Center (SBDC) leads the way in entrepreneurial education, advocacy and business development. Our mission is to strengthen Utah’s economic fabric and quality of life by facilitating the success and prosperity of small business endeavors. Services include: Confidential, one-on-one consulting in management, financing, and marketing, Intensive business training seminars, Comprehensive entrepreneurial needs assessment, Assistance with access to capital, Marketing research, New business feasibility analysis, Business resource libraries with access to current business data, demographics, technological information and statistics, Government procurement, international trade and technology 801-957-5441
  8. Spice Kitchen Incubator – Participants are recruited from the local community and invited to attend an orientation session to learn about the incubation model and the commitment involved in running a food business. Participants begin with a formal application process and an interview to assess if they have an entrepreneurial spirit, can provide a viable product and are community oriented. Next Steps are Pre-Incubation, Incubation & Graduation.Contact: Natalie El-Deiry, Deputy Director, Development & Strategic Initiatives, 801 883 8455 Email:
  9. Utah Small Business Development Center Network – Mission is to strengthen Utah’s economic fabric and quality of life by facilitating the success and prosperity of small business endeavors. The core services of the Utah Small Business Development Center (USBDC) are: Money, Markets & Mentors.Contact: Peter Callister, Senior Business Advisor. Salt Lake Community College, 9750 S. 300 W. Sandy, UT, 84070. Phone: 801-957-5441.
  10. Vest Pocket Business Coalition – Vest Pocket is a collaborative association of Utah’s locally owned businesses. Vest Pocket is committed to building a stronger independent business community through education, advocacy, and social connections.Vest Pocket Business Coalition, PO Box 521908, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-1908 Doug Burton, Board President, (801) 879-4928,

As always, we’re here to help!  Contact Salt Lake City Economic Development for any questions or assistance.