When you realize it’s time to say goodbye to summer.

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Summer may be over, but you can finish the year strong by falling back into a good routine with your small business. The fall can be a great time for renewal. School is back in session. We’re more concerned about working hard. We’re getting back into more productive schedules. As entrepreneurs this can be a great time to start, restart and further your goals.

Where did Labor Day come from?

Labor Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors the American labor movement. The day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

As makers and builders who push our economy forward, the day was designed for them – a much needed day off or a break to spend with family friends.

But that may not be the reality for many of today’s entrepreneurs. A recent survey shows that business owners work twice as much as employees. 25% of entrepreneurs log more than 60 hours a week, and 70% report working at least one weekend on a regular basis.

Will you be laboring on Labor Day?

Look at it this way. September marks the beginning of 4th quarter of the year.  This is the perfect opportunity to restart and set new goals to make a strong finish for 2019! Recognizing and overcoming the common pitfalls associated with small business growth is essential to thrive for many years to come.

Ensure that the steps you take today don’t create additional problems for the future.  Now is a great time to revisit resources that are available to you.

This week, our Small Business Development Resource Manager, Roberta Reichgelt and Peter Callister from the Salt Lake Small Business Development Center joined ABC 4 Utah’s Good Morning Utah to talk about some of the struggles small businesses face and to give tips on helping them survive. Watch the full interview here.

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Have you tried our Business Development Resource Finder?

We realize that every business is different, with different needs. That is why we created the Business Development Resource Finder  — it’s a customized one-stop shop for anyone who is interested in starting a business or who is currently running one – it incorporates resources for all businesses, both large and small; old and new.

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This unique, one-of-a-kind tool does not exist anywhere else in the state of Utah. It is comprehensive, encompassing a wide variety of resources including financial (grants, loans, and tax incentives), partnerships with private and local agencies and groups, and general information that can connect businesses to programs that they may not be aware of.

And best of all, the resource guide is free!  Go to: http://bit.ly/SaltLakeCity-BDRF

Sadly summer is over and fall is here but you can finish the year strong by falling back into a good routine with your small business.

On Labor Day, and every day we’d like to thank the hard working makers, entrepreneurs and small business owners who make Salt Lake City great! We’re here to help your business succeed.