Inspired by GS10KSB program, Natalie Kaddas Expands Business

Natalie Kaddas of Kaddas Enterprises held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to open her brand new manufacturing facility. In attendance were Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams as well as many community supporters, family, and friends. Kaddas [...]

By | 2018-05-17T09:38:37+00:00 May 17th, 2018|10kSB, Alumni, Recognition, Ribbon Cutting|0 Comments

Business Incubator client Tracking First: Success Story

For Tracking First, business is booming. The company have been a Business Incubator client at Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus for a little over a year and have just been awarded $4 million in funding, led by Silverton Partners with a strategic investment from Kickstart Seed Fund. They are now preparing to move on and occupy a [...]

By | 2018-05-17T09:33:21+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Business Incubator, Recognition|0 Comments

Lucky Ones Coffee: SBDC Success Story

Individuals with disabilities are the largest minority group. 1 in 5 people have a disability and 80% of those individuals are unemployed. Katie Holyfield and Taylor Matkins wanted to do something about that. Having worked with disabled adults at the National Ability Center in Park City, they understood well the potential of these individuals [...]

By | 2018-05-17T09:29:41+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Charity, Crowdfunding, Recognition, SBDC|0 Comments

Beth Colosimo Judges and GS10KSB Alum Jenn Davis Competes in World Trade Center Utah Pitch Competition

REPUBLISHED FROM DESERET NEWS: SALT LAKE CITY — Eight minutes. That's how long several small-business leaders had Wednesday afternoon to pitch their business growth strategies and how they would use $30,000 in funding prizes to advance their international business efforts during the World Trade Center Utah Pitch Competition. Following the pitches, a panel of [...]

By | 2018-01-25T12:14:40+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Goldman Sachs, Recognition, WTC|0 Comments

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alum Kris Rudarmel of Anchor Water Damage & Restoration, Is Named Finalist for Stevie® Awards

Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 17   South Jordan, Utah – October 16th, 2017 – Kris Rudarmel was named a Finalist in the Consumer Services, Women in Business, category in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze [...]

By | 2017-10-18T12:03:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|10kSB, Award, Recognition|0 Comments

Building a Better Brand: Renya Nelson

Our Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort 8 scholar, Renya Nelson was recently featured in an American Express Open Forum article about her Company Brand Aid. She built the company from the ground up after leaving her high stress LA branding company. Brand Aid has been a 100% referral based business ever since. Renya and her [...]

By | 2017-10-18T12:01:20+00:00 October 18th, 2017|10kSB, Creative, Goldman Sachs, Leadership, Recognition|0 Comments

Profile on Zurchers, SBDC Client of the Year Award Winner

Nick Zurcher co-owns and runs Zurchers party supplies with his two brothers, Dallas and Kyle.  Zurchers currently has 13 locations in Utah and Idaho, growing from their first retail store in Boise, Idaho in 1983. The Zurchers story started in Idaho in 1952, when the brothers' grandfather, Clarence Zurcher, started selling toys out the [...]

By | 2017-08-25T09:17:46+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Award, Goldman Sachs, Recognition, SBDC|0 Comments

USTAR’S SSAC Named 2016 Tibbetts Award Winner

Salt Lake City, UT– The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded one of its highest honors, the Tibbetts Award, to Utah Science Technology and Research’s (USTAR) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Assistance Center (SSAC). The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, DC on January 10 at [...]

By | 2017-08-25T09:17:46+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Award, Recognition, USTAR|0 Comments

Coalatree Kickstarter

Coalatree just finished their Kickstarter campaign for the Kachula 2.0 Adventure Blanket, raising over $257,000. Their goal was to raise $15,000, which they reached in 12 hours. After that, they were features on KSL and ABC 4 Good 4 Utah, and their campaign took off. "The Miller Business Resource Center and Business Incubator have [...]

By | 2017-08-25T09:17:47+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Business Incubator, Crowdfunding, Recognition|0 Comments

Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Alum Receives White House Invite, Booth at International Trade Show

Kaddas Enterprises CEO Natalie Kaddas, an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program at Salt Lake Community College, attended a recent dinner in Germany at the request of the White House and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and also exhibited her business at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade fair held in Germany. [...]

By | 2017-08-25T09:17:47+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|10kSB, Goldman Sachs, Governments, International, Recognition|0 Comments