Salt Lake Region Small Business Development 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.  From individuals with an established business needing solutions, to individuals wanting to learn more about what it takes to go into business, the SBDC can help.

Experts in the field work in partnership with entrepreneurs to provide crucial information and support that can mean the difference between business success and failure.

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 assistance

Salt Lake SBDC Services


The SBDC can help you identify what financing you may need and discuss alternative sources.

Find Funding for Your Business

We advise you on how to improve a loan request and how to prepare for meeting with lenders.  Our advisors provide guidance on the preparation of financial statements and information required to be successful in finding and obtaining financing to help your small business grow.


Market research is the process business owners use to gain insight into market problems and opportunities.

Research Your Opportunity

The term market includes not only customers, but all players who are responsible for bringing certain products and services to market including, competitors, producers, wholesale distributors, retailers, and logistics.


Professional and individual counseling at no cost!

Your Friend in Business

Business mentors can assist clients with all aspects of business ownership, including business plans, startup strategies, management, finance, capital, marketing and sales.

Other SBDC Services