Utah District Office July 2013 Newsletter

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July 22, 2013

Utah District Office July 2013 Newsletter

U.S. Small Business Administration

Boots to Business

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Ian Lorenzana, SBA's Utah District Office Veteran's Representative

Business ownership has been described as 'most democratic and freedom creating' of all vocations – and if that's the case, who better to pursue business ownership than the men and women who understand what it means to fight for freedom and democracy? In other words, who better to 'live' the American Dream of business ownership, than those who have defended that dream through military service?

Boots to Business is a program offered and taught by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It is a three phase training program developed to introduce and train transitioning service members to business ownership.
• Phase I- 12 minute video introducing military service members to business ownership as a "lifestyle" (offered in TAP or TAMP)
• Phase II- 2 day Session and "Introduction to Business Ownership" textbook " (offered in TAP or TAMP)
• Phase III- Boots to Business 8 week online "mini" MBA

Our next class starts on August 21-22 at Hill Air Force Base. Interested in joining us? Click here to learn more and email Ian Lorenzana at ian.lorenzana@sba.gov for registration information.

(Link is to: http://boots2business.org/default.aspx)


SBA Increases Size Standards for 70 Industries

Washington - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued four final rules in the Federal Register Today, increasing size standards for firms in four North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sectors and one Subsector:  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (Sector 11), Finance and Insurance (Sector 52), Management of Companies and Enterprises (Sector 55), Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (Sector 71) and Support Services for Mining (Subsector 213).

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Ron Tucker takes on new position as District Director for Utah SCORE


 Ron Tucker

 Ron Tucker is in line to be the new District Director for Utah SCORE in FY '14.  As the Salt Lake Chapter Chair, Ron focused on increasing the Chapter’s follow-up counseling rate and expanding the LSI (local services index) metric.  Ron has personally counseled over 500 new SCORE clients and facilitated over 40 workshops..

Ron has become the “face of SCORE” in the Salt Lake area, attending small business expos, networking events, business association events of all sorts and speaking about SCORE to any group that will listen.  He exemplifies the commitment to volunteerism and community impact that SCORE is all about.


SCORE workshop

Wed, August 21 

8:30 am - 4:30 pm



8(a) Workshop

Tues, July 30 

Tues, August 27 

10:00 am - 12:00 n