Utah District Office September Newsletter

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September 17, 2012

Utah District Office Newsletter

U.S. Small Business Administration

Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day - Age 50+ Entrepreneurs - FREE roundtable/training

October 2, 2012

Utah District Office - U.S. Small Business Administration
125 South State Street, Room 2404
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Utah Districts of SBA and AARP will join forces to provide age 50+ Entrepreneurs with a roundtable/training session.  SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" will be available for mentoring and counseling.  Find out if opening and owning a small business is for you.

RSVP at 801-524-3217 or Email to georgia.yoshida@sba.gov

Veteran Biz 2012

Carl Churchill
Carl Churchill - Founder, Lock-n-Load Java

On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, SBA's Utah District Office provided a conference for veterans and military members looking to start a small business.  The conference was held at the Salt Lake Community College, Miller Conference Center.  Topics included:

What's My Risk Quotent?
Fits & Starts - What I Know Now
Shaking the Money Tree - Lessons Learned
Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
Marketing Winners and Follies

One of the presenters, Carl Churchill, joined the Army as a 17-year old private and retired after 21 years as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Carl spoke about his entrepreneurial experiences as the owner and founder of Lock-n-Load Java, a premium on-line provider of coffee and cocoa. Other presenters included:  Steve Hatch - Hatch Family Chocolates, Susan Rice - Cavanaugh Services Group, and Ron Tucker - Chapter Chair, Salt Lake SCORE.

3 Small Businesses in Utah are Featured in the New SBA Video Gateway - Where They Tell Their Stories to the Nation 

Everyone has a story, and now the U.S. Small Business Administration is giving entrepreneurs a new online gateway to share their story and showcase their successful and thriving businesses.

SBA launched "Small Business Owners Speak," an interactive platform featuring videos from entrepreneurs from across the country that have started or grown a business with the help of the SBA.  The videos will be featured at www.sba.gov/stories.


Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day - FREE

Tuesday, Oct. 2
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Women Owned Small Business Contracting Program - WBC

Wed. Oct. 3
8:00 am - 10:00 am

8(a) Workshop
Tues Sept 25
10:00 am - 12:00 n