SBA Administrator Guzman at Utah Small Business Event

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Utah District Office - Sept. 15, 2022

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We invite you to join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman in Lehi, Utah for a presentation for Utahn small businesses followed by a panel discussion.

Photo of SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman

 

About the event:

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022 

Time:  10:00 a.m. MT

Location: Lehi, UT Exact location to be provided upon RSVP

Details: Presentation and panel discussion for Utah small businesses. The presentation will be led by Visa's Wayne Best, SVP — Chief Economist on Visa's Economic Insights and how they impact your business and community.  The panel will feature U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, local small business leaders, and leaders from the private sector on issues pertaining to small business data security and best data practices for protecting your business, your employees, and yourself. 

 

Click Here to Register

 

For additional questions, email the Small Business Digital Alliance team at info@smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com.

 


News

SBA Utah District Office Seeks Nominations for 

National Small Business Week 2023

Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

 

The SBA is proud to announce that its Utah District Office is ready to accept nominations for the 2023 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year Award.

“One of the best parts of working with small businesses is taking a moment and recognizing all the hard work the business-owner has put in,” said Marla Trollan, SBA Utah District Director. “This year we were able to see Utah businesses receive state, regional, and national level awards. We are proud of what the small businesses in Utah are doing for our economy and their local communities and hope others will take a moment to nominate them for a 2023 SBA Small Business Award."

Utah District Small Business Week Categories:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District Awards)
  • Small Business Exporter (National and District Awards)
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year (National and District Awards)
  • Utah Rural Business of the Year (District Award Only)
  • Veteran-owned Small Business of the Year (District Award Only)
  • Women-owned Small Business of the Year (District Award Only)

 

Guidelines for Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, and 8(a) Graduate of the Year can be found on the national website for NSBW awards at National Small Business Week Award Nominations Guidelines (sba.gov). Guidelines for award categories only eligible for a District award, Rural Business of the Year, Veteran-owned Business of the Year, and Women-owned Business of the Year, can be found on the district’s website at Utah District NSBW award guidelines (sba.gov)

 

The Utah District Office will be providing the upcoming How to Submit an Award Winning Nomination training for those wanting to learn the steps to nominate a business. The webinar will be held both Wednesday, October 12th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00 am

 

The Utah District Office must receive all nominations by electronic submission ONLY to the Utah District’s BOX account no later 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 8, 2022.

 


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Events

 Questions about COVID EIDL Repayment?

Webinar: Tuesday Sept. 27th 9:00 am - 10:00 am 

 

Please join the Utah District Office if you have questions regarding repayment of your COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). We will be covering important information regarding repayment, followed by a Q&A. This presentation will ONLY cover questions regarding repayment. This program funds have been completely exhausted.

Register Here

 


How to Submit and Award Winning NSBW Nomination Package 

Webinar: Wednesday Oct. 12th 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

In this training, we will be covering ways to create an award-winning submission package. We will go over the guidelines for different national and district-level small business awards, the documents you need to include in your submission, and things to include to make your submission strong.

 

Register Here


Links

Free Local Business Counseling through SBA's Resource Partners


Utah SBDC

 

Serving Utah with 13 locations across the state. Visit the Utah SBDC's website  to schedule an appointment with an experienced business counselor. 

 

 

UtahWBC

 

The WBC of Utah has locations in Salt Lake City and Cedar City, they also provide virtual mentoring making it easy to access a counselor regardless of what county you live in.  Visit the WBC of Utah's website to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

 

SCORE

SCORE provides free business mentoring through volunteered retired executives. They are focused on creating a vibrant small business community through mentoring and education. Visit their website for more info. 

 

 


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Online Business Education 


SBA Learning Center. Free online business courses

Visit the SBA Learning Center for free online courses that will help you start, pivot, or grow your small business. 

Visit the SBA's Learning Platform

 

 

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The Small Business Digital Alliance is a public-private co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc. who have partnered to provide free online business education taught by some of America’s most respected leaders in business, government, and economic development.

View the Small Business Digital Alliance's Education Library

 

 

SBDC academy

 

The Utah SBDC provides a the Entrepreneurial Academy, a free online training platform to help empower and educate small businesses.  

Learn with Utah SBDC's Entrepreneurial Academy

 

 


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District Offce

Utah SBA DIRECTORY


Marla Trollan, District Director
marla.trollan@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 385-218-1995

John Gygi, Deputy District Director

john.gygi@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 801-889-6170

Karl Wernick, Lender Relations Specialist
karl.wernick@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 385-355-5815

Don MacMillan, Lender Relations Specialist
donald.macmillan@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 385-429-8627

Jackie Hobson, Outreach and Marketing Specialist jackie.hobson@sba.gov, (0) 801-524-3209 (c) 435-632-0355

Cheryl Richens, Administrative Officer
cheryl.richens@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209


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