The Guide to Business Resources
launch, grow or expand your business
Small Business Development Center- http://www.weber.edu/sbdc
The Weber State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves the four county area of Weber, Davis, Morgan and Box Elder. Whether you are just looking to start your business or whether you have been in business for years and are looking to grow, we are here to help. As a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Utah State Governor’s Office of Economic Development, we are eager to help your business succeed.
WSU’s USTAR Technology Outreach Center is one of five throughout the state as part of the USTAR Technology Outreach Program. The center brings together local businesses and industry, government agencies and area educational institutions with the main goals of:
● Helping commercialize high-potential inventions from our universities and private sources
● Enhancing the climate for innovation and entrepreneurism
● Stimulating the creation of local enterprises based on innovations
As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver
valuable, timely, and practical advice. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will
help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.
Business Loans/Seed Funding/Venture Capital:
At Lendio, we’re passionate about fueling American small businesses. And we do that by simply making small business loans, well, simple. That’s it: simple. Come inside our doors and we’ll find you the right business loan, free, and in minutes.
Grow Utah Ventures- http://www.growutahventures.com
Grow Utah Ventures, is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerate the creation of innovative, entrepreneur-led, high-growth businesses that will strengthen and expand the future growth of Utah’s economy.
Ogden Reinvestment Corporation- http://www.ogdenreinvestment.org/
As a nonprofit community development lender, the ORC offers loans to start-up and expanding businesses in the greater Ogden area that meet the mission of economic growth, blight reduction, and job creation/retention–particularly for low and moderate income earners. As a general rule, eligible borrower businesses must be “unbankable,” that is, not be able to meet a bank industry loan standard, or in fact be turned down by at least one bank in order to apply for a loan with the ORC.
Entrepreneur Launch Pad- http://www.entrepreneurlaunchpad.org/
Entrepreneur Launch Pad (ELP) offers FREE business resources and FREE networking meetings for entrepreneurs at all levels, from idea to veteran. The environment is casual, interactive, and supportive. At Entrepreneur Launch Pad meetings you will:
● Learn from accomplished speakers and educators.
● Participate in and benefit from informal focus group input.
● Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
● Get advice on how to locate and take advantage of many local resources available to you.
Hack Ogden- http://www.hackogden.org/
Hack Ogden is a weekly co-working meetup for the Ogden tech community where we’ll meet, work, and interact. Hack Ogden happens every Wednesday from Noon – 4pm at Grounds for Coffee located on Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.
Local Business Information/Tips:
Startup Flavor- http://startupflavor.com/
Entrepreneur advice, stories and tip. Learn how to run your own business based on advice
from the best!
Forget Success- http://forgetsuccess.com/
Many times we forget the actions that we need to take on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to
reach our optimum success. Become part of a group of individuals dedicated to becoming their
Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce- http://www.ogdenweberchamber.com
The Chamber provides networking and educational events along with bringing businesses together
into a community that is used to help grow and prosper the surrounding areas.
Summit Group- http://www.summit.co/
Summit’s mission is to catalyze entrepreneurship, address global issues, support artistic achievement, and build community in an effort to make our world a more joyful place. Summit is building an epicenter of innovation in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.
Business Incubators/Coworking/Startup Locations:
CoWorking Ogden- http://www.utahpreneur.com
A MOVEMENT that combines initiative, drive and intellectto start and scale a variety of businesses in one
location. By gathering together individuals of like-minded individuals, you will have resources and support
at your disposal and a synergy that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Whether you are a fulltime/part-time or existing/aspiring—- we have the place for you! We build companies by building
Startup Ogden- http://www.startupogden.com
A three-story building in downtown Ogden for startups, classes, and co-working space. There’s
also an technology store and cafe. Above all, Startup Ogden is a community of tech startups.
Jobs are created and classes are offered to the public.
For information or help on what resources are best for your business and situation, feel free to call 801-448-6458 and ask for Jared, or visit http://www.utahpreneur.com.