For the week of 12-12-2011 to 12-16-2011


BRIGHAM CITY – Wed, Dec 14th 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

U.S.U.-Brigham City Campus • 195 W. 1100 S. • Brigham City, UT  Room 165  Contact  435-494-1717 Mitch Zundel is the owner of ZRunning and he is Chair of Box Elder Economic Development

We are excited to have Jason Yerka’s involvement in ELP.  Jason is the Director of the Business Resource Center and he has been leading discussions on important business principles.  Next week, he will begin the Yerka Moment.  We have been focusing on making progress in our business model and business plans and helping each other move our businesses forward.  Come and join us and bring a friend!

WASATCH BACK – Wed, Dec 14th 1 – 3 p.m.

ELP WB Preview William Brown, President & CEO, Utah Business AdvocatesWe are at the Park City Library for our FINAL MEETING OF 2011 with a special ELP presentation of Dooing Bizziness on MainStreet, not Wall Street- Driving ACTION Business Plans   and Utilization of effective tools in the growth of your venture!Tools will be provided for attendees to take away but …


We will be working on line – please bring your laptop, IPAD,… 

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • An introduction to the Doobizz® business development program
  • Structure and format to create essential position statements
  • Representative “standardized” business development tool utilization
  • A dashboard template to focus your action planning
  • The BBS “Adjustments to Goals and Objectives” tool – maybe the single most influential document you will ever use!
  •  AND MORE!
  • Sign up for this meetings on! a registered trademark of Grow America Ventures, LLCOGDEN – Thu, Dec 15th 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

OWATC BDO Campus • 914 W 2nd St  Rm #125 • Ogden, UT • Contact • (801) 337-4512.  Dewain Mangum is the owner of Lost in Stitches  

We focused efforts on the entrepreneurs who wanted to spotlight their business challenges, so we could help them.  We planned a holiday breakfast for the next meeting on December 15th at 7:30 a.m.  The main course will be Julie’s special breakfast casserole, with OJ, bagels, and fruit.  Come prepared to identify your top 2 – 3 priorities and receive feedback and help from the group.   Come and be filled..

DAVIS / KAYSVILLE – Thu, Dec 15th 1 – 3 p.m.

DATC • 450 S. Simmons Way • Northfront Business Resource Center • Kaysville, UT • Contact Steve Chisholm: • 801-232-2113

Recap: We had 16 entrepreneurs who all brought high energy and intensity.  We focused on how we could help each other move our businesses forward.  The synergy was incredible.

Announcement: Take a look at this video of Carl Snyder who has been attending the Kaysville meeting. It will motivate you to get to the next level in your business. Come join the fun at the next Kaysville meeting.

UTAH COUNTY – See Announcement Below


Announcement:Our Meetings are Canceled Until Further Notice (See note below)

Utah County ELP. It’s been a great year for our Utah County ELP group and we would like to thank all the members who have supporting  and been attending the Friday 7:30 am start time at the Mountain land applied Technology Center, 1420 West 1200 South, Room 239, Orem, UT. MATC has been a great partner, and we appreciate their support and willingness to offer a great facility for our class to use this past year.

As some of you may know the MATC is in the process of moving over the next few weeks and unfortunately this will have a negative impact on our schedule until a new location is identified.  Although inconvenient, it does give us time to reevaluate to continue moving the Utah County Group forward. First, it’s been suggested that we look at changing the time and day our group meets and also move the format to 1 ½ hours (entrepreneurs are busy people!). The leadership would like your feedback on these items as well as any areas you feel we could improve on. Understanding the needs of our group will help in locating the best facility. Additional information about time, location or any other developments will be distributed in the coming communications. We are excited to “re-launch” the Utah County ELP with a new location, time, format and looking forward to a great 2012!

While our new location is being worked out, we would like to encourage all the Utah County members to support the Sandy location until further notice.

We have a number of positions available for those would like to take a more active role in helping entrepreneurs in Utah County. Please contact Curtis at  if you’re interested in making a difference in 2012.

SANDY – Fri, Dec 16 1 – 3 p.m.

Miller Corporate Partnership Center, Room 333, Salt Lake Community College • 9690 South 300 West• Sandy • Contact Dan Smith: • 801-565-7900

This Past Week’s Fantastic Presentation:

Joseph Wilkins of ProCreative Marketing gave a phenomenal presentation on “Progressive Marketing Using Online Video & Social Media.”  You can watch a version of the presentation at  < Don’t miss this one! 

Announcement Dec 16th Meeting:

Next week, ELP Sandy will dedicate our final 2011 meeting to focus groups, collaboration and building each other’s businesses for the entire 2 hour period.  Come prepared to share specific questions that you believe groups
of entrepreneurs would be able to help you with as though you are going to do a 12 minute presentation to the entire group.  Questions regarding marketing, creative strategy and branding are great because everyone can
contribute.  If you have questions on more technical issues that will require the help of experts such as patents, distribution channels, taxes or funding, we will try to pair you with individuals who can directly help you.
Bring your friends and let’s end 2011 with a great meeting full of answers and progress in everyone’s endeavors.

ELP Sandy will not meet on Dec. 23rd or Dec. 30th due to SLCC closures for the holidays!  Dec. 16th will be the final ELP in Sandy until Jan. 6th!

Are You a SOCIAL Butterfly? Let’s get together!:

1) OUR WEBSITE – Please register, create your profile and begin to network with those who can help you and those you can offer to help.  We encourage you to help us with content, articles, business postings, etc.,  For more information, contact Stefan Andrews at
2) TWITTER – we want you to be our friend and tweet with us @elputah.
3) LINKEDIN GROUP – ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH PAD.  Join us and participate in the dialogue.

If you have had success stories and experiences where relationships you have developed through ELP have helped you and your business, we want to know.  Email our website commander, Stefan Andrews at Don’t forget to post it to your social media and ours.  Let’s create a wild ELP wave!