The Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC Tailors Its Services To Help Entrepreneurs and Small Business Succeed

The Salt Lake Small Business Development Center (SL SBDC) provides entrepreneurial education, advocacy and business development to strengthen Utah’s economy and quality of life. They are concerned with the success of small business ventures. When established businesses run into problems needing solutions, the SL SBDC wants owners to know that they are ready and willing to help you stay in business. We don’t just help businesses get started, we are here for you to come back whenever a problem is threatening the viability of your business. In fact, when you see the problem arising, call us before it becomes a crucial issue to your business health.

SBDC Helps Small Business Work Through Business Development Problems

The SL SBDC is helping small businesses achieve their goals of growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, management improvement and success. The center works to promote and assist small businesses in all stages of their development. Experts in the field work in partnership with entrepreneurs to provide crucial information and support that can mean the difference between business success and failure. After we have mentored your start and you go out on your own, keep in touch with us. The first five years are critical to the success of all small business and you may find you need additional help that is still available to you from SL SBDC. So don’t hesitate to come back when you have a need.

SBDC Services Are Available to You at All Stages of Your Growth

Take a moment to list your business mentoring and learning needs and then review our services. Our services include:

  • Confidential, one-on-one consulting in management, financing, and marketing
  • Intensive business training seminars
  • Comprehensive entrepreneurial needs assessment
  • Assistance with access to capital
  • Marketing research
  • New business feasibility analysis
  • Business resource libraries with access to current business data, demographics, technological information and statistics
  • Government procurement, international trade and technology assistance

Take Your Business to the Next Level with Expert Consulting

The SL SBDC offers expert counseling to start-up and existing businesses, at no cost to the client. With the help of these experts, you can work through your start-up challenges and overcome the problems that stymie you as your business grows.

Our experienced and helpful staff can consult with you on a variety of relevant topics, including strategic planning, creating a business plan, implementing your business plans, growing your business, overcoming money challenges, dealing with accounting or employment issues, and determining an exit strategy.

Don’t wait until problems overwhelm you, move your business forward by scheduling an appointment today! Contact us at 801-957-5441.

Increase Your Understanding and Ability with Classes, Workshops & Seminars

One of the keys to building a successful business is to always be learning. No one knows all the answers, but many have been through the process prior to you and are giving back by sharing their expertise in classes, workshops and seminars.  Take the time to inventory your skills and see where you could benefit your business by taking specific classes to augment your business expertise. Counsel with your mentors to see whether it would be best to increase your skills, or hire an employee with the needed expertise.  The SBDC offers a variety of workshops and training opportunities for small businesses.  Please visit their website for details.

Our Website Provides Extensive Resources to Help You Thrive

The resources found on our website ( are listed under the following topics. Go to our site for excellent articles, videos and PowerPoint presentations on:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Planning
  • Legal
  • Risk Management
  • Operations
  • Market Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Financials
  • Financial Management
  • Funding
  • Glossaries and Directories
  • Educator Resources

You can also find SBDC centers  with the same or similar kinds of services in: 


Kaysville SBDC


Davis Applied Technology Center

450 S. Simmons Way
Suite 202
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 593-2202
Serving counties: Davis


Logan SBDC


Utah State University, East Campus Building

1300 E. 700 N.
Logan, Utah 84322-8330
Serving Counties: Cache, Rich, & Tooele


Ogden SBDC


Weber State University – Davis

2750 N University Park Blvd,
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 626-7232

Ogden SBDC


Wattis Business Building

3806 University Circle,
Room 218
Ogden, UT 84408
(801) 626-7232

Ogden SBDC


Weber State University

Wattis Business BLD RM 218
3806 University Circle
Ogden, Utah 84408-3806
(801) 626-7232
Serving Counties: Weber, Morgan, Box Elder

Ogden SBDC


Business Information Center

2036 Lincoln Ave, Suite 105
Ogden, UT 84401
(801) 626-7232

Ogden/Weber Applied Technology College


1843 W 4000 S
Roy, UT


Utah Valley State College

1410 West Business Park Drive
Orem, Utah 84058
(801) 863-8230
Serving Counties: Utah and Wasatch