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Financial and Related Resources

The following organizations and services can assist start-ups and more mature businesses alike.

goedCorporate Incentives 

Financial incentives are provided by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development for business relocation and expansion.  These incentives are used to select companies that create new, high-paying jobs that help improve the standard of living.

goldman-sachs_3Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Utah-100MountainWest Capital Network

 The MountainWest Capital Network is Utah’s first and largest business networking organization devoted to supporting entrepreneurial success through fostering the dynamic flow of information about capital formation and distribution, educating and mentoring excellence, and recognizing and rewarding performance networking activities which promote synergistic relationships.

mountain_west_logoMountain West Small Business Finance

Mountain West Small Business Finance is a private, non-profit corporation licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  They administers the SBA’s 504 Development Company Loan Program in the state of Utah.

IMFlash-implantTechnology Commercialization and Innovation Program – Grants to commercialize university research

The purpose of the Technology Commercialization & Innovation Program (TCIP) is to accelerate the commercialization of promising technologies that have strategic value for Utah. The end goal of the TCIP Program is to help drive economic development and job creation.

USTAR SBIR-STTR Assistance Center

USTAR’s SSAC is a statewide resource providing qualified Utah businesses assistance and insights into all the elements of the SBIR-STTR process. The SBIR and STTR programs are the largest source of seed funding with over $2.5 billion dollars invested annually.

sbaU.S. Small Business Administration and list of top SBA lenders in Utah

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

ucdcUtah Certified Development Company

Utah CDC is a Certified Development Company (CDC), authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to serve the Utah Small Business Community.  Working as a partner with the SBA and a private-sector lender, they assist small businesses in financing up to 90% of the purchase of long-term fixed assets, such as land, building, and equipment.

InnoVentures_Capital_Partners_595241_i0UTFC Financing Solutions/InnoVentures Capital Solutions

InnoVentures Capital Partners invest in small companies throughout the region by providing subordinated debt to start-up and growing businesses.

logoUtah Small Business Loan Fund

Located in Salt Lake City, USBLF has over 10 years of experience in providing business loans, consultation services, and referrals to entrepreneurial training.

Venture_Capital_Logo_Final_OutlinesWayne Brown Institute

The Wayne Brown Institute (WBI), a 501(c) non-profit organization, has been a premier resource for both entrepreneurs seeking funding and for investors who want to help promising young companies achieve their potential. WBI has become the most efficient, cost effective, economic development organization in the country.

NACMNational Association of Credit Management 

NACM assists businesses involved in extending B2B credit by providing training, resources and credit reports to help you make informed credit decisions. NACM seminars and classes teach skills to manage and collect accounts receivable. NACM also offers Industry Trade Groups to help members understand current industry customers and conditions.