Doing Business In Utah

Small businesses are vital to Utah’s continued economic success. From starting a business to providing one-on-one consulting to incubators and funding opportunities, Utah is flourishing with resources and partners to help entrepreneurs succeed in today’s competitive global business environment.

Below are resources that the office's business services team curated to help navigate the state’s vibrant business resource ecosystem.

If you have comments, questions, or feedback on the small business resources listed, please get in touch with us.

Utah's accolades & rankings
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO)

GOEO champions the Cox/Henderson administration’s commitment to providing economic opportunity for all Utahns.

The office works with industries, Utah regions, communities, nonprofits, and other organizations to implement economic development strategies and reinforce Utah’s already diverse, prosperous economy.

The office supports Utah entrepreneurs and businesses by administering federal and state resources to support Utah businesses. Some initiatives include the Center for Rural Development, Innovation Center, Small Business Credit Initiative, Immigration Assistance Center, Broadband Center, Office of Tourism, Film Commission, corporate recruitment, and grants for small businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and economic ecosystems.

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U.S. Small Business Administration – Utah District Office

The Utah District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides help with national SBA services, including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery.

The team can also connect you to partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. The SBA organizes National Small Business Week activities in Utah every spring.

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Utah Department of Commerce

The Utah Department of Commerce is often the first step for small businesses looking to open their doors. It’s the licensing and registration agency for Utah companies and over 400,000 working professionals.

The department provides oversight of business registrations, trademarks, Uniform Commercial Code filings, occupational and professional licensing, consumer protection, public utilities, securities, real estate, and residential mortgage lending. It also responds to consumer complaints within its areas of jurisdiction.

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Custom Fit Training
The state offers subsidized training for Utah businesses in partnership with technical colleges. Watch the video to learn more about the Custom Fit program and connect with a provider.
Small Business Resources in Utah
Here are some of the small business resources available to Utah entrepreneurs. To identify specific resources, you can perform a general term search or filter results based on any of the options below:


  • Access to Capital
  • Accounting
  • Business Registration
  • Government Contracts
  • Grants
  • International Business
  • Legal Resources
  • Licensing
  • Location Selection
  • Networking
  • Research
  • Training & Skills


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Tourism


  • LGBTQ+
  • Multicultural
  • Rural
  • Veteran
  • Women
Altitude LabA community of diverse founders elevating Utah’s healthcare innovation economyAccess to Capital; Networking; Training & Skills; Life Sciences; Healthcare; Multicultural More
BioHiveAn association of Utah's life science & healthcare innovation ecosystem companiesNetworking; Healthcare; Life Sciences; TechnologyMore
Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah)Utah's site selector liaisonLocation Selection; ResearchMore
GOEO GrantsStatewide business grant opportunitiesGrantsMore
Grow UtahFosters statewide entrepreneurship & connects startups to fundingAccess to Capital; Networking More
iMpact UtahTraining & consultation services for Utah manufacturersTraining & Skills; Advanced ManufacturingMore
Inspire In Utah ResourcesCurated tools & information to help women entrepreneursWomenMore
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)America's tax collection agencyLegal ResourcesMore
Kem C. Gardner InstitutePrepares economic, demographic & public policy research that helps Utah prosperResearchMore
Lassonde Entrepreneur InstituteA hub for student entrepreneurs at the University of UtahNetworking; Training & SkillsMore
Living Color UtahProvides resources for Utah's diverse population (commissioned by Salt Lake City Corp.)Networking; LGBTQ+; Multicultural; WomenMore
MEP CenterUtah's official representative of the MEP National Network & founder of the Utah-MEP AllianceNetworking; Training & Skills; Advanced Manufacturing More
Pando LabsThe mountain entrepreneur ecosystemNetworking; Training & SkillsMore
PIVOT CenterPartners for innovation, ventures, outreach & technology at the University of UtahNetworking; TechnologyMore
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)Helps Utah businesses compete in the government marketplaceGovernment Contracts; Training & SkillsMore
Resources for Veteran-Owned's list of resources for veteran entrepreneursVeteran More
Revolving Loan Fund's list of revolving loan fund grantees in UtahAccess to CapitalMore
Rural Coordinating CouncilSupports rural Utah communities & economiesResearch; Multicultural; RuralMore
SCOREProvides free business mentoring & educational opportunities across UtahTraining & Skills More
Silicon SlopesA hub for Utah's startup & tech community Networking; TechnologyMore
Small Business Administration (SBA)Provides counseling, capital & contracting expertiseAccess to Capital; Training & SkillsMore
Small Business Administration Size StandardsTable of small business size standards matched to North American Industry Classification System CodesLegal ResourcesMore
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)Provides training, tools & free consultations Access to Capital; Training & SkillsMore
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Non-dilutive R&D funding with assistance from the Utah Innovation CenterAccess to Capital; Training & SkillsMore
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)Non-dilutive R&D funding with assistance from the Utah Innovation CenterAccess to Capital; Training & SkillsMore
Sorenson Impact FoundationInvests in innovative social entrepreneurs looking to solve the world's most pressing issues Access to Capital More
Southern Utah Entrepreneurship HubA coordinated network of federal, state & local business service providersAccess to Capital; Business Registration; Licensing; Training & SkillsMore
Statewide Tourism PartnersStatewide partners of the Utah Office of TourismInternational Business; Tourism More
Suazo Business CenterResource for minority-owned businessesTraining & Skills; MulticulturalMore
Tax IncentivesFinancial incentives for local & out-of-state companies seeking to expand or relocate to UtahInternational Business; Location Selection; Advanced Manufacturing; Aerospace; Financial Services; Healthcare; Life Sciences; Technology More
The Mill Entrepreneurship CenterVeterans business resource centerResearch; Training & Skills; Veteran More
Directory of AssociationsDirectory of trade associations located in UtahInternational Business; NetworkingMore
U.S. CongressNational legislative bodyLegal ResourcesMore
U.S. Economic Development AdministrationA Utah government directoryLegal ResourcesMore
U.S. Export Assistance CenterProvides counseling & a variety of products & services to assist small & midsized U.S. businesses in exporting their products & servicesInternational BusinessMore
U.S. Patent & Trademark OfficeA resource for understanding, searching for & applying for trademarksBusiness Registration; Legal ResourcesMore
Utah Advanced Materials & Manufaturing Industry (UAMMI)Assures the growth & sustainability of Utah’s advanced material & manufacturing industryTraining & Skills; Advanced Manufacturing More
University of Utah Research ParkA research hub intended to stimulate economic development in the state & retain talent by providing convenient access to research jobsLocation Selection; ResearchMore
USBCIHelps small businesses gain access to capitalAccess to Capital; Training & Skills; Multicultural; WomenMore
USDA Rural Development - UtahSupports rural prosperity in Utah by investing in modern infrastructureAccess to Capital; Grants; Location Selection; RuralMore
Utah Administrative RulesA compilation of administrative rules & Utah's equivalent to the Code of Federal RegulationsLegal ResourcesMore
Utah Association of ChambersA coordinating organization for statewide chambers of commerceNetworkingMore
Utah Association of CountiesA statewide organization of Utah's 29 countiesAccounting; Legal Resources; Networking; Research; Training & Skills More
Utah Association of CPAsA professional organization for Utah CPAsAccounting; Networking; Training & SkillsMore
Utah Bankers AssociationProfessional & trade association for Utah's commercial banks, savings banks & industrial loan corporationsNetworking; Financial ServicesMore
Utah Business BridgeA virtual networking series about small business resourcesNetworking; Training & SkillsMore
Utah Department of Commerce – Division of Occupational & Professional LicensingProtects the public & enhances commerce through licensing & regulationBusiness Registration; Licensing More
Utah Department of Veterans & AffairsBusiness resources for veteransResearch; Training & Skills; Veteran More
Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS)Statewide employment & public assistance programsBusiness Registration; Grants; Training & Skills; VeteranMore
Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) – Economic DataUtah economic data by categoryResearchMore
Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial CodeHelps facilitate corporate & commercial code filings & provides reliable information to the publicBusiness Registration; Legal ResourceMore
Utah FoundersA resource directory for entrepreneursNetworking; Access to Capital; Training & SkillsMore
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic OpportunityCultivates prosperity, future-proofs Utah’s economy, & works with business at the speed of businessGrants; International Business; Training & Skills; Rural More
Utah Innovation CenterA catalyst for technology innovation in UtahAccess to Capital; Training & Skills; TechnologyMore
Utah League of Cities & TownsRepresents municipal government interests at the state & federal levelsNetworking; Training & SkillsMore
Utah Manufacturers AssociationThe voice of the manufacturing community in UtahNetworking; Training & Skills; Advanced ManufacturingMore
Utah Micro Loan FundProvides small business loans & free business advising for underserved entrepreneursAccess to Capital; Training & Skills; Multicultural; WomenMore
Utah Regional Economic Development OfficesA list of regional economic development offices statewideTraining & SkillsMore
Utah Residential Broadband MapA map of Utah's residential broadband providersLocation Selection; Technology; RuralMore
Utah State BarGoverns the practice of law in UtahLegal ResourcesMore
Utah State LegislatureUtah's bicameral government bodyLegal ResourcesMore
Utah State Tax CommissionConducts quasi-judicial hearings on state tax matters Business Registration; Legal Resources; Training & SkillsMore
Utah Code IndexA compilation of the laws of the state passed by the legislature & arranged by subjectLegal ResourcesMore
Utah System of Technical CollegesA statewide network of eight technical collegesTraining & SkillsMore
Utah Tech University – Atwood Innovation PlazaBusiness Resource Center, makerspace, startup incubatorLegal Resources; Training & SkillsMore
Utah-MEPProvides manufacturing improvement services to Utah manufacturersTraining & Skills; Advanced Manufacturing; RuralMore
VentureCapital.orgUtah's venture capital headquartersAccess to Capital; Training & Skills; Veteran; WomenMore
Wasatch Innovation NetworkCollaborate on innovation, planning, talent recruitment & economic prosperity for the Wasatch FrontNetworking; Training & SkillsMore
WeROCWomen Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital - by VentureCapital.orgAccess to Capital; Networking; Training & Skills; Multicultural; WomenMore
Women Tech CouncilOffers mentoring, visibility, opportunities & networking to women in the technology sectorNetworking; Training & Skills; Technology; WomenMore
Women’s Business Center of UtahHelps women start & grow businessesNetworking; Training & Skills; WomenMore
World Trade Center UtahAccelerates growth for Utah companies through global networks, programs & servicesGrants; International Business; NetworkingMore
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