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The Orem Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at Utah Valley University is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get started in business and helping small businesses grow. If you’re a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur at any stage of development, the SBDC consultants provide professional one-on-one business consulting in scaling, launching, and growing a business so that you can accomplish your objectives.

Offering training, workshops, and collaborating with a network of resources statewide, we ensure our clients that they’ll get the best professional assistance they need to succeed. Our services are free of charge and focus on: Growing Revenues, Securing Funding, Product/Service Validation, Financial Analysis, Market Research, Business Plan Creation, Branding, Marketing, Management & Skills Training. Call 801-862-8230 or visit uvu.edu/sbdc to schedule an appointment with an SBDC business advisor.

 

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USTAR Central Outreach office is located at the Utah Valley University’s Business Resource Center. In the heart of Utah’s fast growing Technology Startup community, USTAR Central is positioned to work closely with computer technology companies, universities, economic development professionals, start-ups and innovators in the region.

USTAR Central focuses on the areas of Robotics and Internet of Things technologies. Supporting economic development across the state through the acceleration of technologies in Robotics and IoT industries is the driving goal for this outreach office. The RIoT (Robotics and Internet of Things) program includes regular industry events to connect enthusiasts, scientists, engineers, investors and business professionals around the Internet of Things.  With an estimated 50 Billion items projected by Cisco to connect to the Internet of Things by 2020, it is easy to see how vital Internet of Things products will be over the next several years.

Because each project and business faces unique challenges on the path from concept to commercialization USTAR Central offers a variety of support including connecting entrepreneurs to resources through industry events and meet ups, access to technical experts, business training, access to product development centers and information about potential funding sources such as investors and federal and state grant programs. Call Donna Milakovic, Director, at 385-335-5300 for more information.

 

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At least 95% of what we do in our day-to-day lives is determined by our subconscious thoughts. So as marketers and business leaders how do you reach into that subconscious and really understand it? Here at the Vivint SMARTLab we have the answer!

By using state of the art technology such as eye-tracking, GSR (galvanic skin response), and EEG (electroencepholography), we can show you what your clients look at, and the specific emotions they are experiencing when they look there. Now imagine applying this knowledge towards designing websites, ads, products, packaging, commercials, product placement, the list goes on and on and is limited only by your creativity.

The Vivint SMARTLab will help you in the following areas: defining your needs as a company, putting together and running a test tailored to those needs, gathering test participants, and providing you with precise, actionable intelligence that you can implement directly into your marketing campaigns. Please feel free to contact us at (801) 863-6886 or come by our lab to get a firsthand look at what we can do for you. Call Dale Jolley at 801-863-7218 for more information.

 

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iMpact UTAH works directly with manufacturers in areas such as cost control and reduction, technology deployment, skill development, quality system analysis and creation, process analysis and improvement, facility design and layout, and pursuing other world-class manufacturing initiatives. iMpact UTAH works to identify and implement best practices that lead to increased profitability through training, certification and advising. iMpact UTAH doesn’t make the products you buy, we make the companies you buy them from better! Call Kathy Taylor at 801-863-8637 for more information.

 

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PTAC helps Utah small businesses to find, bid and win procurement opportunities with federal, state, and local government entities.  Through one-on-one and group counseling PTAC educates and assists Utah businesses to more effectively compete in the government marketplace.

PTAC provides a bid-matching service to help businesses identify relevant contracting opportunities and then offers technical assistance on many aspects of the government contracting process including, but not limited to, B2G marketing, diversity program eligibility and solicitation response document review.

PTAC can also assist Utah contractors/vendors/suppliers with other aspects of the procurement process including government contracting readiness assessment, GSA assistance and/or eligibility and registration for government contracting set-aside programs. Call Alex Quayson-Sackey at 801-863-8713 or email him at aquayson@utah.gov for more information.

 

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For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education. Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. SCORE volunteers pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Call Dan Wallace, SCORE Central Chapter and State Director, at 801-863-5744 or email him at dwallace@uvu.edu for more information.

 

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Since 1987, edcUtah has worked with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the expansion of local Utah businesses. edcUtah is a private nonprofit organization. Contact Russ Fotheringham at 801-863-7546 or rfotheringham@edcutah.org for more information.