Advising & Training

Build your confidence & knowledge to run a killer business.

WBCUtah offers individualized and group support to help you learn and develop business ownership skills. To get the most out of our services, participate in our female-focused workshops, webinars and courses and compliment them with free one-on-one sessions with a business advisor. COVID-19 UPDATE: All of our services are currently virtual.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Michelle, michelle@wbcutah.org

Meet Your Business Advisors

Pulling from their own experience, our business advisors can help seasoned and aspiring women business owners alike. To get started, create a client profile and then request a session.

WBCUtah is able to offer individualized women-focused business advising at no cost to you because the expense is covered by taxpayer dollars through SBA grants and other funders.

NO SHOWS: When you miss an appointment, our talented advisor’s time is wasted, which could have been utilized in assisting another woman business owner. If you are unable to make your appointment, please be courteous and cancel or reschedule at the earliest moment possible. If you no show more than twice we reserve the right to discontinue free advising to you. 

Northern Utah

Counties served: Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wastach & Weber.

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Efi Neofitos

Efi comes from a family of entrepreneurship. Ever since she was young she helped her family in their restaurants.  She also managed her own clientele while renting two stations in a booth rental salon being booked out 3 weeks at any given time.  She has experience in quick service operations, and the service industry in general.   She understands the pains growth quickly can have on a business and team and wants to help business owners build a strong foundation.  She is fluent in English, Greek and Spanish. So if you need to have a consultation in those languages, she is your person.

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Leisa Wallace

Creative expert and published author Leisa Wallace joins WBCutah as a consultant. As an experienced author and business owner, Leisa specializes in helping other creatives hone their skills into a profitable business. Including, branding, advertising, social media marketing, and website design for the DIYer.

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Talia Hansen

Talia can support emerging entrepreneurs through the ideation process as they develop a customer-focused product or service. Help established small businesses pivot to create new marketing strategies.  Work with all businesses to connect them to COVID relief programs and local resources.  Coach business owners to develop business plan frameworks to serve as a roadmap that gives direction to the business.

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Kait Hatzidakis

Kait moved to Salt Lake City in 2015. She is a SLCC Alumni and Serial Entrepreneur. Having written over 1,000 business plans, Kait specializes in startups, business strategy, and organic marketing techniques. After being laid off from a startup in 2017, she started her first freelance writing business while attending SLCC. She is infinitely inspired by her grandmother and grandfather who currently run their own Fine Arts company, touring the south-eastern United States art show circuit.

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Southern & Eastern Utah

Counties served: Beaver, Carbon, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington and Wayne.

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Sarah Barstow

Sarah Barstow is excited to share her 18 years of business experience with you. Her skillset includes business creation, rent negotiation, employees, financial & time management, pivoting due to changing trends (or global pandemics), customer service, securing loans/grants, marketing, social media, creative talent/design & more.

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Kara Laws

Business Advisor – Kara specializes in marketing and businesses systems. She helps business owners go from chaos and endless hours of work to more free time, less stress, and more profits. She is also a ton of fun.

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Katie Sparks

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Training

Join a group of women just like you and better your businesses together. Due to COVID-19, all trainings are happening online via video conference.

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Annual Events

We have a lineup of popular training and special events throughout the year that support, teach and inspire. Check out our calendar for dates and details.

Pitch Perfect: Master Your Funding Pitch (February)
Pitch Perfect: Master Your Funding Pitch (February)

Learn from business pros and lenders how to craft the perfect pitch and have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback. The clinic will consist of multiple practice sessions, prizes, refreshments and networking.

Sweet Success (February)
Sweet Success (February)

Growing Into Small Business

Come partake in an afternoon full of delicious sweets at our dessert bar and hear the success stories of some of WBCUtah’s clients.

International Women's Day (March)
International Women's Day (March)

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day! Enjoy a panel of women who have taken their business internationally through exporting and importing. Indulge in light hors d’oeuvres while networking with fellow entrepreneurs. This event is presented in collaboration with the World Trade Center Utah.

VENT (March)
VENT (March)

Welcome to VENT, a speaker series of real entrepreneurs who take the stage to share their failures in business and what they learned from them.

Recipe for Success (April)
Recipe for Success (April)

Recipe for Success is a three-day celebration of female entrepreneurs who are making Utah more delicious. The event consists of trainings for aspiring food industry entrepreneurs and a resource fair full of businesses that can assist entrepreneurs in starting a food-related business.

Women in Business Summer Social (August)
Women in Business Summer Social (August)

The annual summer social held in August is a fundraising event which brings together prominent Utah women for a fun evening of live music, mingling, booths, silent auction, and delicious food all in support of the Women’s Business Center of Utah.

Step Away & Recharge (September)
Step Away & Recharge (September)

Business Owner's Half Day Retreat

Come enjoy a half day retreat with fellow women business owners. This retreat will open with yoga and have exciting hands-on sessions throughout the retreat. Get away from your desk to recharge, learn, be inspired, and feel empowered!

Women & Business Conference (November)
Women & Business Conference (November)

Salt Lake Chamber's Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo ATHENA Awards Luncheon is the primary fundraiser for the Women’s Business Center of Utah. A full day of informative breakout sessions and inspirational speakers that recognize the accomplishments of those helping make a difference here in our local community.

WBCUtah Appreciation Breakfast (November)
WBCUtah Appreciation Breakfast (November)

WBUtah hosts an appreciation breakfast to recognize and thank our clients, supporters, partners and volunteers. We share the updated output and impact of our services on women business owners statewide, as well as the current state of women business ownership in Utah. We review recent accomplishments and what is on the horizon for WBCUtah and the clients we serve.

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