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. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Brigetta – brigetta@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. 

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Northern Utah

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

Connie Yengich

Connie is the Lead Business Advisor for the Women’s Business Center. She has over 20 years of business experience, and even began her own construction consulting company in 2001. She’s financially savvy, with experience working with both Zions Bank and KeyBank. Best of all, Connie has a passion for helping other women be successful, and she is always happy to lend a helping hand.

Lori Haslem

Lori Haslem has owned and operated her own business for the past 7 yerars while being a wife, and mother of 4 in Vernal, Utah. She discovered her true passion of helping entrepreneurs after becoming an instructor on how to start your own business, then later becoming a start-up specialist at the Vernal Innovation Hub. There is nothing more rewarding than watching an entrepreneur grow and succeed and she is ready to help you do it. 

Leisa Wallace

As an experience author, business owner, and business advisor, Leisa Wallace has spent the majority of her life honing her craft as an entrepreneur. She is a DIY (do it yourself) obsessed and loves helping creatives turn their talents into profitable business. Her skills include, but are not limited to… branding, advertising, social media marketing, and website design. Leisa loves being anywhere there is sunshine and water, reading writing, and hanging out with her two cats, two dogs, two goats, two children, and 1 husband.

Southern & Eastern Utah

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

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Sarah Barstow

Sarah Barstow moved to Moab in 1997, and fell head over heals in love with the desert. In 2003, she opened up her own boutique, and spent nearly 2 decades learning and living the ins and outs of a successful business ownership (while also raising 2 boys, and writing 2 humorous kids books – which are really for parents & the daily challenges they encounter). She knows how amazing it feels to turn a dream into reality, and wants to share that feeling with you!

Training

Join a group of women just like you and better your businesses together.

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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.

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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