Zara Ahmed and Abby Pfunder, owners of Raclette Machine, met in a cheese shop in 2011. They first served Raclette together at their wedding. Raclette is a popular dish in Switzerland and France where a wheel of cheese is heated and the melty cheese is scraped off and served.
When Angela Wright acquired Bingham Cyclery from the previous owners in 2015, it was the culmination of her career. Angela received her MBA from the University of Utah, had already owned a few businesses, and had been biking all her life. Her first job was at a bike shop, and she had come full circle.
Visit The Stockist Instagram page and you will see faces of local entrepreneurs all over. Owner Helen Wade began highlighting business owners when she was looking for new Instagram models. Victoria from Proletariat Barber volunteered to model some of her clothes. She got such positive feedback she decided to make it a regular addition to her social media. She highlights businesses she loves and uses, ones that she wants to see succeed.
Romina Rasmussen, as a child, dreamed of being U.S. Secretary of State. After growing up in Utah, she left for college and some post-college time abroad. She always loved baking with friends but didn’t consider it as a career until she lived in Hong Kong. When she returned to the U.S. she spent some time working in a corporate environment but felt bounced around and taken advantage of.
SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2018) – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the addition of nine new Women’s Business Centers, including one in Cedar City, Utah. The opening of these new centers will provide assistance and resources to entrepreneurs in new and expanded markets around the nation.
In today’s hectic world, it can be very challenging to keep your passion and energy as an entrepreneur. Business owners are being bombarded with daily task, challenges and strains on relationships that can lead one to lose focus and therefore, their passion in their own dream. Over the many years of my own entrepreneurial endeavors and coaching hundreds of clients through their own crazy journey, the following are some ways to assist you in staying on track and enjoying every piece of your dream.
Preparing to Apply for a Loan
The commercial loan process can be daunting for both the new and seasoned business owner. Following are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for the loan process.
The Formerly Reluctant Entrepreneur
Almost a year ago, I wrote my first post for this blog, The Reluctant Entrepreneur. Since then, I have interacted with amazing guest authors for the blog, attended WBC Business Essentials and Jump Start trainings almost weekly, completed the Build Your Dream Company Course twice, worked with WBC Business Consultant Deb Bilbao to create an Online Jump Start course, toured Southeastern Utah for our rural Virtual WBC launch events, and actually started my own business, Valkyrie Studios LLC.