Women's Business Center of Utah Blog

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Creative Reuse and Repurposing

Maximizing Resources:
Creative Re-use and Re-purposing

I’m in the car with my dad on a hot South Texas summer day coming home from the store, and he spies a dresser on the curb in our neighborhood. It’s perfect, he says, grabbing the wheeled platform from the garage. Let’s go! He somehow convinced my brother and me to go on this mission – and to push the rolling dresser back to the house for him. Read More

My Experiences with Mentors and How I Strive to Return the Favor

My Experiences with Mentors
and How I Strive to Return the Favor

When asked to write about mentoring, I first referred to definitions of a mentor and other articles on mentoring. Only a few things resonated with me and my experiences throughout the years. My mentors did not really follow the rules nor the mold of a mentor. But that’s probably why I am so fortunate to have the career I have today. Read More

Celebrating 20 Years at the WBC

Celebrating 20 Years at the WBC: Looking Back

An Interview with the Former WBC Executive Director Ramona Rudart

Q: What was it like when the Women’s Business Center first started?

A: Because all of our work had to be done within the time parameters of the OWBO grant, the initial phase of the WBC felt like building a road while trying to drive on it. Read More

Buyer Personas: Marketing is Just Helping and Selling is Easy

Buyer Personas:
When Marketing is Just Helping, Selling is Easy

One of the first marketing lessons I was taught was this: if you try to orient your marketing efforts to everyone, you’ll end up marketing to no one. In other words, when someone asks you who your product or service would be good for, and you reply, “Everyone would love it!”, I’ve got some news for you: you’re going to spend a lot of time and money on marketing that will yield little results. Read More

3 Steps to Building a Business Brand

Help! Should I really spend my money on design?

The short answer is absolutely.

Yes. Yes. Yes. And another yes. And no, I don’t sell branding services – so this is not a sales pitch.

The toughest part about starting a business is that you have limited funds. What should you invest in? This is when you get taken for a ride the most, because advice is coming at you from all corners. Read More

Updates to Business Licenses

Business Licensing is a constantly evolving line of work. It requires quite a bit of research into state laws and local municipal codes to ensure that any business coming into a city is doing so in a manner that follows any applicable laws. The duty of any Business License Official is to look into any changes in these laws and assist businesses in keeping updated on them as well. Some of the most recent laws that went into effect may affect your business, and it is best to learn what may apply to you. Here are some highlights from the 2017 legislative session. Read More


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