SBDC Best Business Idea Competition Sponsors


The Utah SBDC and SUU's Small Business Development Center

Mission: To be Southern Utah's leader in facilitating small business development and entrepreneurship education. Cutting edge technology and professional networking creates the ability to provide affordable, comprehensive, and innovative programs that reflect a rapidly changing small business climate. Services: The Small Business Development Center at SUU engages in numerous activities to help start-up and existing small businesses gain a competitive advantage.

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Small Business Administration

SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. Find out which method of financing is right for you! Training: SBA's training resources are designed to assist new and prospective small business owners. Get started online or at a training center near you!

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Southern Utah University

Through our more than 110 year history, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training institution to its current role as a comprehensive, regional university offering graduate, baccalaureate, associate and technical programs. People of the region look to the University for skill development opportunities, major academic specialties, outreach services, cultural and athletic activities, economic and business development, and regional archives.

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Southwest Technology College

Southwest Technology College is Southern Utah's best resource for students and working adults to gain the high technical skill levels and work habits required for career success. Southwest Tech offers technical programs in Beaver, Garfield, Iron and Kane counties in: Information Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Health Science, and more.

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Cedar City Chamber of Commerce

The Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce supports business opportunities, provides resources, fosters partnerships with our member businesses and promotes a positive image for our business community. When you join the Chamber you are taking a big step toward strengthening your business.

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Cedar City Iron County Economic Development

The Office of Economic Development is committed to countywide economic development. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth, and recruitment of companies to Iron County and Cedar City while focusing on community strengths, resources, and environment. Since its creation in 1988, the Office of Economic Development has attracted numerous new manufacturing enterprises, retail shops and other businesses to the area.

Hughes and Associates Inc.

The Hughes & Associates Team goes beyond the typical professional services firm with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of finance and accounting for small to medium-sized businesses.

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Kohler & Eyre

Kohler & Eyre CPAs has been serving clients Nationwide for over 11 years. We pride ourselves in communication, thinking outside the box and implement a proprietary checklist of tax strategies with all of our clients.

Leavitt Group

Our clients benefit from competitive, sophisticated insurance and risk management solutions. Leavitt Group's team of insurance professionals consists of individuals with a wide range of experience, many of whom are considered regional and national leaders in their respective fields.

Plumbers Stock

Professional plumbers and do-it-yourselfers alike call on us when they need fixtures or plumbing parts at fair prices. As leaders in the home improvement industry, we carry more than just plumbing supply. After years of experience providing our customers with discount plumbing supplies, we are confident that we can earn and keep your business.

Staheli West Inc.

Staheli West Inc. was started in 2009 as a way to design and build machines that improve the way farmers live. The patented DewPoint 6110 was created in order to enable hay growers to bale high quality hay with the ability to control baling moisture conditions.

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Women's Business Center of Utah

The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) is a nonprofit organization that helps Utah women build confidence, create opportunities, and experience success in business ownership. We believe any woman can start and run a successful business with the right skills, resources, and support.

Zions Bank

Dedicated to supporting economic development in the communities it serves, Zions Bank is a consistent market leader in US Small Business Administration lending and is known for its local decision making.

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