General business advice
Whether you're looking to start a new business or grow an existing one, a business advisor can be a valuable asset to help you reach your goals. Check out the organizations below to learn more about how they can help you with your business needs.
The SBDC offers FREE business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of business topics. With nearly 1,000 centers nationwide, the SBDC is a robust network of business professionals who can give you real-world business advice.
The Suazo Business Center is a business resource committed to the development and empowerment of the Latino/Hispanic and other underserved communities. Suazo offers low-cost business advising and business educational services.
The Mill Entrepreneurship Center provides space, education, professional networking, and access to resources for individuals wanting to start a small business or grow an existing one.
The Women’s Business Center of Utah’s Northern Office serves business owners across the Northern half of the state. They offer free one-on-one business advising, free group trainings, and 24/7 access to webinars.
The Salt Lake Center of Opportunity Partnership (CO-OP) seeks to connect small businesses in Opportunity Communities with the resources they need to grow and thrive.
Licensing, permitting, and registration
At a minimum, you need a business license to legally operate a business, and the nature of your business may require you to get additional licenses or permits. The links below will connect you to some of the common governmental organizations you may for your business.
For all things related to business licensing and permitting, click here to see Salt Lake County's main Licensing and Permitting page, and click the link specific to your needs.
To access the MSD's Planning and Development Public Portal, click here to create an account on the Cityworks platform.
To register a new business, update or renew an existing business, or reinstate a business, click here to see the DCCC's main page.
Financing and taxes
The IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center has a wealth of information regarding small business and self-employment taxes, as well as information on starting and operating businesses and more.
The Utah State Tax Commission's Sales and Use Tax page offers comprehensive information on Utah sales tax.