OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Small Business Development Center will hold its first Smart Start business seminar in Spanish at 10 a.m. on Sept. 30 at the Business Information Center (2444 Washington Blvd.).
The free two-hour seminar focuses on starting a small business in Utah. Different aspects of starting a new venture will be covered, including choosing a business structure (sole proprietor, LLC, etc.), getting assistance from government agencies, obtaining licensing and identification, attaining financing, creating a business plan and more.
"The Hispanic population is a very important segment of the economy and many Hispanics are very entrepreneurial," said Beverly King, director of the SBDC. "We feel that by providing the services of the Small Business Development Center in Spanish, we will make it easier for these entrepreneurs to understand the many complexities of operating a business in Utah. We welcome any opportunity to bring business training and consulting to anyone in northern Utah."
Mark Atkinson, a continuing education program developer at the university, translated the coursework and will be the instructor.
By the end of the year, translation should be complete for the Money Smart and Market Smart seminars, also offered through the Small Business Development Center. Money Smart focuses on accounting and finance, while Market Smart gives tips on creating and executing a marketing plan.
The Small Business Development Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.