Small Business Planning & Operations Advisors

The Chamber of Commerce has business relationships with individuals and member organizations that can provide a wealth of information to help you start up and grow your business.  The following Small Business Advisors offer up to two (2) hours of specialized advisement to the public in their area of expertise.
  • Michael Anaya
    MBA Wealth Strategies

    Having been an entrepreneur for twenty years, Michael fully understands the challenges and rewards of owning and operating a small business.

    As a New York Life Agent, Michael has assisted employees and business owners alike in creating individualized plans and enabling them to meet their financial goals. He specializes in Life, Disability and Long Term Health Insurance, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Succession Planning and Retirement Income Solutions.

    Michael and Brittany live in North Ogden and have seven children. Michael’s passion is his family and serving the youth in the area, where he volunteers as a coach and serves on the Weber-Davis Boys and Girls Club.


  • Gregory Cassat
    Director – Business Resource Center, Zions Bank

    Greg brings a strong background in education and military. He previously served as a professional coach at the Professional Education Institute, helping students build businesses, acquire real estate and gain building blocks necessary to success. He is also a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army. In his time with the military, he has served as a special projects manager and as an associate dean, and later the assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

    Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University. He is currently completing an Executive MBA at the University of Utah.

    310 S. Main St. Ste 101
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    (801) 844-7903

  • Jay Garrett
    Utah Pipebursting, LLC

    Jay Garrett has started, owned, built or rebuilt 17 different companies ranging in time and space from computer consulting in the 1980’s to concert ticketing, construction and pipe bursting.

    Jay Garrett’s job moved him from Southern California to Ogden, Utah, 20 years ago. That job ended when the company eliminated his pipe bursting division; so Jay started a company, Utah Pipebursting. He excels at growing specialty companies because he understands how to set himself and his companies apart from the competition and because he personally knows when and how to ask for professional help.

    He is the first person, and the first company, to complete a triple burst. He was recognized in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as the Ogden area plumber of the year. Jay was the only contractor from the Western United Sates to serve on the committee that wrote the guidelines for lateral pipe bursting and was a 2017 Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year finalist.

    He currently owns and runs Royal Flush drain cleaners, Utah Pipebursting, Western States Pipebursting and We’ve Got You Covered, a company that takes care of all the tasks like bookkeeping and HR that most business owners want nothing to do with. Jay speaks and presents throughout the United States.

    (801) 920-3178

  • Dave Hardman
    State Farm Agency

    Dave Hardman received a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing. He also serves as a Chamber of Commerce Spiker and in other associations.

    5929 Fashion Point Dr. #300
    Ogden, Utah 84403

    (801) 416-8071

  • Josh Tebbs
    The Buckner Company

    Josh has 20 years of experience in restaurant management and business consulting. His service as Vice President of Operations, and as a Business Consulting Partner for ten different corporations, makes Josh an expert in the restaurant and retail industries.

    Josh works for The Buckner Company – specializing in construction, manufacturing & distributing, general contracting, cyber security and medium to large retail and restaurant industries. Josh loves to work with startup companies as he is involved with three other boot strapped companies.

    Other experience includes; e-commerce management, SEO optimization, WordPress site building, AMS and product design and development.

    Josh was born and raised in Utah. He moved to the Pacific Northwest for a few years, and eventually returned back to Utah. He loves the outdoors and sports. Josh, his wife Rachel and three kids reside in Plain City, Utah.

    2225 Washington Blvd., Suite 210
    Ogden, UT 84401

    (801) 866-0833