The Small Business Council exists to provide small businesses with program-specific resources to help them grow. The SBC programs help business owners develop connections, gain local name recognition and provide a voice with local and state governments to ensure the regulatory climate advances the small business agenda.
SBC PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
The SBC promotes small businesses individually and collectively. One of the signature initiatives of the SBC is the Business Spotlight program. Committee members interview business owners and leaders and promote them through Chamber social media channels, on the Chamber website, and weekly newsletter. The committee oversees other various promotional efforts for small business including annual Shop-local initiatives.
Spotlight Your Business!
To have your business spotlighted, complete the online questionnaire including submitting photos of your business.
The council is the voice of small business to the Chamber’s legislative efforts. The SBC pays close attention to local and state legislative efforts that impact small businesses. A committee representative sits on the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee to ensure small business interests are met, particularly during the annual Utah State legislative session held January – March.
The SBC helps businesses develop effective relationships with government-assisted business services including the state’s Small Business Development Services (SBDC) managed through Weber State University and Ogden City’s Business Information Center (BIC). Both organizations assist small businesses get access to funding and training resources critical to success. The committee also works closely with county municipalities to provide start-up information to businesses as part of the business licensing process.
The Small Business Council meets monthly as a group to develop programs and discuss ways to help Weber-based small businesses. Members also work in between monthly meetings by identifying, interviewing and promoting small businesses as part of the Chamber’s business spotlight program.
To join, contact Small Business Council Liaison, Jessica Anderson at (385) 264-7632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.