Orem

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Serving Utah and Wasatch Counties

The Orem Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Utah Valley University is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get started in business and help small businesses grow. Professional consultants at the center are passionate to see your business thrive and are available Monday-Friday between 7:30am-9pm to answer questions. The Orem SBDC serves Utah and Wasatch counties and collaborates with a network of resources statewide to ensure clients get the best professional assistance needed to succeed.

One of Utah Valley University’s top three initiatives is to be the primary economic development generator for Utah and Wasatch Counties. The Orem Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has offices at both campuses to help entrepreneurs get started in business, and to help small businesses during each stage of development. Our center offers four SBDC professional consultants that carry specialties in nearly every business field, and, have a wealth of experience to draw upon for one-on-one consulting sessions. In addition, each month, the Orem Center offers free classes on a variety of business management subjects, taught by professionals from the community.

Contact us at 801-863-8230 to receive a copy of our monthly email newsletter. We service an array of businesses including: part time “stay-at-home moms,” Internet businesses, small mom and pop stores, medium sized retailers, and large manufacturing centers with 75 employees. We provide these services at no charge to you with generous support from the Small Business Administration. Let us help you make your dream come true – call us today for an appointment.

  • Secret to Success:
    “Success comes from perseverance! You need to have a long-term vision for your business and know it won’t be easy. You’ve got to make it through the hard times, but it will pay off in the end.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “I talk to as many people as I can. People who have ‘been there, done that’ and understand what it takes to be successful. Like the SBDC.”
  • Secret to Success:
    "Our success is the result of treating each of our clients as partners and building long-term relationships. We view our clients success as our own.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “You have to love the people and take care of them.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “Know your key elements for success and do not deviate from them.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “Hard work - long hours and a strong will to make it work."
  • Secret to Success:
    “Starting a business is not easy! Be prepared for it to take longer than you expect and cost more then you expect, but it’s worth it. Some day’s you’ll feel it’s easier to quit, but if you stay focused and are determined, the hard work will pay off."
  • Secret to Success:
    "Persistence, persistence, persistence! It took 100% dedication and more to make our project work. Sticking to the plan no matter how hard it was is the key to our success."
  • Secret to Success:
    "I believe in what I do and I believe in offering the best that I can. I offer a unique and needed service and I stared my business as debt free as possible."
  • Secret to Success:
    "The Orem SBDC critiqued our business plan so we could procure $50,000 to buy startup inventory. With Ken’s help we created a partnership agreement that should keep us going for ward. When we needed additional expansion capital, the SBDC helped us with our fast pitch to secure ‘big’ money from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank."
  • Secret to Success:
    "Secret to business success was linking with Ken Fakler, my persistence and not knowing any better than to keep working."
  • Secret to Success:
    "We take a dress someone has hanging in their closet and make them some money while allowing a high school girl an opportunity to go to a dance in her dream dress for a fraction of the price."