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Join the UIBC Board of Directors

Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) has a few new openings on our board of directors! If you’re an owner or manager of a local, small businesses and you have the desire to help other business owners like yourself, you may be a a good candidate. Our board is comprised of some of Utah most’s innovative […]

Homelessness and its Impact on Local, Small Business

The problem of homelessness negatively impacts our entire community – including local, small-businesses. Homeless encampments near retail businesses and restaurants present difficulties for small business owners who are already struggling with labor shortages and ongoing challenges related to COVID. On August 25th, Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) presented a virtual discussion on practical and compassionate […]

Calling all members and friends of UIBC! Take our UIBC Planning Survey

The past year and a half has been perilous for independently-owned local businesses in Utah. From lockdowns to mask compliance to navigating PPP loans, many business owners were dealt the biggest challenges of their lives. Some small businesses have only survived due to the innovative thinking and sheer perseverance of their owners and employees. I […]

The New COVID Relief Package Provides Additional Help For Small Business Owners And Employees Who Need Help With Health Care Coverage

March 12, 2021 This week’s passing of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus federal relief package is good news for small business owners in Utah. Among the many benefits of the bill, small business owners or employees who get health insurance through the Healthcare.gov exchange will have more help in paying their premiums through increased subsidies. Additionally, […]

Event Recap: Independent Business Forum on COVID-19 – Economic Outlook Edition – Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

 Utah small businesses have spent much of the past ten months scrambling to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. While the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet won, with a vaccine becoming more widely available, we’re setting our hopes for a good year of economic recovery for Utah. 2021 will be the year of […]

Finding Inspiration: Utah Small Business that Pivoted, Reinvented, & Persevered to Weather the Pandemic

Event Recap: “Finding Inspiration: Utah Small Business that Pivoted, Reinvented, & Persevered to Weather the Pandemic”

The past year was brutal for many Utah small businesses. While some small businesses sadly ceased to exist, many businesses made it through, and some have even thrived against all odds. How did they do it? What made the difference? What can we learn from these businesses to apply to our own businesses in 2021? […]