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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, […]

Join Us For UIBC’s Economic Outlook for Small Businesses + Legislative Wrap Up on March 25th!

Small business owners in Utah are pinning our hopes on a fast economic recovery this year! Join Utah Independent Business Coalition (UIBC) on Thursday, March 25th at 12 noon to hear economic insights from Rep. Robert Spendlove. Representative Spendlove proudly serves in the Utah House of Representatives, where he was elected in 2014. He represents […]

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? […]

UIBC’s Independent Business Forum on COVID-19 Thurs., June 18th @ 12 Noon

We want to sincerely thank Blake Thomas, Director of Regional Economic Development for Salt Lake County, and everyone who attended last week’s virtual forum on COVID-19. The topic was Salt Lake County’s Small Business Impact Grant for businesses affected by COVID-19. You can view the video from June 18th here: Until the next forum, we […]