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Three Fundamentals for Winning at Crowdfunding

By Bryce Hansen, Salt Lake SBDC

Crowdfunding has become a bona fide way to fund the purchase of molds and inventory of physical products, while also offering some validation in the market for the product.

I have found three fundamentals that ought to be done, so that you or more likely to have success with your own crowdfunding campaign.

First, build up your following of people interested in your product before you go “Live” with your campaign.  This takes time

Salt Lake Community College Welcomes First Minority Business Center Director

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) recently named Sidni Shorter, PsyD, as its first Minority Business Center (MBC) Director. The center is the result of a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) grant awarded to SLCC last fall by the U.S. Department of Commerce to assist minority-owned businesses. The center will be located at SLCC’s Miller Campus as a division of The Mill Entrepreneurship Center.

“Sidni’s impressive professional background includes CEO of the Utah Black Chamber, small business owner, partner relations and

The Allegory of Zeke and Zed

A man, named Zeke, had a load of supplies to deliver to the top of a steep hill.  He uses all his effort to push the load to the top of the hill…only to find it’s the wrong hill! So, he goes down and finds the right hill.  Zeke again expends all his energy to get his load up the right hill…only it’s not the right load of supplies.  So, Zeke goes down to get the right load and again

Refugee Leadership Graduation

Salt Lake Community College and Refugee Services Office recently celebrated a combined Youth and Adult class graduation ceremony and dinner at South Campus.  Twelve adults and 19 youth completed 3 months of training to learn how to serve their communities, their families, and their government in leadership capacities.

Dressed in their cultural and finer dress clothes, the students heard speeches from their mentors, their sponsors and from fellow students.  Each received a Certificate of Completion and shared in a cultural