How To Start A Business In Utah
Entrepreneurship in Utah
Utah natives have invented everyday objects from the electric guitar to the DVD. In fact, the first traffic light was invented in Salt Lake City. It's no wonder so many great entrepreneurs have come from Utah.
With people like Jon Huntsman (Founder of Huntsman Corporation), and Barry Mower (Founder of Lifetime Products) to look up to, the people of Utah love to lead entrepreneurial teams that change the world.
Home to the Mighty Five National Parks and some of the best snow in the world, the beehive state is a great place to start your small business.
Registering Your Business
Registering your business is one of the first steps to success.
And with Utah’s 70 dollar fee for starting an LLC, it's important you get it right.
Decide what kind of model is right for you (LLP, LLC, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship). Most small businesses start with an LLC. If you’d like an LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp done for you, we’d be happy to do that on your behalf.
Before you start your business, look around to understand the market in Utah.
With an abundance of rich natural resources, Utah has a ton of business potential.
According to TaxFoundation.org, Utah ranks an awesome 7th in the property tax rank.
Another good way to understand Utah’s market is to visit your local Chambers of Commerce.
You can use your local chamber of commerce to identify opportunities and threats in your local community. It’s a great way to get started on the bottom 2 quadrants of your SWOT analysis.
We’d recommend looking through it and identifying competitors in your industry, and identify the points of parity you need to live up to, and how to better leverage your points of differentiation.
Utah is full of hard working people that can be amazing assets to your company.
Unemployment rate in Utah:
Information from Utah.gov
Average annual salary in Utah:
26.85 dollars an hour
Information from Zip Recruiter
Education levels for residents of 25 and older:
High school degree or higher:
Bachelor degree or higher:
Information from World Population Review
Price index yearly growth: 27%
Medium house price: 279,100 dollars
National average house price: 269,039 dollars
Utah is a unique place to start a business. We hope that the resources and points we brought up here will help you start a business there.
If you’d like to dive deeper into how to start a business, check out our much longer article How To Start A Business. Use both of them to get started on the right foot from day one.
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