The Loaners Begin the Season 2-0

Spring is in the air, and for so many across the U.S. it means time to head out to the ball diamond. Be it fast or slow pitch, little league or some time spent at a professional baseball stadium, there is something about a ball game that helps signal the changes of the seasons and the ushering in of Spring. (more…)

MWSBF Applauds Rep. Jim Matheson for Co-sponsoring the CREED Act

MWSBF applauds Utah Representative Jim Matheson on his support of the CREED Act (HR1240). As a co-sponsor of this vital legislation, Matheson has shown his support for small business in Utah. The legislation can benefit hundreds, possibly thousands of small business owners in ­­­­­­Utah and across the country as key components of the bill are designed to: (more…)

SBA Announces Support for Small Business Debt Refinance

Washington, DC – SBA Associate Administrator Jeanne A. Hulit announced the agency’s support for an extension of the 504 Debt Refinance program at a Senate Roundtable including Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee Thursday.
Pointing to over 400 small business borrowers seeking to unlock over $500 million by refinancing old, expensive debt on the last day of the temporary program as it expired last year, Hulit said the benefits of the program are clear and the SBA fully supports reinstating it. “The demand is still there,” Hulit said. (more…)

Featured SBA 504 Project: Dancing Moose Montessori

If children are the future, then conventional wisdom would say that educating and nurturing them ought to be left to the experts. Enter Dancing Moose Montessori School and Dr. Joyce Sibbert, the genius and creator behind “DMMS.” (more…)

Featured 504 project: Ski Butlers

Ski Butlers Ski and Snowboard RentalsGandalf (the storm, not the Lord of the Rings character) hit the Wasatch Front earlier this month, I remember being grateful the snow I was shoveling from my walk way was as light as powdered sugar. It was the snow that reminded my why many a Utah license plate boldly claim “Greatest Snow on Earth.”

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“Allow Myself to Introduce Myself”

Mountain West Small Business Finance was my first real job. Sure, I had baby sat plenty of the neighborhood kids, and sold lemonade on our street corner, but they were my first experience working for an actual company. (And while I’m thinking about it, never has the mantra “location, location, location” been more meaningful than my flop as a lemonade salesman. A cul-de-sac may be safe for kids, but it’s hard to turn a profit my friends.) (more…)

Care and Service From the Heart

With a business built on word of mouth, or more precisely, bark and meow of mouth, University Veterinary Hospital and Diagnostic Center (UVHDC) has cultivated a solid four-legged clientele. (more…)

A Room With a View – Sol Foods

The last place on earth you’d think you’d be able to find organic, natural foods or gourmet items would be in a town of 1000 residents in southern Utah. Yet, you’ll find all this and more at Sol Foods in Springdale, Utah; a small community located at the entrance of Zion National Park. (more…)