SOUTH SALT LAKE — In launching her possess organization in 2019, Jen Silver discovered there have been couple of assets to enable her deal with some of the issues that emerged.
As a woman business enterprise operator herself, she had sought assistance from other women working their own companies, figuring they could identify with some of the troubles she was sorting via. “It was challenging at very first as there are just about no girls in development,” mentioned Silver, operator of Roofing Utah.
She held at it, in the long run identified encouragement from other feminine small business operators, nevertheless, and now hopes to make it simpler likely forward for other women of all ages searching to start their personal businesses, or create an additional source to aid them, anyway. She’s launched Women Owned Enterprises of Northern Utah, or WOBNU, a nonprofit meant to serve as a useful resource centre of kinds for would-be feminine entrepreneurs and as a listing for consumers trying to get out feminine-owned firms.
“Our aim is to give Utah women the self confidence to begin new businesses or mature their existing enterprises. And that is superior not just for the women of all ages of Utah, but it’s very good for all of Utah,” mentioned Silver, who’s focusing on her endeavours to the region extending from Utah County up into Northern Utah.
So considerably, operators of close to 25 female-owned enterprise operators have attained out, interested in obtaining on the directory. They consist of operators of hair and nail salons, a promoting firm, bakeries. Silver explained she’s examining their facts, hoping to get the names of 50 businesses in all in advance of going stay with it all. But she’s keen to shift the exertion ahead.
Silver launched her South Salt Lake-based mostly business immediately after the Salt Lake Metropolis roofing enterprise exactly where she was working went underneath. “I cherished what I did. I cherished my workforce,” she reported.
She felt assured she could do it, but continue to, experienced thoughts. One particular of the huge types — how do you operate by way of the dread and uncertainty that will come with launching a small business, specifically as a girl in a male-dominated industry? “I required to discover a like-minded female who had pushed through that and I could not uncover any,” she stated.
In WOBNU, she envisions a spot where woman small business operators may possibly really feel a bit additional comfortable seeking feed-back and details on all sorts of problems, anything from how to tackle money-flow concerns to finding correct attire. She wants it to be “something that is uncomplicated and available and swift,” she mentioned.
Further than that, she desires to make a haven the place females really feel empowered to start out organizations. As is, she suspects several really do not even give launching a business a go, intimidated by the perceived challenges. “I feel that takes place each and every day,” she said.