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St. George Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Resources

Starting a Business

Looking to start a business in the St. George/Washington County Area? The following organizations provide services to assist persons interested in establishing and conducting a business in Southern Utah.


The Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – The SBDC is a government agency associated with the SBA, Dixie State College, Dixie Business Alliance and the Governor’s Office of Economic. Most services are FREE. They are provided by counselors who have many years of real world experience. The SBDC  will provide one-on one counseling, all areas of business  training, business plan development, custom seminars developed to meet specific client needs, analysis of financing sources for capital formation, market research, human resource needs and develop ongoing strategic planning. The St. George SBDC is one of 11 centers and 4 satellite locations in the State of Utah that are respected as  “critical cornerstones in the development of small businesses in Utah” by providing key services to businesses from startups to mature businesses. Most businesses in Utah are classified as small business and all are potential clients of the SBDC. For further information locate us on the web at and

SCORE – “Councilors to Americas Small Business”

SCORE is a nationwide non-profit association dedicated to the formation, growth, and success of small business. SCORE volunteers provide free, confidential business counseling to America’s entrepreneurs. Counseling and workshops are offered locally at our SCORE office. We invite you to find out why so many of America’s successful small business owners rely on SCORE for advice and mentoring.

Small Business start-up help is available to all who wish to put their business dreams into action. It’s free and confidential. Please contact us. We stand ready and willing to help. You can find on the web at, call us at 435.652.7791, or email us at

City Of St George Business License Information

St. George is a great place to locate a business! The business licensing office wishes to offer assistance with the application process and has designed a set of questions and answers to help you understand some of the requirements for opening a business in St George. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

City of St. George Business License Department

175 E. 200 N.
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 627-4740

For complete details please visit the City of St George Business License Division website here: