Aug 31 2012

Five County Economic Development District Revolving Loan Fund

The Five County Economic Development District Revolving Loan Fund is managed by Gary Zabriskie, Director of Community & Economic Development. Mr. Zabriskie has been with the Five County Association of Governments for 22 years. He is a Economic Development Finance Professional certified by the National Development Council. He received a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Utah in 1991.


Apr 30 2012

Choosing the Right Structure for a Startup

One of the first decisions an entrepreneur must make is how to legally structure the new business…Click here for the rest!


Apr 2 2012

How to Get Funding From Friends and Family

Most entreprenuers have learned that it’s almost always quicker and easier to get cash from someone you know, rather than angel investors or professional investors (VCs). In fact, most investors “require” that you already have some investment from friends and family before they will even step up to the plate. Click here for the article.


Feb 20 2012

Five Rules for Collecting Late Payments

Let’s face it: Once you’re headed to the courthouse to collect a bad debt, you’ve lost. Lost, because you rarely, if ever, get 100 cents on the dollar. Lost, because you lost time and energy dealing with the situation. Lost, because you had a client who likely will never return. Read the rest of the article.


Feb 6 2012

The Right Financing

  The  The Right Financing will determine how quickly a business will grow, and sometimes whether or not the doors will open another day. But many business owners don’t understand the types of capital that best fit their business, or how to pursue it.


Jan 30 2012

Six Personality Traits Every Small-Business Owner Should Have

Every small business is different. But a large scale study by the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute found that there were certain traits that stood out among the most successful ventures. Read the rest..click here


Jan 23 2012

Small Marketing Changes With a Big Impact

Small changes to your marketing mix can have a big impact–especially if you tap the wealth of low-cost tools available to you online. Follow the link for seven small marketing changes that you can make now to boost your sales in 2011. Click here


Jan 16 2012

Starting a Part-Time Vs. Full-Time Business

Even if you ultimately plan to run your business full-time, starting on a part-time basis can offer several advantages. It reduces your risk because you can rely on income and benefits from your full-time job. It also allows your business to grow more gradually. Click here for the rest!


Jan 9 2012

Micro Loans, Macro Results

Learn more about micro lending! When you’re through reading the article check out our Microloan Program.


Jan 2 2012

Business Financing!

Since its creation in 1987, the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) has provided nearly $6.52 million in funds to area businesses and created/retained approximately 740 jobs.

The main purpose of the RLF is to create permanent, long-term jobs within the southwestern region of Utah by providing “gap” financing to qualified businesses. Loans made through the RLF are intended to help bridge the gap created by shortfalls in commercial financing. The type of loans eligible for funding include: land and building acquisition; purchase of machinery and equipment; working capital; and building construction/renovation.

In addition to the RLF, Five County offers a Microloan Program which provides additional lending opportunities for small businesses. The Microloan Program is a component of the RLF and provides capital to small businesses that do not have access to traditional commercial financing.

Five County Association of Governments services Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington Counties. For more information about the Revolving Loan Fund or Microloan Program feel free to contact Darren Janes at (435) 673-3548 or djanes@fivecounty.utah.gov