You might have heard that St. George is currently the 5th fastest growing metro area across the whole United States, but did you also know a 2020 report by WalletHub ranked the city of St. George number one in the nation for the best small cities to start a business?
If you have an awesome invention or business idea but no clue where to start, the Business Resource Center, located at DSU’s Atwood Innovation Plaza, has resources and information you need in order to create and launch your business successfully.
The Business Resource Center offers a Launch Series designed specifically for brand-new business owners and entrepreneurs. The 4-week, virtual series and follow-up business advising is no-cost thanks to a grant provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The class teaches individuals how to successfully launch and grow a business. Participants learn about market testing, business development, financial strategy and more.
CEO and founder of OG Creative, Oreo Ogunsola, is just one example of how the Business Resource Center has not only increased his small business knowledge, but molded his future as a digital design business owner.
“I developed a business model that I believed had good potential, but there was still a lot of uncertainty,” said Oreo. “The Launch Series helped clear my clouded vision about starting an actual business, providing me access to valuable resources, mentorship, and a good platform to grow a business from the ground up.”
After moving to St. George from Nigeria in May of 2017, Oreo started his college career at Dixie State University with big dreams, however like most college students, found his passion along the journey.