Miray Diner worked as a server when she first came to Moab 10 years ago with a desire to eventually become an entrepreneur. Kelly Walker decided to start her own business as a health coach after she retired from nursing. Both women found assistance in reaching those dreams via the Women’s Business Center of Utah in Moab.
Founded in Salt Lake City in 1997, the WBC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Association. The nonprofit organization opened a southern branch in Cedar City in 2019, and then in May, thanks to federal CARES Act funding, was able to hire business advisor Sarah Barstow to assist people in the Moab area.
Barstow, 46, points people toward free resources and offers one-on-one free consultations to help women set up and run a successful business. The WBC teaches marketing skills, how taxes work, and keeping track of finances. There are