Welcome to NAWBO Salt Lake City, UT

As a Women Business Owner, you know that relationships, support and education are key to your success. The National Association of Women Business Owners, Salt Lake City Chapter is here to help you succeed in your business and in the community.

We have events tailored to your needs, including casual mixers, educational seminars, and formal evening events. For a complete list of our calendar events, please view our events calendar. To get a taste for what we have for you, join us for our next event.



 The Secrets of Funding A Business: How To Get Your Piece Of The Pie


One of the biggest challenges for business owners is finding the funds to launch, maintain and grow your business. Whether you need startup funds, working capital or growth capital you will need funds in your business. With such a variety of options, how do you know which type of financing will be best for you?

When: April 23rd from 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: NAWBO Office 310 S. Main St, Mezzanine Level

Discussion Topics to Include:

  • 3 General Types of Funding & What Constitutes are a Good Fit
  • 4 Things you can do to prepare for funding
  • Essential Guide- Assessment and Education Tools
  • Tips to help you make The Best Choice that match your Future Business Goals
  • Come prepared with your questions!


Eventbrite - Funding Your Business: What You Need to Know

The Panelists

Mickey Grames, Programs Manager of Utah Micro-Enterprise Loan Fund

Angela Ramirez Co-Founding Partner of Zerimar Ventures

Catherine Arik, VP & Commercial Relationship Manager at the Women’s Financial Group, Zions Bank

Beth Stauffer,  VP & Principal Industry Specialist at Wells Fargo Business Banking

Mickey-head-shotWho is Mickey Grames?

As Programs Manager, Mickey is fulfilling her passion working with the clients to help them develop their business plans and preparing them for the loan committee. A former corporate executive, banker and small business consultant, she also taught business plan development, cash flow forecasting and other entrepreneurial topics in both Utah and Massachusetts.

angela ramirez with zerimar ventures, a vc firm in UtahWho Is Angela Ramirez?

A giver at heart who uses entrepreneurship to change the lives of others on a global scale, Angela Ramirez is a rockstar business woman who knows how to balance philanthropic and social objectives with fiscal imperatives. As the Director of Worldstock (Overstock.com), she led a global business initiative that allowed artisans in 36 countries to sell handmade products online. And in 2005, she was handed a business with a historical contribution margin of ($-1.5 million). With a philosophy built upon love, passion, and humility, she handed the business over to new management with a historical contribution margin of over $7.5 million, when she left Overstock in 2012.

Angela has also founded and co-founded several other companies, including De La Terra, Zalva, and Vellaria.

She currently is a managing partner for Zerimar Ventures, a Utah based Venture Capital Firm, where she has the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs on a global scale in the realms of social entrepreneurship, disruptive technology, and traditional businesses who are up to big things.


Who is Catherine Arik? 

Catherine Arik is Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager with the Women’s Financial Group at Zions Bank. She has worked in the finance / banking industry since 2000 after graduating from the University of Utah.  The last 8 years she has been with the Women’s Financial Group, working and advocating for women-owned businesses, women in business, and small businesses in our community.

Catherine is an active member of the community and currently serves on Boards for the JDRF, Utah Supplier Development Council, and Women Tech Council, in addition to being a Committee Member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  She has previously served on the Davis County’s Children’s Justice Center Friends Board.  She has also acted as a facilitator for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and teaches Junior Achievement at the High School and Elementary levels.






Who is Beth Stauffer? 

Beth Stauffer:  Principal Industry Specialist, Business Banking Group

Beth Stauffer serves as Vice President and Principal Industry Specialist for Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group in Salt Lake City.Beth, a financial services veteran with more than 25 years of experience, provides Treasury Management solutions to Wells Fargo Business Banking customers, which helps streamline daily business operations.

Eventbrite - Funding Your Business: What You Need to Know
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