Resources

Let us help by connecting you with the resources for your business.  We want to help you to be a successful business owner and employee! The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce specializes in business start-up and business growth. 

 
WE HAVE JOBS!

Check out the classified section of the Saratoga Sun and Rawlins Daily Times for current listings, or check out our Job Posting page.

Some examples of open positions may include:

  • CDL drivers
  • police officers, dispatchers
  • welders, mechanics
  • cooks, servers, bartenders
  • RN, CNA, paramedics
  • environmental technicians, cell technicians, service technicians
  • sales associates
  • grounds keepers, maintenance crew
  • housekeeping, desk clerks

WEALTH TRANSFER AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

In small, rural communities it is often found that goods and services may not be available.  However, our Valley has a reputation of having a great variety of local business that provide not only the necessities, but many unexpected items.  Many hard-working owners have built sustainable and strong businesses through the support of the local community, yet transitioning to retirement is difficult when there may not be a second generation on which to transfer this wealth.  Several turn-key business opportunities await the right person!

Entrepreneurs have a huge advantage in smaller communities where people support their neighbors, fixed expenses are lower than average, and competition is less fierce.  The following list of examples may give you an idea of the types of goods and services that are in need in the Platte Valley.

  • day care
  • home health care
  • web design
  • graphic design
  • computer maintenance/repair
  • tree trimming
  • chimney cleaning
  • welding
  • electrical contractors
  • plumbers
  • seamstress
  • coffee/sandwich shop
  • gift shop
  • bicycle parts and repair shop
  • RV campgrounds
  • bookkeeping
  • trucking
  • logging
  • auto mechanics
  • landscaping
  • piano and music teacher
  • shuttle services

HELPFUL LINKS

Carbon County Government

BUSINESS

Wyoming Business Council

       Ag & Business Assistance

       Energy Assistance

       Community Assistance

Wyoming Secretary of State

Wyoming Small Business Development Center / Wyoming Entrepreneur.biz

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Small Business Administration

      Wyoming SBA

BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Platte Valley Community Center

Wyoming Technology Business Center

BUSINESS RELOCATION
Why Wyoming

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Rawlins Carbon County Chamber of Commerce
Wyoming Chamber Partnership

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT–RURAL DEVELOPMENT–COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation

Carbon County Planning & Development Dept

Community Builders

Energizing Entrepreneurs

Strong Towns

Wyoming Main Street

Wyoming Rural Development Council

EDUCATION

Carbon County School District #2

Carbon County Higher Education Center

BOCES-Board of Cooperative Educational Services

University of Wyoming

Wyoming Community Colleges

JOB SEARCH
Wyoming At Work

 LEADERSHIP

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

NOT-FOR-PROFITS
Grants.gov
Wyoming Arts Council
Wyoming Community Foundation

Wyoming Nonprofit Network

REVENUE AND TAXES

Wyoming Department of Revenue

       WIRE (Wyoming Internet Reporting for Employers)

U.S. Department of the Treasury

        EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System)

        Internal Revenue Service

RETAIL AND SHOP LOCAL
Independent Retailer Month
Profits Plus-Tom Shay

Shop Small

 TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Carbon County Visitors Council

Explore Carbon County

Wyoming Office of Tourism (industry partners site)

Wyoming Tourism

Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association

Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition

WEBINARS AND ON-LINE TOOLS
Small Business Learning Center  
Small Biz U

Wyoming Entrepreneur.Biz
Western Wyoming Community College

Accredited Online Colleges

WORKFORCE AND LABOR

Wyoming At Work

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Wyoming Labor Market Information

Wyoming Workforce Development Council