Money Matters: Big Dreams, Big Business

Lori Chillingworth with Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group
explains how big dreams can become big business.


The Zions Business Resource Center offers free resources and counseling for those launching a new business or looking to grow an existing business. Services include: counseling on creating business plans, conducting market research, budgeting, licensing and more. The Business Resource Center’s facilities include a library of startup manuals, an assortment of business publications and a computer lab equipped with software to help you perform research and write business plans.

Often, someone will have a talent or an idea for a service, but they aren’t sure how to turn it into a profitable enterprise. Sometimes people find themselves stuck on what the next step should be. The Business Resource Center can offer advice, counseling, and resources. The business counselors help you focus your creative energy in the right direction as they help you take one-step-at-a-time toward your goal.

Nally Chidester utilized the services of the Business Resource Center when opening her new restaurant, Simply Thai. Nally loved to cook, especially the recipes her grandmother had taught her as a girl. She had long dreamed of opening her own restaurant. A native of Thailand, Nally waited till her youngest child had finished high school before starting on her dream. Nally spent nearly a year working with the Business Resource Center and Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group on her business plan, market research, and small business loan. In January, Nally opened her restaurant in Sandy (37 West and 10600 South). Featuring traditional Thai cuisine and specializing in several curry entrees, Simply Thai is already doing brisk business and exceeding sales projections.


For more information (or for authentic Thai food!) contact:

Zions Business Resource Center

310 S. Main Street, Mezzanine Level

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-594-8245



Simply Thai

Owner: Nally Chidester

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