There is just a short time left to register for a business conference being held in early August for veterans and small-business owners.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development's Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to sponsor the first business conference for all veterans and service disabled business owners Aug. 5 in Salt Lake City at the Red Lion Hotel, 161 W. 600 South.

Registration is due no later than Monday for the conference, which will focus on various components of running a small business. Some of the topics to be covered by guest speakers are effective business strategies, financing, federal contract opportunities, government contracting assistance and subcontracting.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with the approximately 100 small-business leaders from around the state who are expected to attend. For more information, or to register online, visit