Starting and running a successful business is tough—it takes much more than an idea and enthusiasm. Being an entrepreneur requires hard work, perseverance, thick skin and huge risk-taking. And the big paycheck doesn’t come overnight...July 9, 2013
Without food, a lot of work would be left unfinished. That’s because business runs on good eats, whether it’s preparing for the day with a power breakfast or joining co-workers for a casual lunch meeting. Every year, Utah Business a...July 9, 2013
Click the image to the left to view a detailed portrait of both economic recovery and stagnation in Utah’s regions and counties.
This is what recovery looks like.
In the housing market, prices have been rising for at least 12 cons...July 9, 2013
When it Comes to Medical Tests and Treatments, Sometimes Less is More
You’ve had a recurring headache for weeks; you’re convinced it’s a brain tumor. After popping ibuprofen by the handful, you decide to contact your doctor and insist on having him order an MRI.
Or you finally decide to have...July 9, 2013
Five Things You May Not Know About Workers’ Compensation
Accidents can happen in even the most sedentary of environments. As a result, sorting out workers’ compensation insurance is a step that all businesses should take. To those new to this process, selecting a workers’ compensation pro...July 9, 2013
Will Utah See Full Employment by Year’s End?
Each month, the Utah Department of Workforce Services publishes an employment summary for the state. The report is the best monthly description of Utah’s economic wellbeing and a gold mine of current economic information. In it you’...July 9, 2013
Innovations Keeping the Auto Industry on the Move
“Roads? We don’t need roads!” Doc Brown says to Marty McFly in the popular ‘80s movie Back to the Future.
While flying cars still aren’t quite in the picture yet, the automobile industry is making leaps and bou...July 9, 2013
Business Loan Scams and How to Avoid Them
For newly minted entrepreneurs and struggling small business owners, obtaining a business loan can be tough—especially if you don’t have the time, credit history or experience to go the traditional lending route.
“Banks ge...July 9, 2013
John Lund, America First; Scott Simpson, Utah Credit Union Association; Shane London, Deseret First; Todd Adamson, Cyprus; Thomas Gourdin, Firefighters; Bret VanAusdal, Utah Community; Bryan Norton, Holland & Hart; Sherily...July 9, 2013
Startups Often Fail to Formalize Agreements and Relationships
Startups usually operate on a shoestring budget with few employees and minimal resources. Many, if not most, of the formalities of a Fortune 500 company simply don’t exist in startups. Even basic formalities often don’t exist. So, h...July 9, 2013
HireVue Joins Herbert in Historic Trade Mission to Israel
In April, Gov. Gary Herbert led a week-long trade mission of Utah companies to Israel. Besides meeting with a number of Israeli businesses and interests, the group was also able to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres and outgoing Palestini...July 9, 2013
Headquartered in Park City, Skullcandy has emerged as a global leader in performance audio and gaming headphones. The company markets and sells its products and accessories throughout the United States and, impressively, in more than 70 countri...July 9, 2013
Long before he took over leadership from Blendtec founder Tom Dickson in February, Reed Beus was well aware of both the company and its founder’s reputation. As chairman and CEO of Enspark, an international company that focused on e-learn...July 9, 2013
Diversify Your Investment Portfolio with Exchange-traded Funds
When Wall Street wizards create new financial solutions, the results are often either so complex or so specialized that mainstream investors rarely benefit. Many financial innovations over the last decade (swaps, derivatives, et cetera) might d...July 9, 2013
Tour of Utah Speeds into Southern Utah
For nearly 10 years, the Tour of Utah has been racing across Northern Utah, attracting worldwide attention and leaving behind a great economic impact in its path. As one of the nation’s only UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage pro cycling events,...July 9, 2013