Bringing Succession Plans to Life
Tom Carlin knew one day he would take on a new role as CEO at Inovar. Wedding bells caused that day to arrive much sooner than he originally expected.
Blake Kirby, a majority owner along with Carlin, decided to step aside as CEO after 13 ye...May 6, 2013
SALT LAKE AREA
TRAX Line to Airport Opens
By Devin Felix
Salt Lake City – Call back your brother and tell him you don’t need a ride to the airport after all. The 6-mile TRAX Green Line extension to Salt Lake Internationa...May 6, 2013
Garner Media Exposure that Money Can’t Buy
Everyone knows that you can’t believe everything a company says about itself. That’s why communication-savvy organizations pitch stories to news outlets. They may not have the same control over the message that they would with an ad...May 6, 2013
Is Owning a Franchise Right for You?
Buying into a franchise can offer a more reliable path to becoming a business owner than starting a business from scratch—it provides an opportunity to join an organization with industry experience and a track record of success.
Joini...May 6, 2013
It’s Time to Modernize Utah’s Caucus-Convention System
This month, Utah Republicans and Democrats will gather in their state organizing conventions to nominate officers and conduct party business. Among other items, the parties will consider resolutions to improve the caucus-convention system. I co...May 6, 2013
Discover the Beauty of Xeriscaping at the Conservation Garden Park
The Conservation Garden Park, a program of the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, showcases water-wise landscaping ideas for local homeowners to draw on. The park is bursting with spring greenery and blooms right now—a great time t...May 6, 2013
More Utah Companies Provide Domestic Partner Benefits
For many employees, an important part of their overall compensation is the company benefits package, particularly employer-provided health insurance. Benefits can be a key consideration for an employee when deciding to stay with a current job o...May 6, 2013
The commercial real estate market is primed for a rebound. With vacancy rates falling, pent-up demand will soon outpace the available supply of commercial space. Industry insiders discuss the implications of low inventory and scarce constructio...May 6, 2013
States Eye Your (Online) Shopping Cart
Do you check out a $1,500 camera at a Utah store and then buy it online to save sales tax? Do you, as a Utah business owner, know your customers are doing that? The online sales tax debate is a loud and feisty drama, with legislation and lawsui...May 6, 2013
TAB Failed Hard and Fast—and Came Out Stronger
When customers with Transportation Alliance Bank (TAB) tried to access their accounts in late February 2012, they ran into a snag. Transactions weren’t posting and they weren’t able to draw on their money markets. Because TAB’...May 6, 2013
The Right Financial Tools Can Overcome Hurdles to Exporting
While carving ski turns in the Argentinean powder of Las Leñas, pro skier-turned-entrepreneur Stephen Drake was inspired to create a new type of skis. Working with engineers from Utah’s aerospace industry, Drake developed the only ...May 6, 2013
In 2008, Bohme Boutique launched with one storefront in Orem’s University Mall. Now, sisters Fernanda and Vivien Bohme have overseen the development of locations in nearly every local mall as well as the expansion of their business into s...May 6, 2013
Although Matt Eyring grew up in Bountiful and graduated from the University of Utah, he left the state more than 20 years ago and never really thought about returning. It took an offer from local powerhouse Vivint to bring Eyring back to the We...May 6, 2013
Pamela Olson, owner of TriFecTa Design, has earned a lot of fans over the years with her floral arrangements, and quite a few of those fans responded when we asked readers about their favorite flower shops on the Utah Business Facebook page.&nb...May 6, 2013
Couples Partner in Marriage and Business
Moving from California to Utah represented the first step in a major life changing decision for Alan and Rena Peacock.
Alan quit his comfortable job selling toys for Hasbro so that he and his wife could move to Springville and become small ...May 6, 2013