Short-term Bookings Raise Hotel Service Standards
Timing is everything. It’s a mantra that is repeated in boardrooms and break rooms, and is heard in stories ranging from sales pitches gone wrong to IPOs that made investors millionaires. And in the travel and tourism industry, timing has always b...January 19, 2012
Sustainability Meets Health Company’s Goals
Businesses seeking to grow their market share are increasingly aligning with consumers’ values. We see this as more and more customers are increasingly factoring sustainability into decisions about buying stocks, products and, as Regence is findin...January 19, 2012
Who should I hire to help sell my company?
When it’s time to sell a company, owners often find confusion over understanding the differences between a traditional business broker’s services and those provided by investment bankers. What type of professional advisory services are appropriate...January 19, 2012
To say that James Williams started out young in the architectural and construction business is an understatement. Before he had graduated from high school, he had already designed homes that were built near the Cascade Golf Course in Orem.
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Bio Innovations Gateway Merges Innovation and Education
It has been years in the making—an idea that after extensive planning and preparation has emerged as a business incubator for life-science companies. The BioInnovations Gateway (BiG), which opened in October 2009, is a unique concept that has put ...January 19, 2012
As Utah’s CFOs confront a struggling national economy, turmoil in the financial markets and stringent compliance requirements, our 2010 CFO of the Year honorees agree the day of the back office bean counter is long gone. Today’s CFOs take on a str...January 19, 2012
Vintage Auto Restoration Preserves More than Metal
Let’s face it—we love our families, our homes, our favorite vacation spots and fishing holes, but we really, really love our cars. Why else would Americans have more cars per capita than nearly any other country on the globe?
And once we love so...January 19, 2012
Facing the Digitized World Full Speed Ahead
When the Internet emerged in the early 1990s, many could not grasp the vastness of the breakthrough. But Jim Clark, founder of several Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCF...January 19, 2012
Protect Your Internet Business’ IP
The Internet provides fertile ground for growing new businesses due to its easy access, wide reach and often low start-up capital requirements. But for an Internet business offering a product or service not offered elsewhere, the Internet’s low ba...January 19, 2012
Mentoring By Example
Although he wears chef’s attire instead of a suit and a tie, you won’t find many differences between Grand America Executive Chef Phillip Yates and other executives running successful organizations. For one thing, Yates leads 47 chefs with a key i...January 19, 2012
Higher Ed Institutions Align to Enhance Utah’s Workforce
When Bill Sederburg was being interviewed for the presidency of Utah Valley State College in 2003, he wasn’t asked about how the university could help the state’s economic development. It was a striking contrast to his position as president of Fer...January 19, 2012
Tips to Selecting the Right Legal Structure
Certified financial planner Stan Mead has owned his business, Novations, for six years. He originally operated under an LLC partnership. After consulting with MainStreet Tax and Accounting Services in Salt Lake City, he received a greater understa...January 19, 2012
Slow Economy Holds Up Incentives Program for Early Ventures
First, here’s the good news: There are hundreds of millions of dollars in tax incentives for businesses—money that could increase the diversity and quality of capital available for startups and growth companies in the state. In fact, that fund, th...January 19, 2012
Turning Loss into Profits during a Downturn
Scanning today’s news, you’re likely to hear analysts, economists, historians, reporters and others calling the current economic times the “Great Recession.” It’s a term that also cropped up during recessions in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and is o...January 19, 2012
Not all Personal Business Expenses are Deductible
You’ve got a sharp pencil, a calculator and your tax forms—and a stack of receipts that you hope will reduce your tax burden. But take care: deducting the wrong things can land you in some seriously hot water.
“Some people think they can deduct ...January 18, 2012