For 13 years, Utah Business has been celebrating outstanding businesswomen in our 30 Women to Watch program. Year after year, we are amazed at the accomplishments these women have achieved for their companies, communities and the state. Ranging...May 1, 2012
Are Your Company’s Lines of Communication Working?
In its early days, Neutron Interactive was like most small startups: the organizational chart featured the owners and a couple of employees. The two co-owners literally worked elbow-to-elbow with the small staff, and communication was constant ...May 1, 2012
Addressing Mental Health Creates a Better Workplace
Rebecca Glather says it’s not a question of whether or not you employ someone with mental illness. Every employer does.
Glather, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Health Utah, says workplaces that don’t offer...May 1, 2012
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 1, 2012
Promoting Your Micro-Business with Macro Results
Susan Petersen’s company, Freshly Picked, started with a bag of scrap leather she bought from a yard sale. She had a newborn son and thought it would be fun to make him a pair of moccasins. With no sewing skills, no leather-working experi...May 1, 2012
Patent Reform With Blockbuster Excitement
A car chase … spies stealing secrets … an ambush. This might sound like a great movie, but it can also give us insight into the latest reform to U.S. patent law.
In all other countries around the world, two invento...May 1, 2012
Enduring Risks to Capture Emerging Growth
Emerging markets are broadly defined as countries or regions with above average economic growth prospects. According to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook (April 2010), emerging and developing economies are expected ...May 1, 2012
Unity Makes Good Economic Policy
Just before penning this column, I took an afternoon run with my dog in Murray Park and received confirmation that spring is in full swing. I saw seven egg-size baby ducklings swimming with their mother in Little Cottonwood Creek. It’s a ...May 1, 2012
TCBY Goes Soft to Remain Strong
Who says you can’t teach an old treat new tricks? For decades, ice cream was primarily the one and only frozen confectionary that tantalized our taste buds. Then three decades ago, frozen yogurt became a new craze when TCBY, an acronym fo...May 1, 2012
The Secret Formula for University Tech Commercialization
After more than a century of preparing students for jobs, the University of Utah is now gaining a national reputation for preparing jobs for students. For the second straight year, the U has ranked No. 1 in the country in creating new startup c...May 1, 2012
How to Turn Your Small Business into an Expanding Franchise
At some point many small business owners have to make a decision: to franchise or not to franchise.
But it’s never quite that simple. A lot goes into making that decision. The owner has to know the business and understand if it’...May 1, 2012
Companies are Finding Great Values in a Recovering Office Market
A new chapter will begin for the MultiLing Corporation this summer when it fully moves into new office space in the Zions Bank Financial Center in downtown Provo. The move seems hardly worth the trouble on the surface: MultiLing is set to reloc...May 1, 2012
Outdoor Adventurers Tackle the State’s Toughest Landscapes
Many people got their first glimpse of Utah’s other-worldly terrain while watching James Franco cut off his arm in 127 Hours. But that gory scene only served to whet the appetites of adventurers who seek thrills in Utah’s varied and...May 1, 2012
DAVID W. PERSHING was selected by the State Board of Regents as the 15th president of the University of Utah. Pershing was previously senior vice president of academic affairs for the university; he joined the U as an assistant professor of che...May 1, 2012
An electric vehicle endurance race originally organized by Andy Swapp, an instructor at Milford High School, to help students connect with players in the renewable energy field has turned in to the annual Milford Renewable Energy Fair. The fair...April 30, 2012