The Truth about Venture Capital in Utah
According to word on the street, Utah is not well connected to Wall Street. Further, landing second-round venture capital funding is more difficult for Utah-based entrepreneurs than those in other states.
The Wall Street Myth
“Saying Ut...April 1, 2011
Homegrown Inventions Changing the World
Since Utah’s earliest beginnings, innovation has been key to the state’s success and survival. Finding only one tree living in the Salt Lake Valley, the pioneers immediately began planting crops, building cities and literally transforming the des...April 1, 2011
Salt Lake City - Fortune ranked CHG HEALTHCARE SERVICES as the 27th best company to work for in America. CHG is the only company from Utah to rank on the annual list. CHG was also recognized last year on the Fortune list, coming in at No. 26.
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Eight Execs Charging Ahead in Uncertain Times
Our eight honorees come from a variety of companies and industries, from manufacturing to real estate to the cutting edge of technology. But whether they represent global, publicly held companies or up-and-coming organizations, one thread unites t...March 1, 2011
Getting Out of the Office Can Jumpstart Your Employees
In the day-to-day operations of a business, so much emphasis is placed on productivity and profitability that employees often forget the broader picture, including the company’s mission statement, core values, goals and objectives.
Gett...March 1, 2011
Utah’s travel and tourism industry has long played a leading role in Utah’s economy, thanks to the state’s diverse landscape—if you’re into the outdoors, Utah’s got it. And though the state’s liquor laws and other quirks have swayed some people f...March 1, 2011
Entrepreneurs Make the Most of Conferences and Seminars
Dave Crenshaw, president of Invaluable, Inc., and author of the book Multitasking Is a Myth, recalls attending conferences with entrepreneurial speakers throughout his career. “I was privileged to learn from experts such as Larry H. Miller, who s...March 1, 2011
8.5 percent unemployment rate
$51,413 median family income
Ogden largest city
Department of Treasury-IRS largest employer
6.9 percent unemployment rate
$6...March 1, 2011
Utah Leads in Electronic Medical Records Transition
When Jan Root’s 88-year-old mother broke her hip last year, “in the hoopla of admitting her to the emergency room, we forgot to tell the doctor that she takes Synthroid, a thyroid medicine,” Root recalls. “She was in the hospital for a week before...March 1, 2011
Give Back in Your Own Way
Are you a philanthropist? Do you have extra funds to donate? Are you interested in supporting a nonprofit or cause? Perhaps starting your own fund? As long as you want to give in some way, there are certainly plenty of ways to do it.
And t...March 1, 2011
Experts Confront Delicate Human Resource Issues
Managers are often faced with touchy situations:
Bad personal hygiene.
The list...March 1, 2011
Don’t Let Your Nest Egg Crack
Just before Christmas this past December, the FOX Network offered up a new prime time game show called “Million Dollar Money Drop.” The premise was somewhat unique in that each contestant couple was “given” $1 million in cash to start the game wit...March 1, 2011
New Hope or New Risk for Commercial Real Estate?
Hope has been the inspiration for many great things in history. Columbus discovered the Americas hoping to find a quicker and more direct route to the Far East. Now there is hope for the commercial real estate industry and its “Queen Isabella,” th...March 1, 2011
Industry insiders point to encouraging signs that travel and tourism is on the rebound in Utah. With multiple new luxury properties, Utah has become the go-to place for international travelers, and co-operative marketing dollars are helping rura...March 1, 2011
Black Diamond’s Path to Becoming a Publicly Traded Company
By definition, the word serendipity means “making happy discoveries by accident.” It’s a term that’s been romanticized in film and in novels, but seldom used to describe business decisions.
Don’t tell that to Peter Metcalf. As the co-found...March 1, 2011