Standing Strong Against the Economic Downwinds
It’s been a disaster waiting to happen for years. The effects of the subprime lending industry, loose credit standards, dubious mortgage loans and a slowing economy have finally reached a peak, and now the nation faces a financial crisis of histor...December 1, 2008
How Utah's Top Dogs Survived Other Dog Days
People often say they wish their foresight was as keen as their hindsight. But most of the time, trial and error are the price we exact for such vision.
Some of Utah’s CEOs in industries notoriously affected by national economic crisis lend U...December 1, 2008
Crafting a New Niche
The first summer Jim Thornton served as president of Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc., he invited his senior team to observe 2,000 company employees having a picnic at Provo Canyon park because, he says, his work begins with people.
“Every day, a...December 1, 2008
Propelling Utah's Aviation Industry
Known in the industry as a turnaround artist, Mark DeYoung thrives in situations where other executives might panic. Or at least, watch the pitch go by. “When I see a curve ball coming, I like to swing,” says DeYoung.
One particular curve ball...December 1, 2008
Online Programs Streamline Your Patent Search
Inventors, rejoice! Patent searches have finally found their way out of dusty file libraries and into the Internet age. According to attorney Pete Malen from Salt Lake City-based intellectual property firm Workman Nydegger, patent searches have ch...December 1, 2008
Lenders and Borrowers Meet Halfway to Solve Financial Troubles
In the face of the nation’s worst financial blow-up since the Great Depression, there are numerous business scenarios depicting those caught in the storm, such as a real estate developer finding that a sudden decline in lot sales is jeopardizing t...December 1, 2008
Companies Celebrate the Holidays by Giving Back
Christmas only happens once a year and many Utah businesses celebrate with one-of-a-kind parties. While these parties often celebrate a year of hard work with gifts and games, many companies are choosing to go beyond usual celebrations by giving b...December 1, 2008
Utah Resorts Add Extra Flavor to the Holidays
Looking for a way to escape the holiday crowds or just need a break from gift shopping? Consider taking a weekend retreat at one of Utah’s top resorts. From Park City to St. George, Utah’s resorts offer holiday weekend packages sure to put you in ...December 1, 2008
Wellness Programs Keep Employees Healthy
If you can keep your employees healthy, you’ll be keeping your bottom line healthy, too. That’s because healthy em-ployees are generally more productive and happy while working the nine-to-five grind.
According to the American Heart Associati...December 1, 2008
Your New Office is a Click Away
Nearly every industry is switching to a digital platform, and commercial real estate is no exception. The Internet is a valuable tool for the small business owner looking to buy or lease the perfect place to fit employees, computers and file cabin...December 1, 2008
Small Business Lending Down but Not Out
Suddenly your accounts payable number far outdistances your accounts receivable. So, what if you have the perfect idea for a new business, but lack the capital to get it off the ground and running? In the not so distant past, the answer was simple...December 1, 2008
Beating the Economic Heat
From public gathering places to presidential platforms, the economy is America’s new buzzword. In these turbulent times, stability is a relished commodity and southern Utah is no different than any other area in Utah. From the new airport to the h...December 1, 2008
Washington and Iron Counties
We’d like to give a special thank you to Russ Behrmann, president of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, for moderating the discussion and Worker’s Compensation Fund for hosting the event.
The state of Utah is truly beginning to feel the e...December 1, 2008
Europe Opens a World of Business
For many Utah businesses, the land of opportunity lies across “the pond.” Europe, currently equipped with the Euro and a promise of continental unity, is becoming a global market of impressive stature. The good news for globally minded companies: ...December 1, 2008
The economy has everyone from Wall Street to Main Street on edge these days. Local financial experts are advising to stay calm and think long term when making decisions. Our experts also discussed the government bailouts, succession planning and i...December 1, 2008