How a Buy-Sell Agreement Can Relieve Future Headaches
John and Chris were business partners and friends operating a successful business. They never worried about succession planning or unforeseen events because they had always worked problems out as they came along. Then John died unexpectedly and hi...March 1, 2008
Leading Across Many Fronts
For sixteen years, Jeff Alexander led a double life. The owner of commercial digital printer Alexander’s Print Advantage in Lindon, Alexander successfully grew his 28-year-old company from a retail copy center into a global authority on digital pr...March 1, 2008
Banking on Success
Lori Chillingworth doesn’t forget who keeps her in business – and who keeps her successful.
“It’s the people around me,” says Chillingworth. “Surround yourself with great people – above you and those that work with you. They are the ones that ...March 1, 2008
Weber and Davis Counties
Like much of the state, Utah’s northern Wasatch Front is basking in a strong market while preparing for a rumored recession. In this roundtable, experts discussed the revitalized downtown Ogden area as well as the various trends taking place in th...March 1, 2008
A Northern Windfall
In 2007, Northern Utah continued to attract attention as a hub of business and residential activity along the Wasatch Front. As Utahns seek affordable homes, shorter commute times and a desire to be closer to the activities they enjoy, they are di...March 1, 2008
Be the Boss of Your PDA
“Take on the new year like there are more yous.” This is the slogan for Sprint’s new palm phone, the Palm Centro. The television ad for the device features people being followed by a gaggle of smaller “thems,” engaging in various daily activities ...March 1, 2008
Utah's Tight Job Market Creates Turbulent Times for Needy Employers
In 2007, Utah Transit Authority (UTA) experienced a shortage of 80 bus drivers. “We weren’t getting enough applicants to fill the jobs to run our ski service,” says Nancy Malecker, senior human resources officer. “We started in May and were finall...March 1, 2008
Strategic Location Makes Relocation to Utah a Breeze
According to the buzz at the national level, Utah is a hot state to do business. Forbes, CNBC and the Kauffman 2007 State New Economy Index have all recently recognized Utah as a business-friendly place. In the midst of a fragile national economy,...February 1, 2008
Small Businesses Stretch Dollars and Workdays by Outsourcing Human Resources
It’s best to leave some things to the experts. For companies without a dedicated human resources department, outsourcing payroll, benefits or staffing services can free up more time for running the business.
“Small business owners are focused o...February 1, 2008
Take a Ride on Some of Utah's Greatest Routes
There is something about cruising the back roads on a well-built bike that motorcycle enthusiasts have come to love. Some say it is the power and sound of a Harley-Davidson. Others point to the freedom offered by the open road. Whatever it is, the...February 1, 2008
Executives Turn to Plastic Surgery for New Look
When Amy Jones, (name has been changed) owner of a local manufacturing company, turned 50, she became determined to fight age gracefully. She decided to seek cosmetic surgery.
“Like many women in the workforce, I wanted to keep that competitiv...February 1, 2008
Boomers and Yuppies Head for Homes Where the Lights are Bright
One night, it’s a Jazz game. The next, it’s the Utah Symphony. The weekend brings some shopping at The Gateway and dinner at a trendy eatery, all without once getting in a car. Drawn to the accessibility of an urban lifestyle, Utahns are snapping ...February 1, 2008
It has been said that we live in the Age of Information. If you live in Utah, however, it could easily be called the Age of Innovation.
The following 30 companies illustrate that fact. Some have found ways to make your life a bit easier, while ...February 1, 2008
A Tricky Investment
Ariesa Wortelboer and her husband, Mike are hoping to upgrade to a new home in South Jordan in the spring after their first child is born. And although they have equity in their current home, the excessively high land prices in new development are...February 1, 2008
Professors Become Entrepreneurs on Road to Commercialize Research
It all starts with a question: Can we build a vehicle that is more fuel efficient? Can we make soap stronger, yet gentler on the skin? Can we cure cancer?
Researchers at universities tackle thousands of such questions every day. From agricultur...February 1, 2008
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