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Going Once…Going Twice…

Red-hot Real Estate is Up for Grabs
It’s not new news that Utah housing starts are down and foreclosures are up. Residential real estate prices that peaked in 2007 are dropping by the month. Lenders are tightening loan requirements and demanding higher down payments. But, it’s not d...
January 15, 2009

Beyond the Ski Slopes

Utah Offers Plenty to Stomp Out Winter Boredom
How many of Utah’s fun winter activities can you name? If it’s just skiing, skiing and more skiing—with a little snowboarding thrown in for good measure—think again. There are at least as many fun things to do in Utah during the winter as in the s...
January 15, 2009

Hear This

New Technology is Music to the Ears
What do a construction worker, insurance salesman and finance salesman have in common? Better hearing. Dennis Glassburn feels that his years in the heavy construction and rock crushing industries contributed to the hearing loss he experiences t...
January 15, 2009

A Bright Spot

SBA Loans Viable In Good Times and Bad
In the late 1990s, Tom Mansell was increasingly dissatisfied with working for someone else and watching, as he says, “the boss get rich.” That’s when he and his then-wife and partner, Linda, decided to leave city living and open a bed and breakfas...
January 15, 2009

Taking It Home

Telecommuting Options Drive Workplace Success
With the nation’s economic crisis weighing heavily on employer’s minds, many are offering telecommuting to help employees save money and keep them on board. While more and more local companies are offering this work option, it’s nothing new to Uta...
January 15, 2009

Spreading the Word

How “Life Elevated” Put Utah on the Map
How do you capture the image of a state in a tagline, a two or three or four word phrase that tells potential visitors and business partners that your environment is just what they’re looking for? That’s the question state tourism officials sou...
January 15, 2009

Still in a State Above the Rest

2009 Real Estate Forecast
As the nation’s economic health plummeted and housing markets crashed at the end of 2008, Utah’s real estate market enjoyed relative stability—it almost seemed Utah was immune to the surrounding economic problems in the country. Some even called S...
January 15, 2009

COMMERCIAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

Like most industries across the Beehive State, commercial building and construction are feeling a slowdown and leaders are bracing themselves for an even slower year in 2009. Experts say quality standards remain key as workers transition from the ...
January 15, 2009

Bound to Succeed

Business Risks Launch Entrepreneurs Toward Success
Kelly King Anderson was pregnant with her third child, and exhausted. She had given her company, Princess Sweet, the best shot she had, spending the previous month at a mall kiosk selling her princess-themed products. But it wasn’t enough. Discour...
January 1, 2009

Succession Planning

Execs Reveal How to Keep It All in the Family
In early June, the powerful leader of one of Utah’s largest business empires had a major heart attack. As Larry H. Miller lay in the hospital, struggling with heart problems, kidney failure, complications from diabetes and internal bleeding, his s...
December 1, 2008

Economic Forecast 2009

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

CEO Lessons Learned

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

Jim Thornton

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

Mark DeYoung

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

On the Patent Hunt

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

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