Controlling Legal Costs in a Tough Economy
Sales and profits in most businesses have suffered the recession squeeze over the past 18 months, and legal budgets are no exception. Consequently, the economy is spawning questions about the demise of the billable hour and is producing heated dis...January 23, 2012
Plowing Forward With Experience
Kris Mecham is driven in more ways than one. Whether in his role as president and CEO of Deseret First Credit Union (DFCU), or on the golf course with his sons, Mecham is committed to whatever is required of him.
“One of the things that golfers l...January 23, 2012
Sealing the Deal Still Requires Travel in a Webinar World
In recession battered 2009, corporate travel dropped an average of 20 percent nationwide. The question corporate travel managers and travel agents are asking now is: How much of that business will return and how much is gone forever?
One Utah tra...January 23, 2012
Student Entrepreneurs Keep Things Moving
You’ve heard that starting a new business is a circus; just try it while going to school. Many successfully do though, since Utah’s universities have professional programs designed to help its students put their best ideas to work.
For instance...January 23, 2012
CEO of the Year
By Linda T. Kennedy and Lindsey Hannay
In a history-making era when CEOs across the country fell by the wayside as quickly as company revenues dropped and unemployment rose, some CEOs found their finest hour. Utah Business maga...January 23, 2012
Tax Incentives Build Utah Businesses
Since August, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has continued his predecessor’s business-friendly policy of offering tax credits to high-paying companies that either expand or relocate to Utah.
Economic development tax increment financing (EDTIF) is a co...January 23, 2012
Successful Companies Must Develop an Online Marketing Plan
Take a moment to visit 1994 with me. I was sitting in a word processing class learning commands on a DOS-based computer with a green-colored screen. Smartphones have more power than that computer.
Bill Clinton was President of the United States,...January 23, 2012
SBA Loans Help Business Owners Seize Opportunities
Although there are probably some tough times ahead, we are beginning to see hope emerging from behind the dark clouds of economic uncertainty. For those companies wanting to take advantage of some of the opportunities created by the recession, tap...January 23, 2012
Controlling His Destiny
In Kelly Saunders’ mind, safety comes first—every time. As president and CEO of Kennecott Utah Copper, Saunders can explain how the company bounced back after copper prices dropped from an all time high of $4.20 in June 2008 to $1.30 just six mont...January 23, 2012
Jumpstart Business Planning with Corporate Retreats and Meetings
High-profile junkets to exotic locales drew the ire of the public when it came to light that companies like Lehman Brothers and AIG were taking such trips while bleeding red ink. Since then, executives have become much more conscious about public ...January 23, 2012
Commercial Real Estate Deals Abound
It’s no secret that the real estate market experienced drastic changes during the past two years. Those wanting to sell property face an uphill battle, competing against years’ worth of inventory. On the other hand, those seeking to purchase real ...January 20, 2012
A Spotlight of Five Top Private Companies
Slightly bruised but not broken, our annual list of Utah’s top 100 private companies illustrates models of economic resilience. Committed to quality and consistency, these companies prove industry is rebounding in the Beehive State.
5. C.R. En...January 20, 2012
Local Companies Support Differences in the Workplace
When Bart LeFan moved from Nashville to Salt Lake City more than two years ago, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. He’d heard all the stereotypes about Utah regarding polygamy, incomprehensible liquor laws, the dominant religion and the conserva...January 20, 2012
10 Companies Preserving Utah’s Legacy
Setting the standard for today’s start-ups, Utah Business magazine's 2010 Trailblazers are a force to be reckoned with. By keeping their eyes on the prize from day one, mediocrity was never an option. These enduring companies remained true to thei...January 20, 2012
Corporate Sailing in Utah
Every sailor has his or her own reason for stepping into a sailboat, but for Todd Frye, it’s the feeling of pure freedom he first experienced in 1974.
“I’m not sure I can explain the experience of being powered only by the wind, but it’s a true ...January 20, 2012