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Beware the Contract You Never Signed

The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
No matter what your written contract says, your business could still be liable for doing—or not doing—things you never even discussed before signing the contract. This is due to the “implied covenant of good faith and fair dea...
January 1, 2011

Beyond the Ballot Box

Get Involved Early to Make a Difference in Local and National Politics
The election of 2012 will be one of the most important elections in over a generation. Utahns and Utah business leaders need to make it a priority to engage in the political process in the coming year. Whether we like it or not, all levels of g...
January 1, 2011

Buy, Sell or Hold

Companies Use Strategic M&As to Expand in Rough Economy
Merger and acquisition activity—along with every other economic indicator—took a nosedive as the Great Recession hit. At the peak, in 2007, the total value of M&A activity in Utah was a cool $4.5 billion. Fast forward a few year...
January 1, 2011

Construction

Construction leaders have been waiting nearly three years for the economy to pick up again—but many believe they will be waiting for two or three more years before there is any light at the end of the tunnel. The tough times are impacting...
January 1, 2011

Flying High

Utah’s Advanced Composites Industry Finds its Wings
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner—dubbed “the plastic plane”—is finally in service. As the world’s most anticipated aircraft flies high, so too soars Utah’s advanced composites industry. When each new Dreamliner ...
January 1, 2011

Food for Thought

Local Farmers Fight for Agricultural Survival
Charlie Black stands squinting into the afternoon sun. “Our biggest crop is the corn maze,” he says. “Financially, the corn maze keeps us going.” Behind him, buildings that once used to store onions are being use...
January 1, 2011

From Concept to Production

Utah Company Clears Hurdles to Bring Medical Device to Market
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Utah company Catheter Connections proved this old adage to be true as it went from having an unfunded project to an innovative, one-of-kind wonder. Perfecting the Mousetrap Located in the...
January 1, 2011

Legislative Roadmap

The 2012 Session Will Tackle Issues that Impact Your Business
In today’s world, it is hard to separate elected officials and their decisions from business. Many industries are heavily regulated and their regulatory environment often dictates business decisions—healthcare, energy, education...
January 1, 2011

On the Job

Leaders Looking for Ways to Get the Beehive Buzzing Again
If the financial markets of Europe don’t collapse…if Iran doesn’t go crazy…if the U.S. stock market doesn’t tank…then Utah’s employment picture will remain among the best in the nation. Like most...
January 1, 2011

Seeing is Believing

Lasik Improvements are Producing Eye-popping Results
People who undergo laser vision surgery can’t believe their eyes. With advancements in laser technology, patients report vision improvements that include brighter colors, stronger contrasts and incredible clarity. Lasik eye surgery ha...
January 1, 2011

The College of Hard Knocks

Choosing Between College and Real-world Experience
With entrepreneurial superstars such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg finding success with little or no college education, the debate is raging about whether young people with a bent for business should skip higher education altogether. On...
January 1, 2011

The Right Financing

How to Choose Between Investor Capital and a Business Loan
Six years ago I started Funding Universe to help business owners connect with investors. Soon we learned we were turning away about 90 percent of our business. The challenge we found over and over and over again was that most angels are looking...
January 1, 2011

The SAMY Awards

Utah's Top Sales and Marketers of the Year
Sales and marketing professionals are often referred to as the lifeblood of a company’s success. In our inaugural SAMY awards program, we celebrate the sales and marketing gurus who have had a direct, measurable impact on their company&rs...
January 1, 2011

Patricia Hall

Tech Leader with a Global Perspective
Patricia Hall heads Goldman Sachs’ Salt Lake-based technology division—the office’s largest department. She relocated to the Beehive State from New York two years ago to build the Salt Lake tech division and now serves as mana...
January 1, 2011

Peter Stang

Pioneering Scientist
For Peter Stang, it all started with experiments on a home chemistry set. Growing up in 1950s Hungary, Stang had access to any chemical he wanted from his local drugstore. As a teenager, he was already producing his own slow-burning gun pow...
January 1, 2011

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