Getting Out of the Office Can Jumpstart Your Employees
In the day-to-day operations of a business, so much emphasis is placed on productivity and profitability that employees often forget the broader picture, including the company’s mission statement, core values, goals and objectives.
Gett...March 1, 2011
Utah’s travel and tourism industry has long played a leading role in Utah’s economy, thanks to the state’s diverse landscape—if you’re into the outdoors, Utah’s got it. And though the state’s liquor laws and other quirks have swayed some people f...March 1, 2011
Entrepreneurs Make the Most of Conferences and Seminars
Dave Crenshaw, president of Invaluable, Inc., and author of the book Multitasking Is a Myth, recalls attending conferences with entrepreneurial speakers throughout his career. “I was privileged to learn from experts such as Larry H. Miller, who s...March 1, 2011
8.5 percent unemployment rate
$51,413 median family income
Ogden largest city
Department of Treasury-IRS largest employer
6.9 percent unemployment rate
$6...March 1, 2011
Utah Leads in Electronic Medical Records Transition
When Jan Root’s 88-year-old mother broke her hip last year, “in the hoopla of admitting her to the emergency room, we forgot to tell the doctor that she takes Synthroid, a thyroid medicine,” Root recalls. “She was in the hospital for a week before...March 1, 2011
Give Back in Your Own Way
Are you a philanthropist? Do you have extra funds to donate? Are you interested in supporting a nonprofit or cause? Perhaps starting your own fund? As long as you want to give in some way, there are certainly plenty of ways to do it.
And t...March 1, 2011
Experts Confront Delicate Human Resource Issues
Managers are often faced with touchy situations:
Bad personal hygiene.
The list...March 1, 2011
Don’t Let Your Nest Egg Crack
Just before Christmas this past December, the FOX Network offered up a new prime time game show called “Million Dollar Money Drop.” The premise was somewhat unique in that each contestant couple was “given” $1 million in cash to start the game wit...March 1, 2011
New Hope or New Risk for Commercial Real Estate?
Hope has been the inspiration for many great things in history. Columbus discovered the Americas hoping to find a quicker and more direct route to the Far East. Now there is hope for the commercial real estate industry and its “Queen Isabella,” th...March 1, 2011
Industry insiders point to encouraging signs that travel and tourism is on the rebound in Utah. With multiple new luxury properties, Utah has become the go-to place for international travelers, and co-operative marketing dollars are helping rura...March 1, 2011
Black Diamond’s Path to Becoming a Publicly Traded Company
By definition, the word serendipity means “making happy discoveries by accident.” It’s a term that’s been romanticized in film and in novels, but seldom used to describe business decisions.
Don’t tell that to Peter Metcalf. As the co-found...March 1, 2011
The Resale Industry Thrives in a Rocky Economy
Brent Sloan wants to do for the resale industry what Walt Disney did for the carnival industry. As the CEO of BaseCamp Franchising, Sloan has found a way to create a viable model for franchising consignment stores while overcoming the stigma assoc...March 1, 2011
Prosper, Inc. Illustrates How to Accomplish Colossal Business Goals
In 2008 Jason Coulam faced a monumental business challenge. As the new executive vice president of fulfillment at Prosper Inc., it was his job to terminate an outsourcing relationship and bring his company’s entire coaching fulfillment, product de...March 1, 2011
Leading the Way
Should you meet Utah Governor Gary Herbert in his office in the State Capitol, at a business or education conference, or even in the grocery store where he does his own shopping, don’t be surprised to see him smiling. He has plenty of rea...March 1, 2011
Companies Thrive in Utah’s Economic Clusters
Adobe Systems Inc. recently found a reason to take a look at the State of Utah, and the tech giant made a big discovery: Utah has a flourishing technology industry fueled by skilled workers, a great business climate and, most importantly, the f...March 1, 2011