Every movie buff has an Apocalypse Now moment, a turning point when a film becomes a perspective-altering experience, says Tori Baker, executive director of the Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS). “These moments change you as an individual and...July 1, 2012
Mark Meadows was always bound for medicine—he started his career as an ambulance attendant just after graduating high school. Almost 30 years later, Meadows’ role has shifted from bedside care to business, but helping patients is st...July 1, 2012
2012 LLC Act Delayed Until at Least 2013
In the December issue of Utah Business, we wrote an article outlining several key changes in Utah limited liability company law due to the Utah Legislature’s passing of the Utah Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. Instead of go...July 1, 2012
Five Ways to Land a $6 Million Round
Last year, we were fortunate to land two incredible VC partners in Highway 12 Ventures and GSA Venture Partners. The story and path to closing the deal was an adventure and experience in and of itself. Since closing, many people have asked abou...July 1, 2012
Clayton Christensen’s Latest Book Teaches Important Lessons
Summer is a great time for self-reflection and a good read. I combined the two by reading Clayton Christensen’s new book, How Will You Measure Your Life? In it, Christensen applies business theories to the making of a successful life. Rea...July 1, 2012
Daily Bread Learns Its Own Lesson in Preparedness
Emergency food storage in Utah has come a long way since families stored hundreds of pounds of wheat under their beds. Now, several companies specialize in producing food storage products that last for a quarter-century, or more, and can be sto...July 1, 2012
How to Optimize Your Company’s Online Presence
When it comes to finding a plumber, more people are going online than going to the Yellow Pages.
So why is it that many companies aren’t paying attention to their web presence? From unclaimed Google Places listings to poorly designed ...July 1, 2012
The Right Insurance Can Help a Company Outlast Its Founders
Selecting the right insurance options for your company is all about the “what ifs?” What if the founder dies or becomes severely disabled? What if your financial wizard becomes critically ill?
Companies should plan for these typ...July 1, 2012
Is Manufacturing a First-choice Career Path?
True or false: Manufacturing is hard, back-breaking work in deplorable conditions—and it’s a dead-end career that doesn’t pay very well.
False! Industry leaders say manufacturing can be a great career path, but they are ha...July 1, 2012
Up the Ante with High-performance Tuning
It doesn’t take much for most of us to relive a memory from our teenage years—usually that first year when we get our driver’s license and have the chance to borrow our parent’s car. You pull up at a stoplight, another y...July 1, 2012
Do the State’s Byzantine Laws Stifle Economic Development?
Four convention attendees, fresh off a good day on the tradeshow floor, walk into Red Rock brewpub in Salt Lake City to get a drink and network. Two want to taste a great local beer, one wants a glass of wine and one wants a martini. Can they a...July 1, 2012
In this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, we introduce you to business men and women who are working like horses to not only bring home the bacon for themselves, but to create jobs for people across the s...July 1, 2012
Celebrating Utah’s Most Admired Companies
Social media has revolutionized the way companies communicate and interact with their customers. It gives businesses a unique opportunity to have an ongoing dialogue with their current and future clientele. Companies can now participate in real...July 1, 2012
The Utah Fund of Funds Preps for a New Round of Investment
Imagine the ebbs and flows of the economic cycle are a storm system. Typically, one might connect foul weather to a sluggish economy, but the opposite is true in this analogy. The gales and torrents of a vicious cyclone represent the boom times...July 1, 2012
Utah’s technology industry is critical to the state’s economy. Many, in fact, claim that the tech industry was vital to the state’s relative economic health during the Great Recession. Today the industry, which encompasses IT,...July 1, 2012