Utah Real Estate is a Fresh Opportunity
The joke around mortgage lender offices in recent times was that anyone who could fog a mirror could qualify for a mortgage. But since the financial meltdown last fall, the mortgage market has changed, forcing lenders to tighten up standards—a pra...February 2, 2009
Fueling Questar and the Community
Ronald Jibson loves his job. Really. He’s been working for the same company, Questar Gas Co. (formerly Mountain Fuel) for 28 years. Once a design engineer fresh out of Utah State University, Jibson now steers the utility company as president and C...February 2, 2009
Building Experience Upon Experience
Many business executives say hard work, determination and putting employees first is essential in a leadership role. Tom Carlin, who recently became president of electronics manufacturer Inovar, a division of inthinc, is no exception.
The 37-y...February 2, 2009
Smartphones Put the Workday Desk on the Road
With businesses more tech-savvy than ever, many wonder how the next wave in technology will impact their day-to-day operations. For some business leaders, mobile broadband, a term that describes wireless high speed Internet access through a portab...February 2, 2009
Making the Transfer of Business Abroad a Smooth Passage
In its Offshore Success study, A.T. Kearney studied 35 major companies that transferred business functions to China, India and elsewhere. Third parties performed company functions (outsourcing) or were performed by the company’s own overseas opera...February 2, 2009
Making Money Still Possible in a Volatile Market
After the last 12 months, investors have a greater understanding about the risks involved with investing in stocks. Perhaps we have all realized that we do not have as much tolerance for risk as we thought we had.
In particular, those nearing...February 2, 2009
Executives Seek the Ease of a City Residence
Salt Lake City is attracting more than businesses these days. In addition to corporate headquarters, Utah’s capital is becoming the residence of choice for executives because of its proximity to the airport, active arts community and urban setting...February 2, 2009
Sustainable Lodging Meets the Luxe-boutique
Put an ecological conscience with thoughts of a weekend trip and one might conjure up images of camping, since using Mother Nature’s products on an overnighter suggests little more than roughing it. Going au naturel now, though, has a luxe connect...February 2, 2009
Dental Procedures Improve Looks and Health
The head fashion stylist at Salt Lake’s apparel store Jealousy Boutique believes belts, scarves and jewelry aside, she has the perfect makeover: a new smile. Sandra Roskiewich underwent a dental transformation that included bonding, a series of t...February 2, 2009
Today’s Bosses Must Be Authentic and Reliable
Get Real. That’s what today’s workforce wants from its managers, says a consensus of human resources and recruitment experts. No more “yes men,” no more closed door meetings, no more lofty promises. “It’s not about being nicey-nicey or just giving...February 2, 2009
Alternative Benefits Offer Health Care RX
Rick Dennison will never forget the thoughts that went through his mind in those moments after his accident. It was three years ago, and Dennison (not his real name) was driving on a two-lane highway in southern Utah when a driver coming the other...February 2, 2009
What a difference a year makes. When Utah lawmakers met a year ago, budget projections indicated a $1 billion surplus in state revenues. Now, legislators have already cut more than $175 million from the budget. And, with new home construction stal...February 2, 2009
With the Right Business Name, Success Will Smell Just as Sweet
What’s in a name? Well, for a business owner, a lot actually. Naming your company can be as emotional as naming your firstborn, experts say.
The name of your business can let potential customers know what you do, how you do it and what you stan...February 2, 2009
Economic Fallout Hits Utah Employers
Utah’s economy has long been The Little Engine That Could—merrily puffing along while other regions faltered. Compared with the national situation, our economy remained remarkably robust.
Now, however, larger economic forces are starting to tak...February 1, 2009
Utah’s Rising Stars
Utah’s business community is rich with a youthful and energetic workforce. This year’s lineup is an assemblage of serial entrepreneurs, technology innovators and finance gurus—each bringing something unique to Utah’s dynamic business community. Fo...January 15, 2009