Over an 18 year period, Wayne Searle has worked in almost every department at SME Steel Contractors. From draftsman to COO and everything in between, Searle has been part of significant growth for the West Jordan-based company. Now as recently ...August 1, 2012
How New Generic Top-Level Domains Will Change the Internet
Four years from now, there may be more than 500 new generic top-level domains. The internet is about to become so much more organized, or so much more chaotic, depending on who you ask.
Whether you know it or not, you use top-level domains ...August 1, 2012
Issues to Consider when Management and Ownership Change
After spending years building a successful business, the idea of transitioning to new management and ownership can be difficult to accept. However, it must be done eventually and the prepared business owner is likely to experience a far more su...August 1, 2012
Economy Traveling in a Fog of Uncertainty
"Take some of this burden from us.” That was the request of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during his summer testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. In an uncharacteristically revealing way he ...August 1, 2012
How AlphaGraphics Staved Off Extinction to Thrive in a New Industry
Just a few years ago, AlphaGraphics was staring down the double barrels of a brutal economy and an industry in flux. The “quick print” industry that AlphaGraphics had dominated for 40 years was fully exposed to the recession’s...August 1, 2012
Local Company Using Genetics to Provide Better Care
Lineagen is on a mission to help people through genetics.
The Salt Lake City-based company is taking advantage of Utah’s vast medical and genetic resources to address complex genetic disorders, such as autism and developmental disorde...August 1, 2012
Launching a new business without a clear sense of revenues and costs is a recipe for failure. This sample budget worksheet, along with some advice from seasoned mentors, can help provide a clearer picture of your projected bottom line.
Sale...August 1, 2012
Video Content is Dominating Online Marketing Efforts
The YouTube age has completely revolutionized the way companies reach customers. Americans watched 10 billion video ads in May 2012—an all-time high, according to ComScore, Inc., a provider of digital measurement. And nearly 200 million i...August 1, 2012
Sporting and Recreation Mega-store Scheels Set for Grand Opening
Utah is about to be home to one of the nation’s largest sporting and recreation mega-stores: Scheels. The one-stop superstore has something for everyone, including entertainment for the little ones. Scheels is a game-changer for Utah&rsqu...August 1, 2012
Utah’s Best of the Best Restaurants
Business runs on great food. Whether you’re grabbing lunch with a new client or at a deal-closing dinner, it’s essential to dine at the best of the best establishments. Every year, Utah Business asks readers to tell us their fav...August 1, 2012
Under-prepared Boomers Facing Less-than-shiny Golden Years
Haven’t saved enough (or anything) for retirement? Consider this a visit from the Ghost of Your Retirement Future. Yeah, sure, you probably planned on simply working “forever,” but poor health will force a retirement anyway. Y...August 1, 2012
Pentad Properties President Greg Shields and his client were working on a major retail development when they hit a snag in the permitting process at city hall. As it turns out, no one in the building permit department knew who had signed off th...August 1, 2012
Utah’s education system faces many difficult challenges, from reduced funding to meeting the needs of tomorrow’s workforce. The state’s education leaders discuss the many challenges and opportunities inside Utah’s classr...August 1, 2012
The number of Utah IPOs has dropped in recent years—no local companies, in fact, have taken the private-to-public leap so far this year. But the IPOs that have happened recently were highly successful. In this issue of Utah Business, we f...August 1, 2012
These businesses are on their way to making it big.
Origins: In 2006, Larada Sciences was spun-off from research conducted at the University of Utah Department of Biology. Its Lousebuster received FDA clearance in 2009 and the product was launched in 2010.
What makes it uni...August 1, 2012