Utah an Important Transportation Hub
On any given day, thousands of tractor-trailers travel Utah’s interstates, moving freight from California to Chicago and beyond, or from Canada to Mexico. In fact, Utah highways have the highest percentage of truck traffic in the nation, ...March 1, 2011
Much has changed on Utah’s economic landscape since Governor Gary R. Herbert tapped Spencer P. Eccles to run the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and execute his economic development plan.
During that time Utah v...March 1, 2011
Choosing the Right Structure for a Startup
One of the first decisions an entrepreneur must make is how to legally structure the new business, especially to get the best tax advantages.
“As a general rule, it’s hard to go wrong with an LLC for a small business,” says Troy Blanchard, St. ...February 1, 2011
APX Alarm Sheds its Well-known Brand as it Expands
APX Alarm is no more. Over a months-long process, the company has turned inward, reinvented itself and, just this month, launched a new brand identity along with new product and services offerings. The sturdy, respectable APX Alarm brand has been ...February 1, 2011
Salt Lake Area
Sandy - FIREHOUSE SUBS held a ribbon cutting at its new location at 10325 S. State Street. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday from 10:30-9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30-9:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City - The federal government ha...February 1, 2011
With Utah’s economy finally showing signs of growth and recovery, banking officials and experts discuss the challenges of new federal regulations on the industry and give advice to business execs who are wondering if now is the right time to finan...February 1, 2011
By Peter Firestein
Reputation is in the pantheon of a company’s most precious assets. It doesn’t matter whether your company produces cupcakes or SaaS solutions, your reputation matters. In fact, it is so vital that if it is nourished well, it can be the very key to...February 1, 2011
One of Utah’s many strengths has long been is its youthful workforce. Utah, in fact, has the nation’s youngest population; the state’s median age is 28.5, the nation’s is 36.8.
In our annual Forty Under 40 recognition feature, we celebrate 40 o...February 1, 2011
One of Utah’s many strengths has long been the innovative thinking and fresh experiences of its youthful population. Whether they are creating new entrepreneurial ventures or directing established companies, this generation of leaders is confident...February 1, 2011
What You Need to Know for a Successful IPO
If you are leading a company that is preparing to go public within the next few years, you have much to consider: the strength and buoyancy of the U.S. capital markets, current economic indicators and your company’s performance. No one will tell y...February 1, 2011
Out-of-Work Utahns Struggle Against Employer Perceptions
In June 2010, a job recruiting website called The People Place posted an advertisement asking for applicants to fill an engineering position. Along with the usual computer, technology, education and communication skills required, candidates were i...February 1, 2011
Building Local Business
In 2004, Joelle Kanshepolsky and her husband embarked on a year-long trip to see the world. They lived for a month at a time at various locations on a mere $30 a day, and they came to know and love people from many other cultures.
These travels...February 1, 2011
Preserving Brand Strength in Foreign Markets
In the print edition of “Lost in Translation,” incorrect translations were included within the article. The mistranslations were not provided by the author. Utah Business regrets this error.
Marketing managers often laughingly relate how Coca-C...February 1, 2011
Utah’s Distribution Infrastructure Attracts Outdoor Rec Companies
While Utah’s recreational wonderland has attracted outdoor sports enthusiasts for decades, the state has also become a magnet for outdoor product companies. The state’s unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities, combined with solid distribu...February 1, 2011
Be Careful When Mixing Social Networking and Business
Are your company policies in need of an extreme makeover? Are your employees tweeting on Twitter, blogging, Facebooking or texting about you or your company? Social media is loosely defined as a variety of web-based technologies that enable people...February 1, 2011