Local Businesses Survive and Thrive Despite Grueling Challenges
Almost anything can affect the success of a business. Economics, location and adaptability all play a part in whether a company gets through tough times or succumbs to competition and financial woes.
Four local business owners have overcome...October 1, 2012
Hill Air Force Base is a Core Engine in Utah’s Economy
Sitting on 6,698 acres approximately 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, Hill Air Force Base is an economic powerhouse that impacts not only Davis and Weber counties, but the entire state. The base directly employs tens of thousands of military a...October 1, 2012
A Look at Utah’s Export Growth
Utah Export Stats Mid-Year 2012
Total Exports Jan - June 2012
Percent Change over 2011
Source: World Trade Center Utah
Utah ranked No. 6 overall in the 2010 report “Export Focus for Ma...October 1, 2012
Last month, I attended the Women Tech Council’s fifth annual awards ceremony. It was inspiring to be surrounded by such an amazing group of accomplished professionals.
The event honored six women in technology: Jeanette Haren, CEO of ...October 1, 2012
Women business owners share their stories, discussing the challenges and successes they’ve experienced in their respective industries over the years. The group also discusses the joys and struggles of being a woman in business, and the im...October 1, 2012
What Does It Mean for Utah’s Business Community?
For Utah businesses, the Nov. 6 election is high-stakes drama. It may not be the most crucial election in our lifetimes, as some partisan national pundits like to say, but it’s hard to overstate its importance.
More than anything, bus...October 1, 2012
A Look at GRAMA Amendments
Are there any reasonable expectations of privacy for an elected official? Who should pay the increasing legal costs as government entities respond to records requests? How should modern-day channels of communication like text messages, IMs, ema...October 1, 2012
Maximizing Employee Stock Options
You’ve worked hard for your employer for several years and been rewarded with options on the company stock. Now stock options make up a large share of your wealth and you’re thinking it’s time to pay more attention. But what a...October 1, 2012
The 2012 Elections are Finally Here
The moment of truth is here. On Nov. 6 Americans will elect a president, vice president and 468 members of Congress. For many, it will be the election of a lifetime as we choose how to eliminate chronic unemployment, national malaise and a tril...October 1, 2012
Victory for Lifetime Products in a Chinese Court
There’s an old sports axiom that says if a team can win two-thirds of its games at home, and half its games on the road, they’ll be champions. But winning road games in business, particularly when it involves litigation, is often mu...October 1, 2012
Mobile Payment Apps Come with Opportunities—and Risks
Mobile payment apps, which let customers pay for purchases with a swipe of their mobile device, are proving a boon for merchants and consumers alike. Mobile payments let micro-businesses, like artisans or landscapers, easily accept credit card ...October 1, 2012
Launching a Business with an Eye to the Future
Formulating an exit strategy is part of growing a business. Just as a runner trains before a race to reach the finish line, entrepreneurs cannot afford to put off thinking about how they will get a return on their investment down the road when ...October 1, 2012
Recessionary Trends Have Bolstered the Multi-family Market
Real estate has been among the hardest hit—and the slowest to recover—of the industries impacted by the Great Recession. But one side effect of the hobbled housing market was a strengthening of the apartment market as shell-shocked ...October 1, 2012
Food and Wine Classes Provide a Delectable Night Out
When it comes time to decide what to do for the weekend, dinner and a show can become the default. But when looking for something creative to do with a date or a fun way to catch up with friends, there is an often-overlooked option—cookin...October 1, 2012
Women are strong innovators and have more opportunity in a disruptive career, said Whitney Johnson at the Women Tech Awards Thursday afternoon.
Johnson is a Boston-based investor and co-founder of the investment firm Rose Park Advisors. She...September 28, 2012