Karen Woodbury, the Utah District of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Small Business Person of the Year, achieves success through what she calls a win-win-win philosophy.
“I watch the bottom line, but it’s not...September 1, 2012
With more than three decades’ experience in technology, Jerry Ropelato has seen many things change over the years. And his willingness and ability to embrace and adapt to those changes has fueled his remarkable success.
TechMediaNetwo...September 1, 2012
Utah has much to celebrate. Our unique combination of business-friendly policies coupled with our innovative culture has led to sustained economic growth and success—and the rest of the nation is noticing. Utah recently claimed yet anothe...September 1, 2012
An entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to succeed in the face of economic uncertainty could be the theme of the 2012 Fast 50. These companies are forging ahead with innovation, passion and diligence. They are leaders in their respe...September 1, 2012
Legal Billing Takes a Turn for the Non-traditional
For the past 50 years, hourly rates have been the bastion of legal billing. Now, alternative billing models are shaking things up for some attorneys.
Non-traditional billing has allowed some clients to create hybrid models or flat fees, giv...September 1, 2012
From juggling compliance issues to dealing with escalating workforce costs, human resource professionals are finding more and more responsibilities on their plates. Our panel of HR leaders discusses these topics, as well as the new strategic ro...September 1, 2012
An examination of four divisive issues. WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
SHOULD UTAH CONTINUE PROVIDING IN-STATE TUITION FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS?
By Heather Stewart
Of course, says Paul Mero of the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank based in Salt Lake City.
“Frankly, it’s just no...September 1, 2012
Utah County is facing tremendous growth. Construction is up and major tech companies are locating or expanding in the county. And though the area is still experiencing a talent shortage, local business leaders see optimism in the area’s i...September 1, 2012
Conquering the Present Business World with Lessons from the Past
For more than 10 years, Utah Business has been spotlighting some of the state’s longest-lasting companies and organizations. Is it getting old yet? Actually, yes. These companies are all getting old—old and experienced, and wrinkled...September 1, 2012
Protecting Against the Risk of Double Payment
Since construction is a credit-based business, and since contractor and material suppliers extend millions of dollars of credit each year in the form of labor and materials, Utah law allows contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers to ...September 1, 2012
New Recording Rules about to Launch
Significant change is coming to the way companies account for their leases. The standard-setting board in the United States, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has proposed rules that will treat all leases similar to “capita...September 1, 2012
Pivotal Lessons about Educational Progress
I am a product of Utah’s public schools. I grew up in the East Millcreek area and attended Olympus High School. I did my undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Utah (yes, I bleed red). I also have two children—Rosie an...September 1, 2012
Local Companies Implement Tobacco-free Policies
It was not a surprise for MediConnect Global employees, since they had known about the company’s tobacco-free policy since May 2011. Reality, however, didn’t truly hit them until they read the eventual memo issued in September and r...September 1, 2012
How to Stay Focused and Energetic on Business Trips
After making it through airport security, you dash to your gate, grabbing a large cinnamon roll and jumbo-size coffee along the way. On your flight, you munch on salty peanuts and pretzels, guzzling Diet Coke to keep you awake so you can, liter...September 1, 2012
Utah Small Businesses Enjoying Growth Again
During tough economic times, small businesses are often the first to feel the crunch. The good news is that a gradual economic improvement is helping small Utah businesses to thrive again.
When small businesses are hiring, it means good thi...September 1, 2012