A pioneering spirit in the face of economic uncertainty is propelling 2011’s Fast 50 into continued success. At Utah Business, we’ve seen companies forge ahead, using innovation, passion and elbow grease to beat the odds and reach t...September 1, 2011
Utah’s human resources professionals are proving their worth as companies face mounting issues such as healthcare changes, undocumented worker challenges and compliance issues. Our human resources and staffing experts discussed the challe...September 1, 2011
Turn Employees into Ambassadors for Your Brand
What is the secret to Disneyland’s magic? It’s not the thrilling rides or spectacular fireworks displays. It’s not even the happy faces of children or a sprinkling of Tinker Bell’s dust. The secret lies with the friendly...September 1, 2011
Business Meeting Etiquette Important As Ever
Meetings are inevitable in every profession, and the way you conduct yourself in a meeting can create a dramatic reflection of you or your company. Whether it’s a meeting with a client or an internal meeting with colleagues, some simple g...September 1, 2011
Utah’s Commercial Construction Industry Still Searching for Recovery Signs
The recession may be abating in other business sectors, but Utah’s commercial construction industry is still in a big chill, searching for signs the worst may be over.
“It’s a pretty bleak environment right now,” say...September 1, 2011
Utah’s Research Universities are Churning out Exciting Technology
From renewable energy sources to the latest in entertainment technology, Utah’s universities have a plethora of interesting research spinning out of their laboratories. The potential for profit has attracted entrepreneurs who are interest...September 1, 2011
Bringing Spirit to the Classroom and Community
Last season, Taylor Randall could be found cheering in the stands at every U of U home football game. Well, all but one. He made that game up by traveling to the University of Notre Dame for an away game.
Fall 2010 also represented the firs...September 1, 2011
Building a Global Strategy
Whether he’s selling Clorox, kitty litter or cosmetics, Schiff Nutrition CEO Tarang Amin believes that success in building brands is about inspiring teamwork.
At just 45, Amin comes to Schiff Nutrition after working as general manager...September 1, 2011
Smoothing Out Cash Flow Ups and Downs
I recently tricked my six-year old into going on Space Mountain. Porter had never been on a roller coaster before. His questions were nonstop and sincere.
“Has anyone ever fallen out? Are there seat belts? What if they break?”
...September 1, 2011
Streamlining a 130-year-old Organization
When Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, she had no idea how her organization would spread to every part of the country, becoming the nation’s go-to response team for any type of disaster. Nationally, there are nearly 700...September 1, 2011
Utah County is facing growing pains, with the added constraints of a down economy. Major tech companies are locating or expanding in the county, but that has put a strain on the talent pool. And with little new construction, commercial space is...September 1, 2011
Utah’s Economic Exceptionalism Under Threat
I’m mad. For 14 consecutive months I’ve watched as the Utah economy has climbed out of the worst recession in my lifetime. If you are less than 78 years old, it was the worst recession in your lifetime too. And now we have the U.S. ...September 1, 2011
Businesses Leverage Geo-location Technology
No one likes the idea of Big Brother tracking where they go. But what if he was handing out discounts on designer jeans, advance tickets to U2 or two-for-one packages of Jimmy Dean sausages?
The latest advancements in smartphone technology ...September 1, 2011
Termination Decisions Require Good Legal Advice and Common Sense
Lawyers probably should not get into heated discussions with their mothers and spouses about employment law. Nevertheless, at dinner one night when I still was a young lawyer, I tried to explain to my mother and my wife that in Utah, an employe...September 1, 2011
Sixty-four-year-old Patricia Bailey is a self-described addict, but not of drugs or alcohol; she’s addicted to payday loans—easy money for a woman who has oft times been desperate to make ends meet. Despite being hounded by collecti...September 1, 2011