Tax Incentives Build Utah Businesses
Since August, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has continued his predecessor’s business-friendly policy of offering tax credits to high-paying companies that either expand or relocate to Utah.
Economic development tax increment financing (EDTIF) is a co...January 23, 2012
Successful Companies Must Develop an Online Marketing Plan
Take a moment to visit 1994 with me. I was sitting in a word processing class learning commands on a DOS-based computer with a green-colored screen. Smartphones have more power than that computer.
Bill Clinton was President of the United States,...January 23, 2012
SBA Loans Help Business Owners Seize Opportunities
Although there are probably some tough times ahead, we are beginning to see hope emerging from behind the dark clouds of economic uncertainty. For those companies wanting to take advantage of some of the opportunities created by the recession, tap...January 23, 2012
Controlling His Destiny
In Kelly Saunders’ mind, safety comes first—every time. As president and CEO of Kennecott Utah Copper, Saunders can explain how the company bounced back after copper prices dropped from an all time high of $4.20 in June 2008 to $1.30 just six mont...January 23, 2012
Jumpstart Business Planning with Corporate Retreats and Meetings
High-profile junkets to exotic locales drew the ire of the public when it came to light that companies like Lehman Brothers and AIG were taking such trips while bleeding red ink. Since then, executives have become much more conscious about public ...January 23, 2012
Commercial Real Estate Deals Abound
It’s no secret that the real estate market experienced drastic changes during the past two years. Those wanting to sell property face an uphill battle, competing against years’ worth of inventory. On the other hand, those seeking to purchase real ...January 20, 2012
A Spotlight of Five Top Private Companies
Slightly bruised but not broken, our annual list of Utah’s top 100 private companies illustrates models of economic resilience. Committed to quality and consistency, these companies prove industry is rebounding in the Beehive State.
5. C.R. En...January 20, 2012
Local Companies Support Differences in the Workplace
When Bart LeFan moved from Nashville to Salt Lake City more than two years ago, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. He’d heard all the stereotypes about Utah regarding polygamy, incomprehensible liquor laws, the dominant religion and the conserva...January 20, 2012
10 Companies Preserving Utah’s Legacy
Setting the standard for today’s start-ups, Utah Business magazine's 2010 Trailblazers are a force to be reckoned with. By keeping their eyes on the prize from day one, mediocrity was never an option. These enduring companies remained true to thei...January 20, 2012
Corporate Sailing in Utah
Every sailor has his or her own reason for stepping into a sailboat, but for Todd Frye, it’s the feeling of pure freedom he first experienced in 1974.
“I’m not sure I can explain the experience of being powered only by the wind, but it’s a true ...January 20, 2012
A Roundtable Discussion Among Local Leaders
Jeff Edwards, EDCUtah
Cory Moore, Big-D Construction
Vasilios Priskos, InterNet Properties
Steve Peterson, Millrock Park
Rick Woodbury, Woodbury Corporation
Richard Bird, Marcus & Millichap
Mike Falk, NAI Utah CRE
Mik...January 20, 2012
Be Proactive to Manage Legal Risk
As a young boy, I was very committed to saving the meager cash that flowed to me from birthday cards and allowances. My older brother teasingly referred to it as “hoarding.” Initially, a ceramic Abe Lincoln-head bank protected my small net worth. ...January 20, 2012
Serving Utah’s Community and Businesses
In a figurative sense, a giant is a person of great power and importance: a major figure or legend. It is also the word that the Salt Lake Chamber uses to honor “giants in our city,” individuals who have enjoyed success in business and made great ...January 20, 2012
Leading at the Right Time
In the business world you can’t put a price on the “right time.” Whether it is the right idea at the right time or the right person at the right time, it would seem Eric Morgan has a knack for both.
Approaching his two-year anniversary as C...January 20, 2012
Outsourcing IT Saves Time and Money
One of the greatest benefits of having your own company is the control that comes with it. You decide who to hire, what hours to work and where to locate the office.
Unfortunately, as the company grows certain responsibilities quickly become dif...January 20, 2012