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Professional Development Keeps Employees’ Skills Sharp and their Minds Engaged
When companies hit tough economic times, professional development opportunities for employees are typically one of the first things to go. However, industry experts argue that companies can actually save money and grow stronger through professi...
December 6, 2013

2014 Economic Forecast

Utah is Holding Steady amidst Economic Headwinds
  It’s no exaggeration to say that Utah’s economy is running circles around the rest of the nation. If the national economy is a patient enduring a long, slow convalescence, Utah has jumped out of its sickbed, performed som...
December 6, 2013

E-Verify Errors

The Pitfalls Employers Should Know About
Utah employers with 15 or more employees must register with and use a status verification system to verify work authorization of any new employee. Currently, the only system that verifies work authorization is E-Verify, which is an internet-bas...
December 6, 2013

Little Shop on Main

Small Business Lending Will Never be the Same
Not long ago, bankers and small business owners were partners along Main Street. When a local merchant needed a loan for short-term cash flow needs or wanted to finance expansion, they would sit across the desk from each other and come to terms...
December 6, 2013

My Holiday Wish

Let Go of Excessive Expectations this Season
For many, the holidays are the best time of year. It’s a chance to relish a season of giving, celebration and tradition. But there’s also an ugly underbelly that we don’t often discuss—the sadness that many people feel d...
December 6, 2013

The Road Less Traveled

How Red Iguana Survived North Temple Reconstruction
Since its inception in 1985, Salt Lake City’s acclaimed Red Iguana has delighted tens of thousands of customers with its authentic Mexican food. Founders Ramon and Maria Cardenas prided themselves in bringing great tastes, superior custom...
December 6, 2013

Word of Mouth

Strategies to Manage Your Online Reputation
There’s potentially nothing quite as damaging to a company as a dissatisfied customer—except, perhaps, a dissatisfied customer with a Yelp account. Poor online reviews, negative news stories, a blog rant, video of your workers being...
December 6, 2013

Fund Your Dream

Harnessing the Power of the Crowd
The folks at Caravan Shoppe just want to share their art. So rather than spend time and effort manufacturing products or maintaining inventory, the Utah design shop sells digital downloads of its pieces. After its customers download the designs...
December 6, 2013

Bargain Shoppers

Resorts and Attractions Grapple with Last-minute Bookings
A luxury boutique hotel in New York City used Twitter to broadcast daily discounts of 25 to 30 percent for unsold rooms, and savvy customers learned to wait—some in the hotel’s lobby—for the last-minute specials before booking...
December 6, 2013

Brad Petersen: Outdoor Enthusiast Responds to Call from Governor

In the early months of 2013, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert publicized the creation of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation. Now, this innovative department has a leader to implement its vision: Brad Petersen, an outdoor enthusiast with two decades of...
December 6, 2013

Teresa Whitehead: Helping People Live the American Dream

The mortgage industry is stressful, but you wouldn’t know it from talking to Citywide Home Loans CEO Teresa Whitehead. As far as Whitehead is concerned, she has the best job in the world—a job that brings her happiness and allows he...
December 6, 2013

Do Your Part to Build a Stronger Workforce

There’s much for Utah’s businesses and citizenry to be proud of when thinking of our great state. In many ways, this issue of Utah Business celebrates what our state is doing right. From our strong economy (read our economic forecas...
December 6, 2013

Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love, By David Sturt

As an HR leader of 25 years, I have high interest in implementing great leadership ideas. In addition, our business has a deep commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring that our customers are delighted with their interactions with u...
December 6, 2013

Readers' Choice: Boothe Brothers Music

Each month, we ask our Facebook fans to nominate their favorite Utah-owned businesses and select one to feature here. This month we asked fans to tell us their favorite music stores. Want us to write about a business you love? Follow us at www....
December 6, 2013

Players

CHARLES MEEKER joined intellectual property law firm Workman Nydegger. Meeker’s patent practice experience includes DNA analysis, luminescence and fluorescence imaging, pathology diagnostic equipment, synthetic diamond manufacturing and m...
December 6, 2013

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