Examining the Threats and Weaknesses in Utah’s Economy
Utah is a great place to live and do business. Its mountains and red rocks have drawn outdoor enthusiasts to the state for decades, and its business-friendly climate continues to both foster new startups and incentivize established organization...April 10, 2014
How and When to Develop a Business Strategy
A major facet of starting a company is coming up with a business strategy—something that clearly expresses the direction a business will go and the steps it will take to achieve its goals. But if you’re new to the entrepreneurial sc...April 10, 2014
Diversity Brings Perspective and Contributes to a Better World
I recently met with a business leader who shared an instructive thought about the value of diversity in an organization. She said, “When I’m in a meeting and all the people are the same, I think, ‘What’s the point?&rsquo...April 10, 2014
This Summer, Rediscover Utah’s Amazing State Parks
When the government shutdown rattled the nation last October, tourists across the United States were forced out of national parks. Utah’s five national parks were off limits for about three weeks, and during that time tourists and locals ...April 10, 2014
Utah Court Rejects Multi-employer Worksite Doctrine
In a significant break from federal rulings, the Utah Supreme Court recently rejected the multi-employer worksite doctrine as incompatible with the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act (UOSH Act) in Hughes General Contractors, Inc. v. Utah L...April 10, 2014
MoneyDesktop Makes a Bold Change to its Vacation Policy
About a year ago, MoneyDesktop decided to switch from its standard accrual-based vacation policy to something decidedly less conventional: a flexible vacation policy. This means that MoneyDesktop’s full-time employees are able to take as ...April 10, 2014
The Superior Retirement Account: Traditional or Roth?
You’re likely familiar with the difference between a traditional IRA/401(k) and a Roth IRA/401(k). While the traditional account enables you to postpone taxes on both the income invested and its growth until the funds are withdrawn, a Rot...April 10, 2014
Shauna Sloan, along with her husband, Brent, is the founder of Kid to Kid. From its one-store beginning in 1992, Kid to Kid has grown into a franchise of 100 stores, with the 100th location opening last December in Frisco, Texas.
Plat...April 10, 2014
Patti Case is the principal and vice president of ETC Group, an energy-efficiency engineering firm in Salt Lake City. Case was recently honored at the 10th Annual Southwest Regional Energy Efficiency Workshop for her leadership in the industry....April 10, 2014
Some Progress, Much More to Do
If the 2014 Utah legislative session was given a grade by business leaders, it would probably be an I for incomplete.
But that’s pretty normal for any legislative session. In the short, frenzied, 45-day period when Utah’s laws a...April 10, 2014
Readers’ Choice,as selected by Utah Business Facebook fans.
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 yoga ...April 10, 2014
When to Give your IT Infrastructure a Makeover
Nothing can bring business to a halt faster than a slow, outdated IT system. In the digital era, customers, users and consumers are impatient, so it is essential to deliver information as fast as possible. Failing to do so can lead to lost reve...April 10, 2014
Salt Lake Being Considered for Google Fiber
By Devin Felix
Salt Lake City – GOOGLE FIBER may be coming to SALT LAKE CITY. City officials and Google representatives announced that Salt Lake is one of nine metro areas under consider...April 10, 2014
Utah County Gavel Company Fills a Unique Niche
By Devin Felix
Springville – Dave Giles is a soft-spoken, unassuming man with a business that serves people in some very loud and assuming situations. Giles makes every gavel that is ...April 10, 2014
Environmental StoneWorks to Build Southern Utah Facility
Washington County — ENVIRONMENTAL STONEWORKS announced plans to build a manufacturing facility in Washington County that is expected to create 124 new jobs and...April 10, 2014