Slow Economy Holds Up Incentives Program for Early Ventures
First, here’s the good news: There are hundreds of millions of dollars in tax incentives for businesses—money that could increase the diversity and quality of capital available for startups and growth companies in the state. In fact, that fund, th...January 19, 2012
Turning Loss into Profits during a Downturn
Scanning today’s news, you’re likely to hear analysts, economists, historians, reporters and others calling the current economic times the “Great Recession.” It’s a term that also cropped up during recessions in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and is o...January 19, 2012
Not all Personal Business Expenses are Deductible
You’ve got a sharp pencil, a calculator and your tax forms—and a stack of receipts that you hope will reduce your tax burden. But take care: deducting the wrong things can land you in some seriously hot water.
“Some people think they can deduct ...January 18, 2012
Every 12 months, we at Utah Business like to take a look back on the year that was—the trends, the big news stories, the events that made us all laugh and cry (and, believe us, Utah and BYU fans, we’ll be touching on at least one of those below). ...January 18, 2012
Engage Clients and Employees with Vibrant Office Design
Beige walls. Furniture that was new sometime prior to the advent of personal computers. Dented file cabinets and messy cork boards. Does this sound like an inspirational place to work? Or like an office you know—or an office you work in?
If so, ...January 18, 2012
Will Your Agreement Hold Up in Court?
If you are an employee who thinks your non-compete agreement is unenforceable, think again.
If you are an employer who thinks your non-compete agreement is enforceable, think again.
The world of non-compete agreements is a tricky place. The law...January 18, 2012
Navigate International Cash Management Rules
In today’s tough economic climate, many businesses are looking to expand beyond the local U.S. market in order to grow. Conducting business overseas can provide more challenges than some business owners expect. One of the most overlooked aspects o...January 18, 2012
Called to Serve
Lucky: That’s Robert Hatch for you. He’s lucky, he’ll tell you, to have grown up in Bountiful when there were still plenty of orchards and open space, and extremely lucky to have had parents who loved, nurtured and encouraged him to go out in to t...January 18, 2012
Adventures for Crisp Fall Weekends
Sooner than you realize, snow will be flying and you’ll be wondering where the summer went. So grab what limited time is left to go on a wild adventure, enjoy the mountains in the fall or create the perfect grilled hamburger. What should you do be...January 18, 2012
Would Your Business Survive a Catastrophe of Any Size?
Scientists predict an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 or greater will hit the Wasatch Front at some point. To mitigate this likely catastrophic event, buildings are constructed according to seismic standards and city-wide drills are held routin...January 18, 2012
A Roundtable Discussion Among Local Leaders
Human Resources and Staffing
David Cherrington, Brigham Young University
Erin Searles, Marriott Vacation Club
Dennis Johnson, Smith Johnson Group
Spencer Shaffer, Myelin Resources
Elena Monahan, Marriott Vacat...January 18, 2012
A Sentimental Journey with Modern-day Problems
For almost 20 years, tourists and locals alike have traveled back in time with the Heber Valley Railroad. Despite the railroad’s historic charm, however, the problems it faces are in every way products of a present day crisis.
The mission of the...January 18, 2012
Returning to Utah
They say if you love something, let it go, and if it comes back to you…well, let’s hope she’s ours forever.
For nine years, Heidi Walker (then Heidi Ballif) served the Salt Lake Chamber, overseeing business development, events, outreach programs...January 18, 2012
Researchers Take Big Steps in Nanotechnology
For most of us, the only time we think about the term “nano” is when we’re debating which size of iPod to buy. But for researchers at the University of Utah’s Nano Institute of Utah, the term represents nearly limitless potential, whether it’s pre...January 18, 2012
Handling the Negative with Your Employees
In the movie Up in the Air, actress Anna Kendrick shadows co-star George Clooney as his character does his job—firing employees for other companies as a hire-on-demand terminator. He flies in from his company headquarters, sequesters himself with ...January 18, 2012