Motivating Employees with an Economic Interest in the Company
Giving key employees an ownership interest in a business can be an effective way to hire, motivate and retain them. Traditional methods of giving key employees an ownership interest in a corporation (e.g., stock options, restricted stock awards...December 1, 2012
Does Enterprise Risk Management Really Work?
Enterprise risk management (ERM) has become a buzz term over the past several years. Most likely, if you are in management at your company, you have been inundated by articles, fliers, emails and consultants trying to sell you on the idea of im...December 1, 2012
Change the Odds this Holiday Season
Like many of you, I have a favorite holiday song. It speaks to the opportunities provided to many and the indignities afforded a few.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat,
Please place a penny in the old man’s cap.
If you...December 1, 2012
Cafe Rio Expands Far from the Home Turf
When a business is on an aggressive growth path like Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, it’s important to have consistency in every aspect of the operation. That’s why CEO Dave Gagnon has this mantra: “We run every restaurant like it&rsq...December 1, 2012
Six Tips to E-Commerce Success
Is your small business ready to open an online storefront? Consider this advice from Utah business owners and website experts.
1. Start with a Sellable Product
Even with a custom-designed website and a streamlined checkout process, not ev...December 1, 2012
A Strong Funding Pitch Can Still Suffer if You Violate These Five Rules
Chris Stone has seen a few interesting pitches in his days as managing partner at Epic Ventures, but none as memorable as the guy who asked if he could smoke a joint. The entrepreneur, who was pitching a software program, was maybe a little too...December 1, 2012
Visitors from Across the Globe Discover Utah
Global economic trends are transforming tourist demographics in Utah, bringing visitors with a myriad of interests and expectations. The state’s resorts and tourist destinations are looking for new ways to target these markets and attract...December 1, 2012
Utah Offers a Plethora of Extreme Winter Sports
Extreme sports grow in popularity each year. Weekend warriors in rising numbers are moving beyond traditional sports and finding new ways to challenge their bodies and minds. In Utah, this trend means trading in a weekend at the ski resort for ...December 1, 2012
As the economy improves, will your employees jump ship? A recent report by national recruiting firm FPC found that 79 percent of all employees plan to begin the job hunt during 2013. The report gave two primary reasons for the looming worker ex...December 1, 2012
The Dichotomy of Utah’s Economic Outlook
Naughty boys and girls in Utah may not find lumps of coal in their stockings this Christmas, despite the fact that the fossil fuel is plenteous in the Beehive State. Rather, local Christmas stockings may lack for want of coal because Utah&rsquo...December 1, 2012
Find the Resource You Need to Launch Your Startup
Anyone who has wanted to start a business or create their own company usually begins with two key ingredients—imagination and motivation. What many need to complete the recipe for success are, first, the working capital to make it happen ...December 1, 2012
Organizations that Go the Extra Mile for Their Employees
Keeping your company moving full speed ahead can be tough during today’s bumpy economy. As our 2012 Best Companies to Work For demonstrate, keeping your employees happy and healthy is key to keeping your company on the road to success. In...December 1, 2012
Reader’s Choice, as selected by Utah Business Facebook fans…
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Won-Door—a Great Utah Company You’ve Never Heard of
An American flag hangs in the lobby of the Won-Door offices in Salt Lake. It was one of 100 flags flying over the Pentagon on 9/11 when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the building, killing all 59 passengers on the plane and more than ...December 1, 2012
With costs escalating and demand for care increasing, healthcare in the United States is at a tipping point. Our panel of industry leaders weighs the social, technological and policy changes that can set healthcare back on a sustainable pat...December 1, 2012