November 1, 2011

Cover Story

Green Business Awards

Utah boasts a stunning variety of landscapes, climates and wildlife that e...Read More

Featured Articles

A Look at Utah’s Green Economy

A Multi-speed Economy


Around Utah
Around Utah

Money Talk
Before you File

Best of Business 2011

Catching Sunshine

Business Trends
Compensation Innovation

Industry Outlook

In the Zone

Lessons Learned
International Liaisons

Legal Briefs
Protection Plan

The Business of Intelligence

When Opportunity Knocks

Executive Living
Winter Escapes

David Golden

Teri Klug



Best of Business 2011

Spencer Dickson

November 1, 2011

Still, Groupon shook off critics of its commercial to the tune of $760 million in revenue last year (but no profit). How long will the group coupon trend last? A Salt Lake version, CityDeals, could provide a cautionary example, having recently gone under before resurfacing under new management. Which perhaps sends the message that right-thinking people, including Morrissey, have known all along. Clipping coupons is not cool.

Best Reason to Buy a Good Winter Coat

We’re still marveling about last year’s incredibly large snowfall total and the correspondingly large ski season—the longest in state history. But there will come a time when ski season in Utah will never end, for better or worse. It’s coming. Mark our words.

Imagine cruising down slopes dusted with soft, fluffy snow all 12 months of the year. In that age, our economy will be entirely dependent on the ski industry. In fact, skiers and snowboarders will make up 80 percent of the population.

On the down side, the temperature will never rise above 18 degrees Fahrenheit, glaciers will make automobile transportation impossible and we’ll have to import all of our food from Afghanistan. Crazy how the tables turn, isn’t it? When it comes to global warming, you have to be ready to take the good with the bad.

Best Way to Get Ahead in a Down Economy

How valuable is a college degree? Valuable enough that Utahns have been enrolling in the state’s colleges and universities in record-breaking numbers over the past few years. Last fall, enrollment experienced a 5 percent bump, which continued into the spring.

This development is at once encouraging and discouraging. First the encouraging: getting one’s education is never a bad thing. The fact that Utahns recognize its importance, regardless of circumstances, must be viewed as a positive. The discouraging part? Apparently, it takes a down economy for people to realize they should go get a degree.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best of both worlds—a highly educated general populace and a thriving economy? The two can’t be mutually exclusive, can they?

Page 123
Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Content Marketing BootcampUtah Business Event
Oct 28, 2014
Please join Utah Business Magazine and Adobe, along with our other sponsors: Boostability, Right ...
Sustainable Business Awards 2014Utah Business Event
Nov 13, 2014
Utah Business magazine along with presenting sponsor Big D Construction, is pleased to announce t...
Best Companies to Work For 2014Utah Business Event
Dec 11, 2014
Utah Business magazine along with our sponsors Diversified Insurance and Miller Motor Sports Park...
Community Events View All
2014 Wicked Halloween 5K and Family Expo
Oct 25, 2014
Calling all witches, ghosts, vampires and werewolves! Join us on October 25th at Memory Grove Par...
St. George Book Festival - Book Expo Extravaganza!
Oct 25, 2014
What to Except: * Readers of all ages and genres will get a chance to meet dozens of prolific au...  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
* Event Description: