Entrepreneurship

Economic theory uses scientific method

Economics requires theory to form testable hypotheses, and theory often required heavy use of mathematics. Without theory and testable hypotheses, we would be unable to understand the economy. Read more »

April 30, 2013

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When investors aren’t an option: 10 alternatives to finance your business

I am often asked about options to finance a start-up business. Of course investors and bank loans are a common solution. However, a budding entrepreneur simply might not want to bring on investors... Read more »

April 30, 2013

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Balancing act: Do you think busyness is a virtue?

How often have you deflected a work assignment by claiming that you're just too busy to accept it? No one wants to hear how busy someone else is. But that doesn't stop us from wearing our busyness... Read more »

April 23, 2013

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Alan Hall: 4 ways to become your own boss — which one fits you?

If you are ready to become your own boss, here are four options that might align well with who you are and what you enjoy. Which of the following alternatives suits you best? Read more »

Feb. 19, 2013

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New York Times writer, editor to address small-business owners

SALT LAKE CITY — An editor and writer from the New York Times will speak to Utah small-business owners next month. Loren Feldman, small-business editor of the New York Times, and Jay Goltz, a longtime small-business owner... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2013

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Vivint founder named Entrepreneur of the Year

PROVO — Vivint founder and CEO Todd Pedersen has been named 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by the MountainWest Capital Network, a Utah business networking organization. Pedersen was the founder of APX Alarm in 1999, which... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2013

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Report: Utah experiences highest job growth rate since 2007

Utah employers added 35,800 jobs and experienced job growth of 2.9 percent in 2012, the state's highest rate since 2007, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2013

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Vernal smoothie shop owner charges $1 'liberal tax'

George Burnett's new juice and smoothie bar is already earning rave reviews, but his decision to charge liberals a $1 surcharge is leaving some folks with a bitter taste in their mouths. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2013

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About Utah: RC Willey growing but holds to roots

The local business RC Willey has grown over the years and expanded in number of stores and employees. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2012

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5 reasons your business needs to consider Google+

In just under a year, Google+, Google's social network "competitor" to Facebook and Twitter, has grown from zero users to more than 100 million monthly active users using plus.google.com. What is... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2012

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4 tips to manage your online reputation

Managing your online reputation is more important than ever as individuals and businesses share and interact via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media. How we interact with each other... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2012

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Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar dies at age 86

Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who wrote more than 30 books and focused on positivity and leading a balanced life, died Wednesday in Texas. He was 86. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2012

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Thanksgiving tips: 9 great business skills entrepreneurs can learn from the Pilgrims

This month we celebrate Thanksgiving across America, a time to focus on the gratitude we feel for the blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great nation and for those early settlers whose entrepreneurial spirit laid the groundwork... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2012

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4 secrets to create a 'regular' out of a customer

Small business depends on "regulars" to keep the doors open and thrive. The challenge is to create "regulars" out of the customers that frequent your business on any given day. Learn the four secrets that will help any small business. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2012

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The world's richest college dropout urges colleges to stop dropouts

There's been an ongoing active discussion about the cost of education, from student loans to jobless grads being crushed by debt, Jordan Weissmann wrote at The Atlantic. When it comes to solving... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2012

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Timothy R. Clark: The CEO's boiling hormones and a river of fire

A week ago, three top American executives resigned or were cashiered over allegations and admissions of sexual misconduct — Gen. David Patraeus of the CIA, Chris Kubasik of Lockheed Martin... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2012

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Collaborative consumption on the rise around the world as experts debate how large the practice will grow

The "Sharing Revolution" is more than a curriculum for kindergarteners. Also known as collaborative consumption, the movement is predicted by some to change the world on the scale of the Industrial... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2012

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Entrepreneurs, investors and a choir of angels

Editor's note: This article written by Amy Rees Anderson originally appeared on Forbes.com and is being reprinted with her permission. While I have been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years of... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2012

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The big-league secret to business is focus, focus, focus

Entrepreneurs must keep their eyes and focus on their companies. They achieve greatness by avoiding any situations that might distract them. They must constantly and tightly fix their vision on the most important components of their... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2012

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3 keys to encourage creative problem solving in small business

Most small-business owners want their employees to be creative problem solvers. The challenge is creating an environment where they can. Here are three keys that will help you and your employees... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2012

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How small businesses can recover from Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters

Oftentimes, business owners are so focused on running the day-to-day aspects of their business, that they cannot plan for a disaster. There are many resources available to any small business that... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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How Pennsylvania animal shelter made it through superstorm Sandy

We seldom associate scalability with a small county animal shelter. But as a thousand-mile wide super storm kept most eyes on the sky, eighty-five strangers in suburban Philadelphia opened up... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2012

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5 ways to fund a business: How to get your piece of the pie

One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and small-business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch — and eventually grow — their businesses. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2012

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Is blogging a good idea to promote a small business?

Is blogging right for you and your small business? Absolutely — if you take the right approach. There are three key things successful blogging efforts have in common. Read more »

Oct. 26, 2012

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Nonprofit finance: The answer is in your own backyard

Leaders of nonprofits often find themselves in a complicated relationship with money. When resource constraints mount, the path forward can get increasingly murky. Clarity can often be found in the... Read more »

Oct. 24, 2012

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