Entrepreneurship

Sen. Maria Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.

At 15, Google revamps its search engine and wants to be implanted in your brain

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Google continues to innovate Internet searching with the release of "Hummingbird" — as it also looks to innovate in other ways such as self-driving cars and brain implants. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2013

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Five great reasons to hire veterans

Veterans bring a sense of discipline, self-confidence and maturity to the workplace. That's just three of the five good reasons to hire vets. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2013

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3 steps to help small businesses prepare for Obamacare

A critical date is approaching for small business owners: Starting Oct. 1, they must make decisions about employee health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2013

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Ask the Mompreneur: How to break into angel investing

This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Elizabeth Crowell, owner of the Sterling Place retail chain and e-commerce website. After several profitable years in... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2013

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How to fund your great business idea

Find mentors who will tell you the truth about how your business is doing. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2013

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Business owners still struggling after budget cuts

LaJuanna Russell has lost a third of her revenue and about half of her staff to federal budget cuts. The budget cuts, known as sequestration, slashed Russell's $3 million in revenue by $1 million.... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2013

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Young Mormon entrepreneur builds fashion franchise

Running a fashion franchise and winning the Global Student Entrepreneur Award while carrying a full college course load was not an easy feat for 28-year-old Chelsea Sloan, co-founder of Uptown... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2013

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Balancing act: Beware of jealousy when employees telecommute

Here's an important tip for my fellow managers in cubicle country: be flexible, but be prepared for the consequences. If you allow telecommuting, those consequences may include jealousy. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2013

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Obama proposes 'grand bargain' for jobs

President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job... Read more »

July 30, 2013

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Hidden rental car fees catch consumers when they are vulnerable

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As hidden fees become more a way of life, rental car places are catching travelers unawares when their options are few. Read more »

July 27, 2013

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Entreprayneurs: Business starters pray more often, study finds

A new study by Baylor University scholars of business and sociology found that entrepreneurs pray more frequently, and are more likely to view God as personal and active in their lives. Read more »

June 26, 2013

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New BYU study looks at the power of 'true believers' in the workplace

Employees who buy into their organization's mission often have greater status and influence than those who do not, according to a new BYU study. Read more »

June 15, 2013

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The value of virtualization

Virtualization allows businesses to consolidate hardware and physical servers while eliminating the need to buy numerous pieces of equipment to achieve their needs. Read more »

May 31, 2013

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What motorcycles and small-business owners have in common

Just like running a small business, riding a motorcycle carries some risk. The attitude my friends and I take to the road could be meaningful to how a small-business owner approaches risk. Read more »

May 31, 2013

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Utah composer Lisle Moore the mind behind ESPN NBA, World Cup theme songs, others

You may not have heard this composer, but you've definitely heard his music. A Utah native is behind some of the sporting world's most well-known tracks. Meet Lisle Moore. Read more »

May 30, 2013

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When women out-earn men

A recent study finds that women who earn more than their potential spouse are more likely to have negative economic or family outcomes. But attitudes may be changing among young people toward... Read more »

May 25, 2013

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Small businesses must strive for government contracts, analysts say

Fields tells clients that registering to do business with the federal government is like getting a driver’s license. Read more »

May 15, 2013

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12 characteristics of wildly successful startups

I am often asked these questions by aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start a business: What do I need to do to be successful? Where can I receive help? What resources are there? Who can guide me? Read more »

May 13, 2013

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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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