Entrepreneurship

Salt Lake City's inversion problem could mean bad news for business

SLC has attracted positive attention for having an environment conducive to start-up businesses, career growth.

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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US may soon become world's top oil producer

U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2012

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When to pivot: Is it time to retool your business?

In starting and growing a business, we need to hone our strategies. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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Companies offer voluntary payouts to fix poorly funded pension programs

American companies are taking care of underfunded pension programs by transferring funds or offering voluntary payouts to employees. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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Report: 'Middle jobs' — more than high school, less than college — make sense

Nearly half of all jobs that pay at least a middle-class wage are "middle jobs" — jobs that require more education than a high school degree, but less than a bachelor's degree. Career and... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2012

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Utilizing the power of acknowledgment to motivate and inspire the workforce

Sixty-five percent of the American workforce chose a better boss over a pay raise. An unhappy workforce isn't a productive workforce. Fortunately, it isn't rocket science to change the situation. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2012

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Blueprint for betterment: Planning the comeback of a nonprofit

Many strategic planning efforts start strong, but result in a final product that sits on a shelf never to be seen again. Avoid the "vision document graveyard" by framing expectations, managing... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2012

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Utah unemployment rate drops

Utah's unemployment rate dropped in September, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday. The drop is more than a full percentage point from a year ago, the latest... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2012

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Why Facebook should pay its users for their information

Though Facebook users disclose pretty much any personal information an advertiser could ever want, the company can’t profit from it. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2012

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Newsweek ending print edition, job cuts expected

Newsweek plans to end its print publication after 80 years and will shift to an all-digital format aimed at online users starting in early 2013. Job cuts are expected. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2012

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Higher corporate profits lead to increased charitable giving

The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, in conjunction with the Conference Board, recently reported on corporate philanthropic giving for 2011. Committee membership includes CEOs and... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2012

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CEO credits Gossner Foods Inc.'s success to teamwork

Working 50 hours a week as chairman of the board, CEO and president of a company with 575 employees might not be the lifestyle for most people in their mid-70s. But that's exactly how Dolores... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2012

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Picking references: Less-known resources that can give you the edge

While it makes sense to give former bosses as references, listing them over other people as references could cost you a critical advantage in the job search. Read more »

Oct. 12, 2012

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US job openings dipped in August from July

U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August than July, while they filled the most positions in three months, offering a mixed signal on the job market. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2012

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Barnacles, diamonds and cows: 5 startup failures and 5 lessons learned

In past columns, I have promised I would outline not just my successes but my own five business failures as well. Today I fulfill that promise. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2012

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What consumption can tell us about who is really poor

Examines the demerits of using income as a measure of poverty and alternate ways to quantify it. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2012

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How freelancing can help you get hired full-time

Freelancing is an increasingly popular method to earn some extra money, but it can also help you find full-time employment. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2012

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Banks increase checking fees to counteract regulation

Checking fees at banks are on the rise, with some increasing as much as 25 percent. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2012

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Starting a business? Utah investment group mentors while funding

A new venture capital firm launched today in Utah is aiming to help small businesses and start-ups by providing consulting services and angel investments as large as $2 million. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2012

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Employers plan to hire 13 percent more college grads this year

Companies plan to hire 13 percent more graduates from the class of 2013 than in 2012. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2012

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Financing good will: How charities are innovating to survive

Many organizations are abandoning old methods of financing, like grant writing and fundraising, and becoming self-sustaining by developing marketable products and services. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2012

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BYU, University of Utah entrepreneurship programs ranked in top 20

A recent Princeton Review survey of more than 2,000 schools ranks BYU's and the University of Utah's entrepreneurship programs among the top 20 in the country. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2012

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