Over the last year, I’ve interviewed many entrepreneurs. From furniture store owners, to medical device manufacturers, to cheese artisans—it doesn’t seem to matter what the industry—all seem to have a few traits in common. Looking back over those interviews, I’ve compiled a list of traits that all the successful small business owners I spoke with […]
At Home Entrepreneurs: Libby Monson of Pear Tree Preschool
Quitting a job to stay home and raise kids sounds like a wonderful concept; all the time in the world to snuggle your sweet little child, read books, play educational games and generally be the kind of perfect parent that only exists on television shows. Reality? Is a little bit different.
Success Stories: Liberty Heights Fresh
Buying Groceries at the Gas Station On the corner of 1300 South and 1100 East in Salt Lake City, you’ll find a quaint building that was once a gas station in the 1920s, but now houses Liberty Heights Fresh. When you buy your groceries at the once-gas station, you won’t be getting the typical gas […]
Success Stories: Sweet Cake Bake Shop
Best. Cupcake. Ever. I just returned from a wonderful meeting with Allison Regan, owner of Sweet Cake Bake Shop and I’ve polished off the gluten-free German chocolate cake cupcake I brought home. To be honest, I don’t really know much about baking. I do know that cupcakes normally contain wheat flour, and that the heavenly […]
Success Stories: Vintage Oak
Founded in 1977, Vintage Oak is a great place for Salt Lake City residents to find quality traditional, mission-style and rustic wood furniture, along with a great selection of leather sofas, love seats, sectionals and chairs. And the best part? Much of the inventory at Vintage Oak is crafted locally in Utah. President and […]
3 Things a Vehicle Graphic has done for my Website
Today’s guest post is courtesy of Andrew Johnson, internet marketer and operator of NewsUtah.org. Enjoy! Think about all of the ways to market a product or service these days – there’s search engine optimization, pay-per-click ads, social media, content marketing, trade shows, seminars, radio, television, newspaper . . . the list goes on. I firmly believe […]
Success Stories: Beehive Cheese
I recently visited Beehive Cheese, a small company that creates artisan cheese in Uintah, Utah, about 30 minutes North of Salt Lake City. I spoke to Katie Johnson, marketing director for the company, and Pat Ford, one of the owners about how Beehive Cheese got its start.
Success Stories: The King’s English Bookstore
Betsy Burton opened The King’s English Bookstore in 1977, with a business partner and just a few thousand dollars in start-up money. Now, more than 30 years later, the bookshop is a vibrant, vital part of the Salt Lake City community. I sat down with Betsy a few weeks ago to ask her about […]