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.

Save the Signs, Save the History

Today’s post comes courtesy of Stephanie Swift; artist, photographer and owner of Pretty Little Pixel. Stephanie’s unique prints of various signs around Salt Lake City, Omaha, New York City, Las Vegas and Dallas have garnered many accolades in the art community. In the last five years, her work has been featured at the Utah Arts […]

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 […]

Success Stories: Operation61

  As a continuation of our Success Stories series, I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Brad and Monnica Manuel, co-founders of Operation61, a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking to talk about their organization and their thoughts on building a successful non-profit. When did you first become aware of […]

Small Business Success Stories: Mobile Medical

  Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Rick Cochran, President and CEO of MMIC (Mobile Medical International Corporation). Mr. Cochran was named the 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Association. He has also received many other awards for his contributions to business and community and in […]

Small Business Success Stories: Monet Medical

    Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors entrepreneurs from all over the country. One exceptional individual is chosen from each state to receive an award and special recognition during Small Business Week in Washington, DC. In 2011, Andrew Caprio, owner of Monet Medical, was chosen as the Utah Small Business Person of […]

3 Insights From Mike the Headless Chicken

  Running a business isn’t easy; it requires plenty of patience, hard work and dedication. But sometimes things just don’t go the way you expect. Do you ever feel like you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off? Well, Mike the Headless Chicken sure did. He actually did run around with his […]

4 Reasons to Delay Your Grand Opening

  How important are first impressions? Everyone from your mom to your professors in business school told you that they’ll make or break you. If you’re getting ready to open the doors of your brand new business and introduce yourself to the public, you should be thinking about the first impression you’ll make. It’s difficult […]