3 New Utah Businesses That Are Doing Marketing Right

Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and drive. But what can help take a business from struggling start-up to blossoming business overnight? A genius marketing technique! These three new businesses: NameShark, Illumibowl and Foot Hammock are doing especially well.

never forget another name, be a shark1. NameShark is an app that helps you memorize names so you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of forgetting one. One of the ...

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Daily Herald Gets Online Media Wings, Prepares to Fly to New Location

The Daily Herald and I go back 16 years to it’s first print edition delivery on my doorstep. I was a new recruit on Eric Schmidt’s Novell public relations team at the time. We’ve had a love/hate relationship since then as the Utah Valley staple rides the roller coaster despised by print newspapers over the past decade. ...

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NASDAQ: FB – Ready for the $18 Billion Bachelor Zuck – Bigger than Singapore?

Mark Zuckerberg Time Person of the Year coverFacebook now equals NASDAQ FB.

Get ready, there’s a new sheriff in tech town: Mark Zuckerberg, the teen tech titan turning the odometer at the ripe old age of 28. (That’s more than $641 million for every year he has been on earth.) Rumor has it, he plans to sell 30.2 ...

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UVEF Kicks Off Top 25 Under 5 Search…Not American Idol, but…

Each year 25 emerging Utah companies five years of age and under proudly display their UVEF Top 25 Under 5 trophies after the July awards event. This year will be no different. An institution facilitating Utah’s national rise as an Entrepreneurial Hotspot, the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (founded 1988) has assisted the launch of hundreds of startups.

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Lottery vs. Entrepreneur – Same Risk?

The mega lottery media tsunami is back and bigger than ever with more than half a billion $dollars$ riding on the Mega Millions wave. Proponents of the lottery system might say this is a perfect way to raise state revenue. It’s voluntary unlike other forms of tax. Opponents might say the lottery is a fool’s game, preying on those least likely ...

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Entrepreneurs React at Utah Student 25 – Shark Tank next!

At a grand affair at Salt Lake City’s Grand America hotel, the Utah Student 25 announced this week its 2012 winners, representing amazing student entrepreneurs from colleges and universities across the state of Utah. In its third year, the Utah Student 25 recognizes the achievements of student entrepreneurs, the innovative companies they founded and their contribution to the ...

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Cleantech Investment in 2011 Down, but Up…

While 2011 Cleantech investment in 2011 is down from 2010, there is a BIG silver lining.

San Diego Source reports that “In terms of investments made, venture capitalists dealing in clean technology across the country were nearly as active in 2011 as they were in 2010, but the total dollar value of their investments declined around 4.5 percent, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis.

The analysis was based on information from Dow Jones VentureSource, ...

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In Entrepreneurs We Trust – Not Uncle Sam

I teach an Entrepreneur class at Utah Valley University. The work I’ve done with the Entrepreneurial program there and at BYU has been a highlight growth opportunity as a business owner – see PilmerPR, LLC.  So, I’m constantly on the watch for great class content. My class read the E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. It’s a great self analysis tool for aspiring business people. Here’s a video of his that I really enjoyed.

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