John Pilmer Published on Entrepreneur

In the last decade, a lot has been made of the “demise of traditional media.” While newspaper readership is down, media consumption, in general, has skyrocketed. In fact, in the United States, adults spend almost half of their time on some kind of electronic device, watching, reading and listening to media sources. This trend creates more, not less, opportunities for business owners looking to reach audiences through media.

Media is an all-encompassing term that includes all of the many ways used to reach ...

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Entrepreneurs Face Fear, Failure and Keep Going!

Entrepreneurs, like everyone else face fear on a regular basis. Domo CEO Josh James, who sold his company Omniture for $1.6 billion once confessed to being curled up on the floor at home, overcome by the magnitude of his perceived failure. With a kick in the pants from his awesome spouse, he eventually found his footing and his legendary success. So, what makes the successful entrepreneur able to face down fear of failure?

Some say an entrepreneur must develop a ...

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Paul Allen (the Lesser) and … – Entrepreneurial Roots of Ancestry.com

In my public relations and Utah marketing work with PilmerPR, I’ve passed a hundred times by the business park area where Ancestry.com, Vivint, TNI, and a hundred other emerging entrepreneurial companies started. I’ve done PR consulting and media relations for many of them.  This week Forbes, among many others, reported that Utah-headquartered genealogy software firm Ancestry.com  entered an agreement to be acquired ...

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The Power of Crowdsourcing?

 

Crowdsourcing is changing the way entrepreneurs launch new businesses (see Kickstarter), but it is also changing the way people comment, speak out, protest, revolt, unite, and…change the world.

In a board meeting of entrepreneurial leaders (UVEF) recently, we discussed the coming advent of Crowdfunding as covered by the JOBS Act (see Forbes article)  going into law January 2013. Just consider the way Investor Relations will be turned on its head for small companies coming out of the ...

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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.

Time to apply NOW for this prestigious award.  Continue Reading →