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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Happy Thanksgiving – Don't be a Turkey!

When I think of the biggest turkeys in my life, I think of people that took advantage of me. People who say one thing and do another. I just signed up a new public relations client that thoroughly researched my background after our first meeting to make sure I wasn’t a turkey. I am pleased to report, he found out as have other clients that my ...

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UVEF Inducts Eyring Research Institute into Hall of Fame

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) inducted the Eyring Research Institute into its UVEF Hall of Fame, Thursday, at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University. Inductees represent individuals and organizations with an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial excellence.

The Eyring Research Institute (ERI) was founded in 1972 by Carlyle Harmon with Dr. Ronald G. Hansen as President. The Institute did consulting work in various areas of contract research in cooperation with Brigham Young University. ERI spawned many high-tech spin-offs, ...

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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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Utah Governor Proclaims Entrepreneur Day

Today, I had lunch at the Utah state capitol with the governor – well, Governor Herbert and a few hundred of his entrepreneur friends. There, the governor signed a proclamation naming September 27th as Utah Entrepreneur Day. Representing Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) along with this year’s chairman, Cary Snowden, we mingled with and broke bread with many of those stoking ...

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OrangeSoda Takes Top Honors at UVEF "Top 25 Under 5"

Today’s UVEF event turned into a “tweet fest” with more than 75 tweets at the time of this article. As the UVEF event chair, I was thrilled with the standing room only crowd of somewhere near 150.

Keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur, John Pestana made a great case today at UVEF’s Top 25 Under 5 awards luncheon for “bootstrap” financing for a new company, letting the ...

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Robb Kunz Presents on Lean Startup Strategy & BoomStartup

UVEF entrepreneur attendees were empowered today with the inside scoop on BoomStartup’ Lean Startup success.

Lean: low burn…with much less waste

Several of the BoomStartup Class of 2011 were in the audience to learn from one of dozen of notable mentors serving this year’s 10 portable companies.

Lack of customers is the #1 challenge for new businesses seeking to scale.

Kunz ...

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What Mark Zuckerberg Says Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Ten thousand students and Utah business leaders gathered in the Brigham Young University Marriott Center arena, today, for the chance to hear from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg. It was the first college forum event ever for the 26-year-old CEO, who asked to be called just “Mark.” PilmerPR was there to hear his words to Utah entrepreneurs.

He was invited and accompanied by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch who moderated a Q&A, choosing a handful of questions from more than 400 ...

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Overcoming a Challenge of Modern Entrepreneurship

Lean Launch PR and Marketing: Start HereToday’s entrepreneurs face in a unique challenge: launching a world-class business on a shoe-string budget. They need a team of experienced professionals, and demand measurable results for their money.

The budget problem seems compounded by the many services needed to reach customers and investors: focused messaging, SEO keywords, website design, conversion-rate optimization, social media strategies, media relations, videos, advertising, and more. Typically, they each come with their own ...

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Launch Your Business with "Lean Startup PR and Marketing"

As the economy recovers, entrepreneurs are launching their next great venture. But finances are still tight. By the time entrepreneurs like you pay for a web developer, SEO service, ad agency, media monitoring service, a handful of social media services,  and a PR firm, there is little left for the business itself. PilmerPR is helping solve the problem by introducing our comprehensive “Lean Startup PR and Marketing” service.

Lean Startup PR and Marketing combines the following services with a single ...

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