I first met Jason Mortensen on August 31 as his professor–a week and a half after the surgery that thrust him into the public relations limelight. He had missed the August 24 first ...Continue Reading → Share
In the weekend Entrepreneurship class I teach for a local university, I see dozens of aspiring business owners with tons of great ideas for starting a business. In my role as a Entrepreneur Consultant, my company sees the few that ever get from “idea” to “plan” to “execution.” Out of dozens of successful clients, four having reached the Inc.500 so far, I find a common theme. Successful startups learn 1) leadership skills and 2) ...Continue Reading → Share
Working with entrepreneurs and startups over the years, I find that investors consistently look for top talent on the management team prior to throwing their dollars behind a new company. An “A-Team” is vital to the success of any good company. So, today I just wanted you to know that two top shelf executives are on the market and ready to round out the A-team for the right company. I’ve known these guys for years and recommend them highly.
Bryan ...Continue Reading → Share
Throughout time, a number of individuals have set the precedent for what we know today as modern entrepreneurship. Below are four famous entrepreneurs who have applied various principles that we can learn from today as entrepreneurs.
A prime example of diligence, Bill Gates went from receiving a failing grade on his idea for Microsoft in school to a technology mogul. Not only does his diligence ...
Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer is back by popular demand.
SALT LAKE CITY—August 27, 2013—Utah Valley University (UVU) has enlisted PilmerPR CEO and business advisor John Pilmer, to teach Entrepreneurship (MGMT 3170.301) for a fourth semester in the Woodbury School of Business. This introductory class for aspiring entrepreneurs offers students a unique view into the real world of creating a running a successful startup company. Since his class meets on Saturday mornings, Pilmer continues as CEO for PilmerPR.
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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 ...Continue Reading → Share
There was standing room only at today’s Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) awards event held at Zion’s Bank Canyon Room in downtown Provo. “Boostrapping” start-up Boostability took top honors with a raft of awesome companies nipping at their heels. Of special note this year, the same entrepreneur group posting 2 winners in ...Continue Reading → Share
Entrepreneurs in Utah are hot, hot, hot!!!
PROVO, Utah –July 2, 2013 – Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) invites the public (RSVP only—seating is limited) for this year’s “Top 25 Under Five” Awards to be held at 12 noon on July 11 at Zion’s Bank 8th floor conference room at 180 N. University Ave. Carine Clark, CEO of Allegiance, will emcee this year’s event. Top 25 Under ...Continue Reading → Share
After the smoke cleared the room, the young entrepreneurial sharpshooters of LunchBox held the coveted UVEF Top Gun trophy in-hand. Such was the “OK Corral” shootout atmosphere of the first annual “Todd’s Top Ten” crowd pitch event presented by UVEF.
In a room full of investors, entrepreneurs, and over ...Continue Reading → Share
UVEF is Accepting Nominations for The Top 25 Under 5 2013 Awards – good public relations
The UVEF Top 25 Under Five Awards have recognized the development of more than 200 individuals and companies, including Utah success stories like ZAGG, Agel Enterprises, Interbank FX, Seastone, Altiris, Omniture, and Xango among many others. Companies throughout Utah, five years old or younger, are invited ...Continue Reading → Share