John Pilmer Appointed as UVEF Chairman

pilmer_pr_photoThe Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) appointed John Pilmer as its 2010 chairman.

As chairman, John oversees all Forum activities and management.

“This is an exciting place and time to be an entrepreneur,” Pilmer said in the official press release. “Organizations like Forbes and Inc. recognize Utah as a leader in aspiring businesses. As the economy turns around, investors and lenders are ready to put their money into promising ventures, ...

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Pilmer 1st Day on the Job as UVEF Chairman – Gary Rhoads Brings "A" Game

gary20rhodes2002Today was my first luncheon as UVEF 2010 chairman. Today’s excellent UVEF speaker was Gary Rhoads, PhD in Marketing , Stephen Mack Covey Professor of Marketing, and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Brigham Young University.  He discussed powerful concepts from his new book BoomStartSuper Laws of Successful Entrepreneurs.  BoomStart identifies why many start-up companies fail in their first 2 years of business because they spend millions of ...

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Ten Arrogance Traps of Entrepreneurs – Forbes

mouse-trap-cheeseAs the new 2010 Chairman of the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum ( ), I’m enthusiastic about the potential for new business startups to turn the economy around. The grit and power of the small business startup executive is infectious and is likely the most valuable stimulus program available to the USA.

Entrepreneurs aspiring for greatness would do well to pay attention to the lessons of the past as they forge the future.  That’s why I ...

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Keep at it – Utah CEO Magazine

In today’s business environment, success may seem very elusive to some CEOs. Businesses that have been around for years either have closed their doors or find those doors creaking shut. Bank empires have crumbled like an old cookie, and the well of money has all but dried up for some.

Yet, amid failure we see new ideas and businesses emerging. So, what is failure? In a recent workshop led by Garrett White exploring ...

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