The Provo-Orem area in Utah County has received a lot of attention the past few years. It has been noticed for being small business friendly, having low business cost, being good for business and employees and for being one of the best places to live. All this attention over the past few years has put Provo on the map – and it has done it again. The Provo-Orem area was recently announced by Forbes as the No. 1 ...Continue Reading → Share
Attracting sharks (Shark Tank) is a good thing at the 2015 Utah Student 25 gala held in rapidly growing Lehi at Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn. Electricity fills the air here and the sharks circle in the warm waters of Utah student entrepreneurship. A who’s who of investors, partners, and aspiring business owners all converged here to seize a slice of the American dream.
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Mark Cuban was recently featured in an Inc. Magazine YouTube video sharing what he knows about safeguarding your online reputation in Social Media. This caught my eye in part because our company, PilmerPR, is in the Public Relations and Online Reputation Management business. It also caught my eye because of my work this past decade launching around four dozen entrepreneurial startups and helping some, like Mozy, AdvancedMD, and Seastone land in the Inc. 500.
Those issues aside, my 5,000 social ...Continue Reading → Share
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
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 ...Continue Reading → Share
Thanks to Todd Pedersen, Vivint, City of Provo, & the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) for a cool Shark Tank -like event! DAILY HERALD story & VIDEO.
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
…And the judges say Underwater Audio is #1 among the Utah Student 25 entrepreneurs for 2013. What Captain Nemo of Jules Verne’s 20k Leagues Under the Sea would have given for one of these? More recently, I wonder how Michael Phelps would look jammin’ with this in the pool?
Underwater Audio takes iPod Shuffles from Apple and waterproofs them using a unique, proprietary process. Swimmers love how Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod makes those boring laps fly by! In less than two ...Continue Reading → Share