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Provo Clean Air Toolkit - Home

Clean the Air!<p>Best Tools for the Job:<p><b>Buy a cleaner car</b><br>Higher smog ratings mean fewer emissions. Ask your local auto dealer, or check the window …

City Politics

Inaugural Silicon Slopes Summit kicks off in Salt Lake City

While Washington is gearing up for the presidential inauguration, Silicon Slopes is celebrating its own type of inauguration.<p>The first-ever Silicon …

Salt Lake City

‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec: 10 reasons why most businesses fail

Most start-ups fail, and "Shark Tank" judge and business icon Robert Herjavec says there are 10 main reasons why.<p>Before starting his information …

Low Cost Business Ideas

This biz bounced back from near failure to sell over 1 million products

Nate and Vanessa Quigley were in a position no entrepreneur ever wants to be in: They had personally invested "several hundred thousand" dollars in a …

Startups

SilverVue Announces Funding Round

<i>We are excited to back this team of serial entrepreneurs as they work to continually improve patient engagement and the quality of …

Venture Capital

As venture capital dries up, tech start-ups discover frugality

Tech start-up Appthority's office has plush conference rooms, soundproof phone booths, an enormous kitchen and a view of San Francisco Bay. It has ping-pong and foosball tables, beer on tap and 11 types of tea.<p>The cybersecurity company owns none of it. And that's how the company's president and …

Startups

Y Combinator Is About to Start Giving Its Money Away, No Strings Attached | Inc.com

In January, Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator said it was planning to conduct a study about basic income. Now, the outlines of what could be a fascinating social experiment are starting to come into view.<p>Proponents of so-called universal basic income favor giving everyone enough money to …

Startups

Microsoft Seeks to Increase Investments in Early-Stage Startups

The tech giant's venture arm wants to find companies that will boost its most important products.<p>In January 2016, Microsoft's venture capital arm got a new boss in the form of Qualcomm veteran Nagraj Kashyap.<p>In a new blog post, Kashyap lays out the changes coming to Microsoft Ventures -- namely, …

The Craft Chocolate Capital of America is...Utah?

Forget the East and West Coasts—if you want to find the country's epicenter of chocolate innovation, you have to head into the desert<p>Maybe Brigham …

Dessert

Interest in solar power soaring while utility seeks rate cut

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Interest in solar power is soaring in Montana because of the state's sunny skies and profit potential.<p>But NorthWestern Energy, the …

Renewable Energy

4 Ways to Boost Ranking For Your Own Branded Terms

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're likely already familiar with optimizing your site for specific keywords. You may have a list of specific keywords and phrases you're targeting, or you may be more in the "add amazing content and see what …

Taking Five to Think Big on Global Warming

Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity. It requires all the countries of the world to work cooperatively to limit its progress and manage its increasingly disruptive impacts. It demands our very biggest commitment. But first, let's take five to think big about it.<p>No nation can address …

Net-Zero Energy Homes for the Masses - Green Homes

Order your zero net energy home from a catalog? Well, kind of ...<p>Sears, Roebuck & Co. was not a revolutionary home builder, but its mass production …

Plane Flies Across The Pacific Using Only Solar Power

"It's a new era. It's not science fiction. It's today."<p>A solar-powered plane has completed a three-day nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean without a single drop of fuel, marking a major milestone for innovations in renewable energy.<p>Bertrand Piccard landed the single-pilot plane, Solar Impulse …

Solar Impulse

Through The Cords Wins Grand Prize At Utah Entrepreneur Challenge 2016

<i>Winning the $40,000 dollars was a shock.</i><p>When I was a college student, I was a worthless human being. My days consisted of avoiding homework and class …

College & University

10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m.

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That daytime job of yours may be terrific. But there’s one thing that is far more rewarding and meaningful than good pay and benefits: being your own boss.<p>Still, think carefully before …

Energy Adviser: Idea fair celebrating its 25th year

One of the best free family outings every spring sets you back just $6 for parking at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. April 22, 23 …

Outdoor Spaces

Raindrops may help power the next-generation solar panel

Solar technology has improved gradually over the past decade with most of the advances focusing on extracting as much energy out of sunlight as …

New particle could form the basis of energy-saving electronics

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) The Weyl fermion, just discovered in the past year, moves through materials practically without resistance. Now researchers are …

Nanotech

GE has a crazy new plan to harvest CO2 from the atmosphere and use it to store solar energy

If there’s one “resource” the planet has too much of, it’s carbon dioxide. One of the primary components to the greenhouse gases thought to be …

4 Social Media Sites Small Businesses Should Use More Often

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve likely already tapped into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest to push your brand. Sure, these networks work great, but there are others out there that can …

Lindon company Crio Bru making name synonymous with brewed chocolate nationwide

Like all true chocolatiers, when Eric Durtschi talks of chocolate and cocoa beans, he becomes romantically verbose about the notes and complexities …

Coffee

Save Money and Energy in Your Home Through Pratt Pilot Program

BROOKLYN — If you’re looking for ways to save money — and the planet — the Pratt Center for Community Development is ready to help.<p>The community …

Home Ownership

Buy solar power from your neighbor via the Brooklyn Microgrid

They say sharing is caring, and if we’re going to care about anything collectively, our planet seems to be a good place to start. That’s the idea …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal …

Take a peek inside Nevada's new solar farm that generates power 24/7 with molten salt

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project covers 1,670 acres of Nevada desert. When it officially opened in February this year, the massive plant was …

5 Trends Every American Small Business Owner Needs to Watch in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Heading into an election year means many of the big influences on the US small business market will come from macro-economic conditions and technological changes being implemented in the sector.<p>Here are a few trends that bear watching …

Morocco is producing solar power at night

Springing up on the edge of the Sahara desertare rows of curved mirrors as far as the eye can see.<p>They're part of what could become the biggest solar power plantin the world.<p>Morocco is investing about $2.6 billion on the construction of the Ouarzazate complex, which forms the heart of a $9 billion …

Renewable Energy

7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until they reached a point in their businesses when it was feasible to quit. This transition time …