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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 …

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8 THINGS EVERY BUSINESS PERSON SHOULD LEARN FROM POKEMON GO

Since it was released on July 6, 2016, Pokemon GO has been an almost freakish success. Arguably, it will change the world of video gaming forever. …

Meet Graham, a 'human' designed to survive a car crash

Transport Accident Commission<p>By | Posted Jul 25th, 2016 @ 4:36pm<p> 3 photos<p>45<p>VICTORIA, Australia (CNN) — To up your chances of surviving a car …

Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

AP Photo, Mel Evans, File<p>By , Associated Press | Posted Jul 25th, 2016 @ 8:24pm<p> 2 photos<p>23<p>+Show 1 more video<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seeking a wider …

From recycled houses to solar-powered fridges: 5 tech startups changing the world

Shutterstock<p>By | Posted Jul 17th, 2016 @ 3:14pm<p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In neighborhoods across the country of Colombia, there's a great need to build …

‘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 …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook Signals Institutions Are Out, Individuals Are In

When Facebook last week said it is altering its News Feed algorithm to prioritize personal content from friends and family over professional content …

Low Cost Business Ideas

Franchises with lower costs of entry can make it easier for you to plan to be your own boss. Here's a look at the strategies behind low-cost franchising and some resources on where to find successful opportunities.

Entrepreneurship

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 …

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 …

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 …

Venture Capital
YCombinator

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, …

Venture Capital

Why Are 10 Million Moms Missing From the Workplace?

In 2014, the Pew Research Center posted a study on highly educated women who are “opting out” of the workforce, choosing instead to stay at home and care for their families. This fascinating study focuses on the relatively small percentage of mothers choosing this career path, but perhaps the more …

U.S. Census

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 …

4 Ways to Boost Ranking For Your Own Branded Terms

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 happens," camp.<p>However, the idea of optimizing for branded keywords may not have crossed …

SEO

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 …

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

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 choosing to go down the entrepreneurial path; it carries a lot more risk than punching in for your daily 9-to-5, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Social Media Sites Small Businesses Should Use More Often

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 help you reach niche audiences. If you haven’t considered these social …

Small Business

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 …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

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 revenue for a while. But there’s one logistical hurdle …

Small Business

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

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 over the next 12 months:<p><b>The on-demand economy is changing our</b> …

Economy

7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job

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 can be stressful and difficult, especially when you don’t …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Learn About Your Target Audience

It astonishes me how many businesses don’t have a clue who their target market is. Sure, if you ask the head of sales who the target audience is, he or she may have an answer, but does this sales exec know why this is the target market? What problems this market faces? What this market trusts and …

Marketing

PR Lessons Learned From Super Bowl 50

We might be the last people on earth (besides Colorado fans) to still be thinking about this year’s Super Bowl. But with the important of mixed media …