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5 things you didn’t know about product design

The key to great product design is building products that matter. Written By The product team at MX in Lehi 1. It’s about process, not perfection. We all like to see progress in what we do, but you have to make the right call on when to get [...]
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5 things you didn’t know about developers

Meet the development team at SkyRocket Media. From Left Sam Gale, Devin Stockwell, Josh Knell, Landon Call and Hiro Takahashi. Written By the developer team at SkyRocket Media in Pleasant Grove 1. We are not the IT department. Although a majority [...]
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5 things you didn’t know about being a woman in tech

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Sara Jones co-founded the Women Tech Council, a Utah organization that provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women in technology. Women Tech Council has grown to a community of almost [...]
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5 things you didn’t know about building memory technology

IM Flash, a joint venture between Intel and Micron, employs 1,850 people at its factory in Lehi. Their job? To make memory technology — something people use every day but are blissfully unaware of. P.S. We’re kind of living for this bunny [...]
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5 things you didn’t know about running an Internet-based business

In 2014, Kortni Jeane Niccoli founded her Internet-based swimwear company, which carries lines for women, children and men. She has quickly grown to more than 65,000 followers on Instagram. Written By Kortni Jeane Niccoli, founder of Kortni [...]
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BusinessQ Roundtable: CEOs are totally boss

From left: Kimble Smith, Spark Naturals; Wendy Osborne, Tabitha’s Way; Matt Frisbie, Woodrow; Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ Magazine. On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, five CEOs joined BusinessQ in Provo’s Creative Stream studios. For video aesthetics, [...]
“I talk with my hands a lot,” John Pestana says.”I’m a people person — always have been.”

The Q Awards: John Pestana named Entrepreneur of the Year

“I talk with my hands a lot,” John Pestana says.”I’m a people person — always have been.” John Pestana should have been on our cover years ago. He’s the co-founder of Omniture, after all — arguably one of the most influential [...]
Google Fiber’s offices are a little bit Utah, a little bit California. Devin Baer, far left, is the head of business operations and the associate city manager at Google Fiber.

The Q Awards: Google Fiber named 2016 Company of the Year

Google Fiber’s offices are a little bit Utah, a little bit California. Devin Baer, far left, is the head of business operations and the associate city manager at Google Fiber. We’re feeling lucky. It’s been two years since Google Fiber [...]
As Coldwell Banker Commercial’s No. 1 agent globally, Brandon Fugal is built to last.

The Q Awards: Brandon Fugal named 2016 Executive of the Year

As Coldwell Banker Commercial’s No. 1 agent globally, Brandon Fugal is built to last. You know Brandon Fugal. He’s the name that hangs on practically every office building on the Wasatch Front. He’s the commercial real estate icon who’s [...]
John Roberts (left) and Brett Roberts pack a punch with their marketing moves for CVX Live, which celebrates the YouTube community that they became part of with their Kid History and Bored Shorts brands.

The Q Awards: CVX Live named 2016 Marketer of the Year

John Roberts (left) and Brett Roberts pack a punch with their marketing moves for CVX Live, which celebrates the YouTube community that they became part of with their Kid History and Bored Shorts brands. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) What a view. It’s [...]
Shelaine Maxfield, Derek Maxfield and Chris Yadon started the Younique Foundation to empower the 25 percent of the population affected by childhood sexual abuse.

The Q Awards: Younique Foundation named Philanthropist of the Year

Shelaine Maxfield, Derek Maxfield and Chris Yadon started the Younique Foundation to empower the 25 percent of the population affected by childhood sexual abuse. Now this story is truly unique. Younique Products, a multi-million dollar cosmetics [...]
UCCU is celebrating its 60th year with a new headquarters in Lehi, shown in this rendering.

The Q Awards: UCCU named 2016 Headliner of the Year

UCCU is celebrating its 60th year with a new headquarters in Lehi, shown in this rendering. It’s been 60 years, and the state of this union is stronger than ever. Today, Utah Community Credit Union has more than 125,000 members and $1 billion [...]
Ken Krogue of Inside Sales presenting at the Big Biz Conference in 2015 at UVU’s UCCU Center.

Rudy Reuttiger highlights seminar-packed Big Biz Conference

Ken Krogue of Inside Sales presenting at the Big Biz Conference in 2015 at UVU’s UCCU Center. (Photo courtesy Big Business Conference) Utah Valley is well known as a business center of Utah and one of the best places to start (or move) a business. And [...]
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Motivation Station: Keeping employees motivated is not overrated

It may look like all fun and games, but motivating employees is work. “Motivation is not a once-a-year activity,” says Chad Perry, VP of sales at Motivosity, a provider of software that increases employee morale and team unity. “It’s [...]
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Talk Young to Me: Provo Mayor John Curtis shares 7 tips on how to speak ‘millennial’

Provo’s Rooftop Concert Series leverages the strengths of millennials with the backing of traditional business. A whopping 72 percent of BusinessQ’s respondents to our “workplace motivation” survey said millennials are difficult to work [...]
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8 hiring and firing tips to get a stellar staff

Infusionsoft’s Brad Jenson (front) has led the charge in offering new hires $5,000 to quit. He says it’s a small price to pay for protecting the culture. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) “You’re hired! Welcome aboard. Now, who wants $5,000 [...]
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Roundtable: 7 marketing experts with killer ideas for betrothing digital and traditional

BACK ROW FROM LEFT Jacob Hoehne, Issimo; Andrew Melchior, Avalaunch Media; Ricky Hacking, Elevate; Bill Brady, EKR.FRONT ROW FROM LEFT Stewart Goodwin, Goodwin Media; Paul Adams, Skyrocket Media; Matt Frisbie, Woodrow. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) Jeanette [...]
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The simple ingredient changing BYU Dining’s image — humor

The dark night set up a perfect scene as four robbers broke into a bank to reap their cash reward, but these robbers would soon learn this was no ordinary heist. As they open the locker it reveals a fridge full of BYU Creamery goods instead [...]
James Clarke’s hobbies include cheerleading for local businesses — including smoothie-specialist Blendtec. He also loves fast cars and owns a car that was on the Nascar circuit. When he closed his deal with My Fast PC, he gave the CEO a drag racing car. 
   “My love for fast cars was once cool, but maybe it’s cold now,” Clarke laughs.   (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Recipe: Andrea Clarke’s mixed berry and banana smoothie

James Clarke’s hobbies include cheerleading for local businesses — including smoothie-specialist Blendtec. He also loves fast cars and owns a car that was on the Nascar circuit. When he closed his deal with My Fast PC, he gave the CEO a [...]
James Clarke’s hobbies include cheerleading for local businesses — including smoothie-specialist Blendtec. He also loves fast cars and owns a car that was on the Nascar circuit. When he closed his deal with My Fast PC, he gave the CEO a drag racing car. 
   “My love for fast cars was once cool, but maybe it’s cold now,” Clarke laughs.   (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

10 Coolest Entrepreneurs: James Clarke

In his mid-20s, James Clarke was assigned to escort Warren Buffett for a day. As a catering and wedding sales manager for Sundance, Clarke was trying to get Buffett’s business but also keep him company at the brand new RC Willey store in Boise. Buffett [...]