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Sold on sales: 6 local sales stars talk pitch perfection

FROM LEFT Brent Brown, Brent Brown Toyota Scion; Jed Stewart, EDGE Homes; Shawn Finnegan, Nudge; Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ; Jarrod Hunt, Coldwell Banker Commercial; Byron Belka, Rain International; Chance Allred, Vivint Solar. Bennett, BusinessQ: [...]
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Orem’s growth continues with Wayfair ribbon cutting and promise of 500 jobs

Members of Orem city and and Wayfair prepare to cut the ribbon at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) With 85 current employees and a goal to expand to 500 employees over the next three years, Wayfair opened [...]
Highland residents Noah and Brian Cahoon struck a business deal on ABC's "Shark Tank."

13-year-old Utah Valley entrepeneur baits three ‘sharks’ into making offers

Highland residents Noah and Brian Cahoon struck a deal for their Paper Box Pilots on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” A father-son duo from Highland took a splash in the “Shark Tank” and came out not only alive, but triumphant. Noah [...]
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7 reasons to attend the first annual Pocket Film Fest 

Something new has landed in Provo, and it’s not the iPhone 6. But, close. The first annual Pocket Film Fest will feature only mobile-made films. Bonus: They’re family friendly. (Photo courtesy of Steve Olpin)   Old or young, [...]
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Remodeled Blendtec facility features 3-story tall blender entrance

Governor Gary Herbert cuts a ceremonial ribbon at Blendtec’s 40th anniversary and plant remodel celebration today in Orem. Were the new three-story entrance to the remodeled Blendtec plant an actual, working blender, it would be capable [...]
ANSWER US THIS. What sets Qzzr apart from its competitors? “Our design,” says Josh Little, pictured second from the left. “We have two of the world’s best designers in Bucky Flowers (on the surfboard) and Jayden Anderson (not pictured). Quizzes must be beautiful.” (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

No. 3 Startup to Watch: Qzzr

ANSWER US THIS. What sets Qzzr apart from its competitors? “Our design,” says Josh Little, pictured second from the left. “We have two of the world’s best designers in Bucky Flowers (on the surfboard) and Jayden Anderson (not pictured). [...]
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No. 4 Startup to Watch: Apiary Funds

STOCK UP. With his trader development program, Apiary Fund’s founder, Shawn Lucas (center), has proved that those who can do, teach. Investment traders with Apiary Funds are less Wall Street and more Main Street. And some don’t even live [...]
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Top 10 Startups to Watch

The youngins’ — 10 creative companies that are shiny and new. NO. 1 FIBERFIX Founded 2012 City Pleasant Grove Employees 30 Industry Retail Website www.fiberfix.com Founders Eric Child, 42; Derek Rowley, 25; Reed Quinn, 34; Chris Quinn, [...]
SKIN DEEP AND DEEPER. Steve Lund says the $100-million Innovation Center in downtown Provo enhances Nu Skin’s ability to service distributors worldwide. This $3.18-billion company began in rented office space on Freedom Boulevard. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

No. 1 Revenue Company: Nu Skin

SKIN DEEP AND DEEPER. Steve Lund says the $100-million Innovation Center in downtown Provo enhances Nu Skin’s ability to service distributors worldwide. This $3.18-billion company began in rented office space on Freedom Boulevard. (Photo by [...]
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Top 10 Revenue Companies

The money mavens — 10 companies Utah Valley banks on. NO. 1 NU SKIN 2013 Revenue $3,177,000,000 Founded 1984 City Provo Employees 1,500 Industry Personal care/nutrition Website www.nuskin.com CFO Ritch Wood, 48 Past UV50 Top Revenue Rankings [...]
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UV50: Top 30 Fastest-Growing Companies

The fast and the curious — 30 local companies that have innovation on speed dial. 1. eLEARNING BROTHERS Three-Year Growth 442% 2013 Revenue $2,499,344 Founded 2009 City American Fork Employees 30 (plus 20 contractors) Industry eLearning Website [...]
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UV50 Gala video highlights Utah Valley businesses

On Sept. 3, 2014, Utah Valley BusinessQ hosted their annual UV50 Gala event at the Utah Valley Convention Center. At the event, we unveiled the 2014 UV50 winners including the Fastest-Growing Companies, Top Revenue Companies and Startups to [...]
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Risky business: 5 local entrepreneurs dish on the riskiest thing they’ve ever done

Entrepreneurs have guts. They create something from nothing. They breathe life into livelihood. And they trade cushy consistency for the unsettling unknown. So just how do they get those stomachs of steel? BusinessQ asked five local entrepreneurs [...]
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You’re hired!: Advice on finding good employees and getting hired

FROM LEFT Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ; Robert McKinley, Kirton McConkie; Joel Steadman, Corporate Alliance; Wesley Gillies, US Synthetic; Daryl Sisk, Employer Solutions Group; Mark Lords, Edge Homes. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What does the [...]
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10 reasons Utah is the nerdiest state

Utah has topped its share of lists lately — best places for business, states with best economic outlooks and even stone-cold sober universities. So when you think about it, we really should have seen this distinction coming. Utah tops Estately’s [...]
Provo Mayor John Curtis announced that Provo would get Google Fiber in April 2013. (Photo courtesy Google Fiber)

Google Fiber solves Provo’s Epic Fail

Provo Mayor John Curtis announced that Provo would get Google Fiber in April 2013. (Photo courtesy Google Fiber) When newly elected Provo Mayor John Curtis took office in January 2010, one of his biggest challenges — what others have described [...]
Nordstrom, Inc. announced it is opening a Nordstrom Rack in Orem in 2015. (Photo courtesy Nordstrom, Inc.)

Nordstrom Rack coming to Orem in 2015

Nordstrom, Inc. announced it is opening a Nordstrom Rack in Orem in 2015. (Photo courtesy Nordstrom, Inc.) OREM — Nordstrom, Inc. announced on Tuesday that they would open a Nordstrom Rack in Orem in spring 2015. The discount retail store [...]
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Provo mayor set to make another ‘epic’ announcement

PROVO — One year after Provo Mayor John Curtis announced Google Fiber was coming to Provo, Curtis is set to make another significant announcement. Curtis posted on his blog Monday that, in lieu of people inevitably asking him what the announcement [...]
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Orem to Trader Joe’s: We want you

What’s better than a new Trader Joe’s opening in Cottonwood Heights next year? A Trader Joe’s opening in Utah Valley. Orem wants to be the site of that grocery store. The company announced late last month that it would be opening [...]
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Return with interest: Avoid 7 mistakes to make solid investment in real estate

The professionals at BuyPD in American Fork help investors around the country earn money in real estate. Here the company gives seven mistakes to avoid when it comes to getting realty returns. Mistake #1: Paying market rate Experienced investors [...]