Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Greg Lyles and his son Chandler, a retired USAF Airman, turned their love of barbecue into a successful business that has generated over $1 million in sales in the past year alone. The idea for Lyles BBQ was sparked while the two were transitioning out of the military, but they knew they needed more resources and expertise to kindle their plan for a business. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s veteran entrepreneurial training course, Boots to Business, taught them to manage budgets and cash flow. Today, business is smokin’.
Did you know that this week the Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating and educating small businesses, especially those owned and operated by our Veterans. SBA is celebrating, connecting, and empowering veterans, service membe
It should be no surprise that Utah—known as the “beehive state”—is busy climbing the ranks as one of the best states for manufacturing. Utah consistently attracts business expansions due to its busy-bee workforce and quality of life. If your company is expanding or looking to relocate, Utah needs to be on your radar. To put it simply, manufacturing drives Utah’s economy.
The 2017 Procurement Technical Assistance Symposium is scheduled for October 11, 2017 at the South Towne Exhibition Center in Sandy. This year's theme is "Business Soaring" and will feature business matching opportunities, breakout education sessions, a panel presentation, and a reverse trade-show. The trade-show will again feature large government and private contractors interested in doing business with smaller Utah businesses.
The Utah Procurement Technical Assistant Centers are located throughout the state and focus on training small businesses to apply for and win contracts with local, state and federal government entities. Government contracting can be complicated.
The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Chuck Spence, Program Director of the Utah PTAC, has been elected as Region 9 Director of the Association. APTAC’s Region 9 encompasses the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. He was sworn in at APTAC’s annual membership meeting on April 10, 2017 and will serve until April 2019. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers employed by member PTACs.
Happy Summer to you! We are excited to be hosting, in conjunction with Orbital ATK, a summer workshop focusing on "How to do Business with Orbital ATK Utah Facilities". Their Business Development Team will be presenting information on the Utah Flight Systems, including Aerospace Structures. They will also be addressing future opportunities. This 2-hour workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20.
In today’s digital world, PR has quickly become one of the most effective ways to build a brand. Where advertising sends a fixed message that you pay for, public relations creates an objective conversation about your company or brand through a third party, adding instant credibility. In this month's USTAR Insight Forum, Method Communications will be help explain what public relations is and how your company can effectively use it to grow its brand.
About half of all the bananas consumed worldwide come from the same tree. Not the same type of tree. The very same tree. The Cavendish, which has no seeds, is propagated by grafting or cloning. Which means that they're all identical. If you're a mass marketer, pushing everyone to expect and like the very same thing, a thing with no variation and little surprise, this is good news indeed.
According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Utah’s 2016 veteran unemployment rate is 2.3 percent, ranking Utah as one of the top five states for veteran employment in the U.S. Since 2011, the veteran jobless rate has dropped from 8.1 percent to the current 2.3 percent.