Entries by Vest Pocket

Join Us For “Delegating Effectively to Help Your Business Grow”

Most small business owners understand the importance of delegating, yet few do it effectively. This can lead to lower revenue, slower growth, and increased stress. Want to learn how to keep your team accountable and trust that things gets done? Join Vest Pocket Business Coalition at the Suazo Business Center for “Delegating Effectively to Help Your Business Grow” In this […]

Vest Pocket Breakfast Recaps 2018 Utah Legislative Session

Special guest speaker Kate Bradshaw recapped the 2018 Utah legislative session at Vest Pocket’s March breakfast event on March 22nd. Special thanks to Empanada Express for providing breakfast and Red Moose Roasting for providing coffee for this event.  Also thanks to Bruce Johnson Productions for facilitating the live stream of this event. Speaker Bio Kate […]

February’s “Tips & Tricks of Time Management” Event Provided Valuable Advice for Small Business Owners

On February 22, Vest Pocket members and guests participated in the “Time Management, Tips and Tricks” workshop presented by Human Resources Consultant Rena Ferguson, SPHR, MBA, from BBSI. Ferguson also serves as Vest Pocket’s Education Chair. During this workshop Rena walked attendees through the process of managing time more efficiently. “You can’t make more time,” Rena stated. […]

Vest Pocket Hosts Annual Legislative Warmup

On January 18th, Vest Pocket members and guests gathered for breakfast at CousCous Mediterranean Grill in Murray to hear Deseret News political columnists and professional lobbyists Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb talk about the upcoming 2018 Utah legislative session affecting local independent businesses. Pignanelli and Webb have spoken at Vest Pocket’s legislative warm-up breakfasts for […]

Should Vest Pocket Change Our Name? We Want Your Input

Two decades ago, Vest Pocket Business Coalition was started by a group of local business owners that needed advocacy help to fix a challenging parking ordinance. A grass-roots coalition formed to address the issue and they were successful. In the last 20, years Vest Pocket has advocated for countless local businesses on a variety of […]

Thank You For Joining Us For Our “Local Business Advocacy Planning Breakfast”

Vest Pocket Business Coalition held our Local Business Advocacy Planning Breakfast on October 25 at the Pig & a Jelly Jar restaurant in Holladay. More than 30 business owners attended to learn from founding board member and past-President Karin Palle about Vest Pocket’s long history of advocating for local, independent businesses. This was followed by a […]

Thanks for Joining Us For The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Managing Anxiety, Depression, and Stress

Being your own boss, controlling your own destiny, pursuing your dream – all reasons why you might have chosen to start your own business. But as small business owners we face some unique stressors – financial stress, professional isolation, long hours and blurred boundaries between home and family life. All of these factors can have […]