Why four-day workweeks are best

Bright News Day

Gina, the owner of a busy graphic design firm, started giving herself — and her employees — four-day workweeks after she had knee surgery and found it tough to get around. It was meant to be temporary, and Gina only made the change because she felt guilty staying home while the others toiled. But she quickly realized the shorter week was less a burden than a surprise boon.

from CNN.com – Top Stories


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Beat the heat at the Layton Splash Pad!

Architectural Nexus

The new Layton City splash pad (Architectural Nexus project) at Ellison Park (700 N. 2200 W.) will be opening this Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am.  Come join in the free Hawaiian-luau-themed fun and be prepared to get wet!

Here’s a little bit of information from the Standard-Examiner:

“The new $395,000 Layton city splash pad — with “cutting edge” water features — is on schedule to open June 29 as part of a Hawaiian luau celebration. 

The 11 a.m. grand opening will include door prizes, beach balls and Hawaiian leis for the children.

The 4,000-square-foot splash pad in Ellison Park, 700 N. 2200 West, is free to the public.

The splash pad is unique to the Wasatch Front in that it incorporates an elevated play structure featuring interactive water spray features, dumping buckets and water spinners.

“(Layton) is the first entity in the state to have a (splash pad with…

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Park City Cycling Festival This Weekend

Great local event!


Park City bikeGrab your bike and head up the mountain June 28th through 30th for the 2nd annual Park City Cycling Festival at Park City Mountain Resort. Whether you’re just off training wheels or you’ve been riding for years, there’s something for bike riders of all skill levels, or even those who have never tried riding one before. All proceeds benefit KPCW, Park City’s local public radio station. [Read more]

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Another Small Business Bartering Saves Time and Money

Leesa Daymond

Image for business barter networkYesterday, I had another brilliant conversation with a small business owner about coming into the Business Barter Network.  She was keen but her husband was sceptical.  He was saying things to her like “You already do enough for nothing!  We’ve got a mortgage and bills to pay and bartering isn’t going to pay them is it?”

He’s absolutely right you can’t pay your mortgage, rent or utility bills in barter (yet) although one member does pay his office rent in barter pounds.  The thing is – you’ve got to pay those things anyway, regardless of whether or not you come into the network – bartering your goods and services in exchange for Action Pounds (the currency we use) can help you to pay your mortgage and bills more easily than not being in the network.

A fine example:  Corma Holmes from Provision Media joined the BBN earlier this…

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Bring Back Bartering To Boost Your Business

Leesa Daymond

barteringOne of the best things about the internet is the fact that it provides you with the potential to reach out around the world. This has seen people learn a lot about different cultures and it has provided (mostly) larger businesses with the opportunity to make connections with suppliers and customers in every corner of the world. This has brought about a great number of cost savings and it has increased the potential market for so many firms.

The thing is though, it is overlooked that the vast majority of small to medium sized businesses are not in a position (yet) to benefit from being a player in the global marketplace. The majority of small businesses are much better served at looking to their local market and providing something for the right consumers or partners in their local market first. This is something that the internet can provide support with, even…

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