The Weekly Nectar- April 21, 2021

Time is honey, start your business.

Have you looked at a successful business or founder and thought, “How did they get there?” Of course you have. Susan Peterson, founder of the ultra amazing Freshly Picked, recently shared her founder checklist on her Instagram. Here are Susan’s three hot tips for founders:

  1. Start playing big. You’re not “just” a stay at home mom, you don’t “just” have a small business, you don’t “just” have a little idea. You’re a stay at home mom, that shiz is hard. You are a founder, business owner, or CEO, own that shii. You’re going to change the world with what you create.

  2. Stop correcting people when they compliment you. Instead, say thank you. Then compliment them back.

  3. Don’t quit! People who are successful are usually the same people who don’t quit. Go to sleep, take a walk, call a friend!

Susan, you are so wise. We salute you. 


  • Slam dunk Utah

    Dwyane Wade, 13-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA champion, is joining Ryan Smith and the ownership group of the Utah Jazz. Although this isn’t technically “startup news” it’s super neat. Ryan Smith was once a founder, and Qualtrics started with an idea. Look at them now, be inspired!

  • Start a business in Utah ASAP

    According to a study done by WalletHub, Utah is a great place to start a business. With 14 Utah cities in the top 30 best locations to start a business we’re dominating the scene. We secured the #1 spot with St. George, and #2 with Cedar City. Way to go Southern Utah!

  • Don’t stress about AI takeover, an AI-powered Knowledge Process Automation, announced a $22.6m in Series A funding led by ForgePoint Capital, with participation from previous investors AllegisCyber Capital and Signal Peak Ventures. Artificial intelligence will not be taking over with involved. They put the human back in the equation, eliminating the disconnect between analysis and action.  

  • Utah slays the early-stage venture capital game

    In a report done by Cicero and Aumni for Silicon Slopes Magazine, Utah welcomed $377 Million in early-stage funding in 2020. Also included in the report are the numbers for pre-seed, seed, and Series A funding. Check out the magazine in it’s entirety here, with the infographic report on page 24.

StartFEST is coming up, and good news! You can buy tickets right this very minute, so click here and get very excited.

We’re happier than Dwayne Wade dunking on Anderson Varejao to report on startup news in Utah. Do you have something you think we should share? Email us at or