Jennifer Groberg has always loved a challenge. A math wiz, she worked at Wells Fargo before leaving to help her brothers start their business. She acted as their chief financial offer as the company grew from their parents' garage to employing more than 20 people. It was this experience that inspired her to branch out on her own, when she founded BookSmarts Accounting.
At BookSmarts, Jennifer not only provides a variety of accounting services but also helps her clients learn to handle their businesses on their own via QuickBooks seminars. She has gathered an extensive list of institutional clients, ranging from the University of Utah to small local businesses.
On a sunny afternoon, kids climb to the top of a giant inflatable slide, kick their feet out, and ride the yellow decline into a ball pit. The merrymakers behind Sumo Party Planners enliven children's parties in just this fashion by renting out inflatable play structures such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, and life-size replicas of The Pentagon. Further amusements range from popcorn machines to face-painting stations. Sumo Party Planners can also combine rentals and services into party packages, with special pricing for schools, churches, charities, and the military.
InflataPalooza brings an extra dose of fun to outdoor bashes with its colorful inflatables. Turrets with red tops rise around the perimeter of the castle bounce house, whereas a slide, climbing wall, and basketball hoop surround the castle-combo bounce house. And inflatable jumbo boxer gloves make for fun, safe sparring outdoors or indoors.
Hazen Studios has been preserving precious memories with image artistry for 32 years, and produces all prints and products in their in-house lab. Pairs who prefer the comfort of four walls stroll into a spacious studio, and select from a well-populated roster of sets and backdrops to customize their shoot. Alternatively, couples can opt for an on-location outdoor shoot to express their mutual love for hugging trees or dumpster diving. The gallery-wrapped print mounts the evidence of palpable affection on walls, edited to imbue a radiant glow and erase imperfections such as tattoos of an ex's pet iguana.
In crowded classrooms, it's easy for the needs of individual children to be overlooked. Despite the best efforts on the parts of teachers and students alike, all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Sylvan Learning Center's nationwide network of tutors and resources seeks to fill in educational gaps and keep flagging students from elementary to high school up to speed.
Whether children struggle with reading, writing, or solving the complex logarithms necessary to get their jetpacks airborne, Sylvan's learning gurus help them chart a course through learning roadblocks. Initial skills assessments determine where students fit into the Sylvan tutoring regimen with a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and interviews. With a greater understanding of the needs of each student, tutors create custom approaches to keep students engaged and in command of the fundamentals.
With more than 2,000 feet of climate-controlled indoor track, Fastkart Indoor Speedway rouses racers with the power to speed through courses, slide around corners, and compete with friends on their U.S.-made go-karts. Boasting two covered tracks with a slew of configurations, races even offer computerized timing and scoring to easily confirm winners of friendly competitions or the sudden-death settlement of literary-trivia debates. Between adrenaline escapades, racers can settle excited stomachs with a shared scrumptious selection from the snack bar, or take a break from the exhilarations of reality with a galvanizing video game in the arcade. If two 10-minute races aren't enough of a track-tearing session, this Groupon can be upgraded to 15 minutes (an additional $5 per race), a 40-lap race (an additional $10 per race), or a 60-lap race (an additional $20 per race) for uncontrollable cart cravings.