Squatty Potty founders address business, ethics forum

Bobby Edwards assembles a Squatty Potty in his garage, St. George, Utah, 2011-12 | Photo by Melynda Thorpe Burt, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Bill and Judy Edwards, founders of Squatty Potty LLC will present Thursday at noon at the Dixie State University’s Business and Ethics forum series.

Squatty Potty manufactured in Leeds, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Squatty Potty, St. George News
Squatty Potty manufactured in Leeds, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Squatty Potty, St. George News

The Edwards family will discuss the founding of their company and how a need to find a natural and inexpensive solution for a health problem turned into a multi-million dollar invention.

Created in St. George in 2011, Squatty Potty started out as a small family business, which included their son Bobby. Soon the company began to gain national and worldwide attention, and has been featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” last fall, and “The Dr. Oz Show,” along with several other television and radio appearances.

The series will continue April 2, featuring vice president and CFO of Deseret Power Electric Cooperative Bob Dalley, and DSU business law and economics professor Travis Seegmiller will wrap up the semester schedule with a presentation April 16.

The DSU Business and Ethics Forum is held every other Thursday throughout the fall and spring semesters, with each guest lecturer speaking on business matters in their respective professions and how ethics are introduced into the discussion.

Dr. Oz features the Squatty Potty on his show on May 21, 2012 | Photo courtesy of DoctorOz.com
Dr. Oz features the Squatty Potty on his show on May 21, 2012 | Photo courtesy of DoctorOz.com

The forum is held in the Boeing Auditorium, room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building. All are invited and admission is free.

The bi-monthly forum, along with campus’ Institute for Business Integrity, was created by former DSU president Dr. Robert Huddleston in 2006, as a way to integrate ethics into the curriculum, and have it serve as a blueprint to ensure that students graduate with a set of ethical tools to help them get along in the professional world.

Dr. Huddleston said the business forums will give students – and current and prospective local business owners – an added dose of ethics training that is so sorely needed into today’s business world. His hope is that by the time students leave Dixie State, they have been exposed to enough ethical cases that, when they get out in the workforce, they will have the wherewithal and the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing, even when their job might be on the line.

Event details

  • What: Squatty potty founders present at Business and Ethics forum
  • When: Thursday, March 19, at noon
  • Where: Boeing Auditorium, room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building, 225 South 700 East, St. George
  • Contact: Dr. Huddleston by email or phone 435-652-7740

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1 Comment

  • sagemoon March 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I have a Squatty Potty and love it!

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