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Idaho nonprofits make our local communities great — we must value them 

  Even as someone who has spent their whole career in the charitable sector, it had never occurred to me just how much nonprofits touch every aspect of our lives as Idahoans. Previously, I had thought of the nonprofit sector as the mortar that fills the space between the ...

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Idaho small businesses shouldn’t be penalized because of political differences

Idaho small businesses need access to resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) now more than ever, but critical positions at the agency still remain unfilled due to partisan politics in Washington, D.C. One example that is holding back ...

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Don’t confuse shortage with scarcity  

A sign in the window of the front office of the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley this past weekend asked people to be kind because they are short staffed. Regardless of staffing, that’s a reasonable request generally. As to the reason, though, the ...

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Charting a different path for Idaho 

“What’s wrong with the Idaho Legislature?” I’ve been asked that question often since leaving the Capitol in May. Prior to arriving in Boise in January, I was told to expect a vastly different environment than what I had experienced during ...

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3 tips to manage small business cash flow 

Cash flow is critical to the success of a small business. Even more than profitability, cash flow is important because it allows companies to buy inventory, keep the lights on, and their employees paid. While small businesses continue to try ...

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It’s time for Idaho’s private business owners to up their ‘Exit IQ’  

As reported by Idaho Business Review (IBR) in September 2019, Idaho’s businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail. That article, reported slightly before the COVID-19 pandemic, noted a total of 15,000 businesses in Idaho, also noting that two out of three put up for sale don’t ...

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Back to school during uncertain times

The new school year began with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that our local school boards, ...

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Why is Cleantech good for Idaho? 

What is Cleantech? Cleantech is a broadly inclusive term that refers to companies and technologies that create jobs and deploy new innovations that improve environmental and social sustainability. Why Idaho? To start, Idaho is rich in natural resources that make cleantech ...

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