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4 tips for running a successful business with your loved one

For nearly all Idaho small business owners, business ownership is a labor of love. Yet running a business with your loved one can bring on additional challenges that may take out all the romance this Valentine’s Day. The challenges that ...

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Vaccines work, mandates don’t

In the Spring of 2020, the coronavirus upended normal life. First reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the virus spread rapidly across Asia and to the rest of the world, killing over 870,000 people in the United States and ...

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Tips for online retailers in turbulent times

Keeping your online business in order while maintaining a pleasant customer experience can be difficult, especially when variables outside of your control are affecting the operation of your establishment. In 2021, many businesses struggled with supply chain and hiring issues, ...

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The importance of education 

Two recent studies should put to rest the debate about how important education is to Idaho’s citizens, economy and quality of life.   The first is a landmark study on the economic impact of higher education on our state. The second ...

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Idaho renters need basic consumer protections, not less 

Rather than mitigate Idaho’s growing housing crisis, state lawmakers are pushing through legislation that seeks to compound it further and strip away local control. If passed, House Bill 442 would prevent cities from regulating fees or deposits for residential rental ...

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To ensure housing stays affordable, keep government out 

Idaho has been discovered. As the fastest-growing state in the nation, one of the most important things we need to make sure we have here in Idaho is a strong, affordable housing market.   We are blessed here in Idaho with a strong, ...

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4 strategies to help your business adapt to rising inflation and interest rates  

As we kick off 2022, it’s a great time to evaluate the business environment and plan ahead for success. Some of the most pressing challenges for many businesses are rising inflation and climbing interest rates, which represent a major reversal of recent trends.    The following four strategies can help position your business to withstand these challenges.   Strategy #1: Audit the spending habits of your ...

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Nonprofits will be vital to distributing federal funds efficiently 

Over the past two — difficult — years, nonprofits have been working overtime to help put dinner on the table, ensure children have winter coats and help families pay rent. Organizations around the state still have waiting lists to serve people with these ...

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The best places to live in Idaho in 2022

The secret is out and ready to be shouted from the rooftops. Idaho is a great state to live in! In fact, many cities in Idaho are making the lists of the top places to live in the United States, ...

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Married? Unmarried? Retirement planning is still essential 

Retirement planning is crucial enough as it is for a married family. Still, it becomes even more critical for singles or unmarried couples, considering that they are not accorded the same tax breaks and advantages that a couple gets upon marriage. Statistical studies report ...

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