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Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

Southern Idaho sees a big increase in small business lending

Before she opened her store, Voxn Clothing, in downtown Boise last summer, Erica Becker worked with her business mentors from the Small Business Administration’s SCORE program to figure out what kind of financing would work best for her small business. ...

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A word with Scott Flynn of indieDwell (access required)

Scott Flynn is a longtime Treasure Valley homebuilder whose company, indieDwell, creates affordable housing to meet a critical need in Idaho. Flynn got his start as a builder before returning to school to study chemical engineering. He worked briefly for ...

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With high-end recreational ranches, no signs of a bubble

While the regular residential market – the one for three-bedroom houses with yards – is red-hot right now, things are moving at a more measured pace for buyers and sellers of multi-million-dollar ranches with cattle, mountain views and rivers. Western ...

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A word with Susan and Sandy Loyd of Tin Roof Tacos (access required)

Susan and Sandy Loyd are the owners of Tin Roof Tacos, a restaurant east of downtown Boise that they started in January 2016. The quick-service restaurant, which has tables, outdoor seating, and beer and wine, has taken hold quickly in ...

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A word with Dave Ward of Radix Construction (access required)

Dave Ward is the president of Radix Construction Inc., a company he founded in 2003 with Tony O’Neil and Scott Stimpson, who are both now vice presidents. Radix, based in Nampa, is a general contractor that provides architectural design, construction ...

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A word with Tiffany Quilici of Roaring Springs, Pinz and Wahooz

Tiffany Quilici is the longtime sales and marketing director at Roaring Springs Waterpark, Wahooz Family Fun Zone & Pinz Bowling Center, a trio of amusement offerings for children and adults that has been growing along a 36-acre parcel near I-84 ...

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Idaho Youth Ranch to close seven stores this year and next (access required)

The Idaho Youth Ranch, the state’s largest operator of thrift stores, is closing seven of its stores this year and next as it takes a hard look at its mission and its revenue. The Youth Ranch closed its stores in ...

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Study: Disabled hiring rate has improved over the last year (access required)

With the national unemployment rate at a 17-year low, fewer U.S. workers are searching for employment. And employers who are having trouble filling positions are turning to a traditionally untapped source of talent: people with disabilities. The hiring rate for the ...

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Tax deduction was entertaining while it lasted

Business executives who entertain their clients at golf courses, sports stadiums and party venues are going to pay an extra price now that the entertainment tax deduction has been eliminated. And the new tax law could also trim back business ...

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