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Business leaders offer tips on making better wages (access required)

Area business leaders were asked to give their input on how people could work toward earning a bigger paycheck – no matter what profession they’re in. Those queried offered the following advice: Focus on how to add value. If you ...

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Why are some professions more highly paid than others? (access required)

An informal e-mail survey was conducted during the past few weeks wherein executives in a variety of industries were asked a question about the state’s highest paid professions. The question read: “What do you feel is the single biggest factor ...

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Business purchase unplanned but not unprepared for (access required)

Troy and Vicki Todd live by the maxim, “Don’t spend more than you make,” and it is the fundamental principle they adhere to as business owners. “Treat the customers right” is a close second. The Todds own Indian Creek Sports, ...

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Are employee wellness programs cost-effective for businesses? (access required)

A number of businesses in the Treasure Valley provide reduced-rate gym memberships and other fitness incentives to their employees. It can cost the companies some money and they occasionally must allow for some work downtime for participation in the programs. ...

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A long way from home, Neamah Ahmed opens haircutting shop in Boise (access required)

Neamah Ahmed came to America in 2008 seeking safety from the violence of war in his native Iraq. He brought with him a wife, five children and transferable talents. He had owned his own haircutting shop in Iraq and found ...

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Will your e-mail inbox become your out-of-date box?

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was quoted last year as saying that, based on the fact teenagers seem to be using e-mail less and less, the communication mode may be on its way out. So the IBR asked (via ...

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Tanya Carnahan ‘spies’ on stylish people, places (access required)

Most people keep more things in their closets than they need: outdated apparel, ill-fitting clothing and old attire with sentimental value that can’t begin to cover up the wear and tear. Individuals who want to rid themselves of closet relics ...

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Ed Smith opens store to ‘teach people how to go to work’ (access required)

For anyone who wonders what a career store is, Ed Smith sums it up in 11 words and one consonant: “It’s a retail store with career exploration products for K through adult.” Smith recently opened the Garden City Career Store ...

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Foster to lead Boise branch of public policy firm Strategies 360 (access required)

An established firm with seven locations in the Pacific Northwest as well as Washington, D.C. opened an office in Boise Dec. 6. Strategies 360 chose John Foster – former campaign manager for Walt Minnick’s recent re-election bid for the U.S. ...

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Entrepreneur Monelle Smith turns telling tales into a business (access required)

Monelle Smith majored in social work while in college, so it’s only logical she ended up writing children’s books for a living, right? Actually, Smith has taken a varied career path, including starting a home business called Gemstone Media with ...

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