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Author Archives: Jeremy Field

Shopping small for 2020 holidays needed more than ever

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on how Idaho retailers and restaurants operate. With additional restrictions implemented at the start of the holiday season as cases surge, it’s another challenge for local small businesses. ...

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Small manufacturing firms continue to drive Idaho economy

Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our state’s livelihood and connection to the global economy. Before the pandemic, the manufacturing sector employed 11.6 million workers in the United States. During the ...

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Makerspaces essential solution to job gap

When it comes to finding skilled workers to fill the estimated 7.5 million job openings in the U.S., small businesses are feeling the crunch. In today’s unprecedented booming economy, our region’s small employers are searching for qualified workers to fill ...

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Why now is the time for millennials, Gen Xers to buy a small business

When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job retention and growth through transitioning current businesses to the next generation. ...

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