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Author Archives: Norris Krueger

Want to grow more entrepreneurs? An open letter to Sen. James Risch

Dear Senator: Remember back in the day when you, Nancy Bergman and I sat in the back of an economic development event. You wondered aloud how do we get the best information and resources to Idaho’s new and small businesses? ...

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Annus Horribilis or…. Annus Mirabilis?

“These are the times that try men’s souls…” What Tom Paine would say today? I’ve been reading the phrase Annus Horribilis again and again online. I get it, this is the Year From Hell. In 2005, I was lucky to ...

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Another Christmas 2020 wish: What If…

What if we brought together most of the world’s very best entrepreneurship/innovation educators… the very best thinkers and doers? Sharing that thinking and doing? Creating a solid program for assessing the impacts of entrepreneurship and innovation training? Helping communities to ...

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Dancing to diversity

At the recent Idaho Business Review Breakfast Series forum on building inclusive businesses, Anselme Sadiki, head of the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, reminded us of an old saying: “Diversity means inviting people to the dance. Inclusion means asking them ...

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Choosing the right metrics critical to assess tech ecosystem

Managing metrics is rarely easy. So many choices… and what metrics you choose make a huge difference. Two recent events hammered that home. First was a great webinar for the Kauffman ESHIP Goal 5 team by Chad Renando, leader of ...

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An entrepreneurship expert’s wish list from the Idaho legislative session

A few months back, the Idaho Business Review brought together a cross-section of Idaho’s governmental leaders. Over and over, we heard an amazing message: They ARE listening to Idaho’s small businesses. They WANT to hear from our entrepreneurs. Building on ...

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