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Popular SBA loan program takes a week off (access required)

In every U.S. Small Business Administration loan, the SBA guarantees a portion, agreeing to pay a certain percentage of the principal if the loan goes into default, thus enabling the lending institution to reduce its risk exposure. But there’s no ...

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Curbing our enthusiasm as 2004 begins (access required)

I don’t know what you did on New Year’s Eve, but I was so excited about the year ahead that I could hardly contain myself. We were well into the first hours of 2004 before my excitement allowed me to ...

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Business folks know how to chuckle, too (access required)

Never let it be said that business people don’t have a sense of humor. In the busy, often serious world of wheeling and dealing, it’s reassuring to know that Treasure Valley business folks feel comfortable venting opinions in print for ...

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Piercing the corporate veil … or trying to (access required)

A couple of events passed last month pertaining to the second-largest private employer in the Treasure Valley, Hewlett-Packard Co. HP’s 30th anniversary in Boise generated a package in the Idaho Statesman that provided an interesting historical progression, but was curiously ...

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Coming attraction: The 8th Street Wall (access required)

Christmas is coming, and that’s big – but it’s not the only annual event looming over our big small town. January 25th is coming. It’s a mere six weeks away. It was on Jan. 25, 1987, that the Eastman Building ...

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