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Strategies for success at Working Women’s Business Symposium

As a veteran marketing teacher and public speaker, Ann Swanson, a consultant for the Idaho Small Business Development Center, has long observed there’s just something different about teaching to a women-only group. Educators who promote all-women schools have been saying ...

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Lawyers can make themselves more likeable (access required)

When selecting legal counsel, corporate counsel consider likability to be a key factor. But what qualities — aside from courtroom victories — make a lawyer more likable? * Be a good communicator How do potential clients prefer to be contacted? ...

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It’s important for Idaho’s health exchange to remain under state control

In 2011 my company, Premier Technology, made a simple yet significant change in the way we did business. We committed to buying a greater share of materials needed for our operations from Idaho suppliers. And we did it without sacrificing ...

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Idahoans need buying power in health care

When I was campaigning for my very first time back in 2012, tens of thousands of people were excited about my candidacy because of my innate ability to actively listen to the people whom I represent. They understood that I ...

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After surging in 2013, markets take a breather

After 2013, when the markets packed three years of returns into one, they stumbled out of the gate in 2014. In January, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 5.3 percent, the S&P was down 3.6 percent and the Nasdaq ...

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Parking up the wrong tree?

There are renowned debating societies in the Netherlands, in Greece and at Oxford in England, but the best debates of all happen in the newsrooms of U.S. newspapers. Just such a debate – short but substantive and spirited – took ...

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Welcome to middle age, Facebook

If you use Facebook, you’ve been through the birthday avalanche. All 837 of your friends get reminded that it’s your birthday and, Poof! At least 835 of them send you a greeting. I do. I feel obligated once I’m reminded ...

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Employers: Start now on preparing for ACA 2015 deadline

Last July, when the Obama administration announced the one-year delay, until Jan. 1, 2015, in imposing the employer-shared-responsibility penalties of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many Idaho employers slammed the brakes on their compliance efforts. Even though 2015 ...

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Meet GINA, the genetic-information shield

Last month, Founders Pavilion Inc. paid $370,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit in which Founders Pavilion requested family medical history on pre-employment medical exams of applicants. Since the enactment of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in ...

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