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With industrial development, what goes around, comes around

The last time the industrial vacancy rate in the Treasure Valley was this low, the year was 2001. Colliers International that year tracked 29 million square feet of industrial space in the Boise area and found only 1.5 percent of ...

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Take a drive up Chinden Boulevard, development keeps pushing westward

As a construction and development writer, I conduct countless phone interviews with developers, builders and other business owners at my desk, which happens to be in BoDo. However, what I learn is most meaningful to me when I hop in my ...

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Collaborate to make a space great

If we as a business community are going to fully emerge from the shadow of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, we need to think differently about how we conduct business on a fundamental level. Specifically, with regard ...

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Recent laws will affect trust taxation, so plan ahead

Q: My father-in-law passed away recently and a trust was established under his will for the benefit of his three children. Somehow I ended up as the trustee. Do any of the new tax laws affect trusts? Anything I need ...

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How employers are responding to the Affordable Care Act

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans recently released the findings from its fourth survey about how employer health plans are affected by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The survey asked employers a variety of questions, from how ...

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Wrapping your health insurance marketplace notice

By Oct. 1, employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are required to provide a health insurance marketplace notice to employees. This is a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The notice contains important ...

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Business acquisitions have long-term accounting effects

Q: I recently purchased a small lawn maintenance business. I paid cash and purchased some equipment and the routes from a guy who is retiring. I am now trying to set up my books, but I am confused. I know ...

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Measuring communication effectiveness

It’s often tough for communicators to demonstrate their value to an organization, because a lot of us do not understand how to measure the effectiveness of our work and, ironically, communicate it to the top brass. For example, the cause ...

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