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Wearing the right hats in your micro-businesss

If you run a micro-business, you carry a heavy burden and wear a lot of hats. Knowing which hats are the most important for you – and how to wear them – will save you a lot of headaches. Although ...

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There’s still some ‘paradox politics’ in Idaho

In the late ‘80s, political journalist Randy Stapilus penned a book about the dichotomy of Idaho politics and called it, Paradox Politics. At the time, it focused on such Idaho political dilemmas as how a Libertarian-leaning Republican U.S. Senator like ...

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Plate overflowing? Learn how to say ‘no’

If you’re feeling overloaded, overbooked and overwhelmed, perhaps it’s time you learn how to say “no.” I’m not talking about being belligerent or difficult, but rather managing your activities to regain a sense of sanity – and be more effective. ...

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Small-cap effect in January not as strong in 2012

The so-called January effect, in which small-cap stocks have tended to outperform large-cap stocks at the start of each new year, is not evoking the same bold confidence that it has during more predictable market periods in the past. “Small-cap ...

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Nothing lasts forever, especially if you don’t adapt

If you’re my age, you probably grew up using a Kodak camera taking pictures on Kodak film. But if you’re just graduating high school this year, you’re probably asking, “What’s Kodak?” They’re still in business (barely), but struggling because they ...

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Is your audience emotionally challenged?

The beginning of a new year is often the time when an organization’s leaders reach out to communicate an exciting new vision and goals. While leaders may be pumped about their message, it is important to remember that in challenging ...

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Engaging your customers requires two-way communication

Editor’s note: The Rules of Engagement is a series of five articles written by Paul Butcher, director of research at Populus, a Treasure Valley research firm. Populus, in conjunction with the Idaho Business Review and Price Associates, is in its ...

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It’s time to make New Year’s financial resolutions

Now is the time to make New Year’s financial resolutions. With Europe trying to resolve its debt worries and the U.S. attempting to whittle down high unemployment, prudent moves are in order. Whatever the health of the economy, average investors face ...

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Engaged employees help create engaged customers

Editor’s note: The Rules of Engagement is a series of five articles written by Paul Butcher, director of research at Populus, a Treasure Valley research firm. Populus, in conjunction with the Idaho Business Review and Price Associates, is in its ...

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Being fed up may be opportunity for growth

So your boss doesn’t listen and your co-workers don’t care and even in a lousy economy, you’re saying, “Enough! I need a new job!” The question you’re asking is “where do I go from here?” My initial thought in these ...

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