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How’s the financial health of your not-for-profit? (access required)

Some may think that a not-for-profit (NFP) should not generate a profit. If an NFP continually has no profit, it will not be able to sustain its mission. Being financially fit and stable is critical to any business, including an ...

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Artificial intelligence will have a big impact on the legal world (access required)

Over the past year, there’s been a lot of talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, both negative and positive. Some tout an idyllic world where robots cater to the every want and need of humans. Others, like Elon ...

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Widening the path to retirement with employee ownership (access required)

By nearly every metric, the retirement outlook in America is growing dire. In fact, the ability to retire with any financial security is no longer a “given” for many workers approaching their golden years: the days of the traditional pension are gone, ...

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Autonomous long-haul trucking is barreling toward us (access required)

While most public attention is focused upon self-driving cars, use of autonomous technologies for interstate trucking seems poised to play a bigger and more immediate role in reordering the nation’s roadways. With long-haul trucking delivering nearly 70 percent of goods ...

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How blockchain can strengthen your cybersecurity (access required)

Blockchain is an emerging technology that can help ensure the integrity of data, save money, and enhance cybersecurity. Blockchains may be public or private. For most companies, private chains are more relevant. Blockchain is technical and complicated. We have simplified ...

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A lesson on architecture from Motown

While Detroit probably is not the first city that comes to mind when we think of great urban centers, there is one important lesson we can learn from The Motor City.  A building’s architecture, whether it’s good or bad, remains ...

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Government signals sea change on healthcare false claims (access required)

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a major change in its policy regarding qui tam litigation in October 2017. Moving forward, DOJ will now file a motion to dismiss when it decides a qui tam case is without merit rather ...

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Make the most of your business coaching (access required)

Business coaching is now a $10 billion industry, and that figure is growing in Idaho and beyond. In the spirit of International Coaching Week May 7-13, I’m offering five tips for business leaders considering coaching to make the most of ...

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Former chief of the banana-pickers goes big

The former Montana Idaho CDC has come a long way since it started as a women’s entrepreneurial development nonprofit in Missoula, Montana in 1986. Conceived with a $50,000 grant from Ms. Magazine, the lender described as a community development corporation ...

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