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Prepare your business for Idaho’s rapid population growth

Idaho has attracted a steady stream of new residents in recent years. And with good reason: the state and its cities offer excellent job opportunities in a growing range of industries, easy access to stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreation, ...

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Limit your liability with condo projects (access required)

I have noticed a recent uptick in questions from my clients about steps that can be taken to limit their potential liability associated with either designing or building condominium projects. These questions are spurred by an increasing market for condos, ...

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Patent filing strategies for startups (access required)

Each new startup begins with an idea — but what is the best way to protect that idea? For many mechanical and medical device startups, that idea may be protected using patents. But where do you start? For most startups, the ...

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With Ada County’s growth, increased rents and property values are a certainty (access required)

Ada County population and employment growth continue to call for more housing. Valbridge Property Advisors report that there are over 2,000 multi-family developments under construction and another 3,000 in the planning process. Boise is the fastest growing city in America; ...

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An Idaho housepainter with fans from Toronto to Tehran

Eagle house painter Chris Berry is recognized all the time in Home Depot. Restaurant waiters know who he is. Once, he was riding the subway in London at midnight when a stranger said, “You’re the Idaho house painter.” Fans know ...

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Machine-assisted consensus building in the age of AI (access required)

The challenges of making decisions in the face of globalization, Big Data, growing stakeholder diversity, and blurred boundaries created by multiple goal complexity is compelling forward-looking organizations to emphasize consensus when making important decisions. John Keith, co-founder of Portland-based Lucid, ...

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ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever (access required)

The iPhone was released in 2007, and it revolutionized the way that we communicate and access information. Once a novelty, smartphones are now commonplace in the legal profession. This is because lawyers jumped on the mobile bandwagon fairly quickly, unlike ...

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Some important summer reading, available right in the office (access required)

I’m going to recommend a great book for your summer reading list. It’s been around for a while, but there have been some changes so make sure you get the most recent edition. The title is “Employee Handbook,” and you ...

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Succession planning in a hot market (access required)

The construction industry is growing fast, and several surveys and reports forecast that this growth will continue. So, why is this positive outlook a problem for the construction industry? Because a hot market is one of several triggers of ownership ...

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