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Different phases in the operating cycle call for different financial solutions 

Your business is unlike any other, yet many Boise companies, including manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and professional services firms, go through several phases in their operating cycles that are broadly similar. The details and timing of these steps may vary greatly, ...

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Letter from the Editor (access required)

When Saint Alphonsus announced on July 8 it would require all its employees to be vaccinated, we took pause, understanding the significance of such news, and sure enough, that wasn’t the end. We saw St. Luke’s immediately followed suite, and then Primary Health did shortly after. Catie Clark offers ...

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Launch a podcast by following these fundamentals

Do you have a lot of expert knowledge on a certain topic that you would love to share with the world? Hosting your own podcast is a fantastic way to connect with other thought leaders and share your insightful expertise with a ...

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Marketing’s transformation from button-pushers to leaders

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Marketing has changed dramatically for many companies, but not the perception that those who work in marketing operations are “button-pushers” — carrying out tasks that require minimum skills. And that “button-pusher” stigma not only devalues what a marketing operations department ...

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What do women need to be able to return to work?

Nearly 2.5 million women left the U.S. labor force in the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. That figure is about 500,000 higher than men, who likewise are neither working nor actively looking for work. With women often the primary ...

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A (last) note from the editor

So this is goodbye. Our versatile freelancer Alx Stevens is taking over as managing editor so I can continue to fulfill my dream of being a digital nomad. If you didn’t know me personally, you might not know that in the ...

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The myth of success Is stunting your business growth

The continuous pursuit of success will destroy your life and happiness. That is probably not what you expected to hear from a business expert, right? Yes, there are countless entrepreneurial books out there trying to teach readers how to level ...

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Three steps to improve your company’s cybersecurity

Everyone agrees that we need to be better at cybersecurity in our organizations. For most organizations, from the small mom-and-pop shops to the medium-sized accounting and insurance offices to the large firms with thousands of employees, the call for cybersecurity ...

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Idaho is especially vulnerable to wildfires 

We know the Smokey Bear saying by heart: Only you can prevent forest fires. But every year, nationally, around 80% of wildfires are caused by humans. That jumps to more than 90% of fires when you look at what the ...

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Happy birthday, Idaho – let’s celebrate the Idaho way

There is no better place to live, work and raise a family than Idaho. As a proud Idaho native who believes, promotes and lives our conservative ideals, I have known this my whole life. Now others from all over the ...

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