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Why diversity is great for business

Greater diversity has been a dominant issue in many recent city, state and national elections, and it will again be front and center in the 2020 election. At all levels of government, greater diversity will lead to better outcomes and ...

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How to make effective and efficient game-time decisions

Technology makes us constantly available and bombarded with endless amounts of information. Leaders must be able to sift through all the incoming information and make quick decisions that could drastically impact personal and professional lives. With this responsibility, we leaders ...

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Using personality assessments to elevate culture, communication and collaboration

Personality tests continue to grow in popularity as a workplace tool—not only in how they’re used, but also in the number of assessments available. The more common ones include DiSC Behavior Inventory, the Big Five, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Occupational ...

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Oregon’s new gross receipts tax law will impact contractors

On May 17, Gov. Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 3427, imposing a gross receipts tax on most Oregon businesses. The new tax, $250, plus 0.57 percent of taxable commercial activity over $1 million, will have a significant impact ...

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The key to continuing Idaho’s economic success: empower women business owners

Women entrepreneurs are key to Idaho’s economic success, driving much of the extraordinary economic growth Idaho has experienced over the last decade. In the last two years, 621 new women-owned businesses have opened their doors in the state of Idaho, ...

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Are you prepared for a successful descent?

According to a study put out by the Pepperdine Private Capital Market’s report, the number one reason business owners contacted a broker or investment banker to sell their business in 2018 was due to retirement. Most business owners approach planning ...

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Five ways to overcome hiring challenges in a hot market

Idaho’s unemployment has remained steadily under 3% for 18 consecutive months and significant competition for the most skilled candidates remains. With every new job created, that competition only increases. Job candidates can afford to be very selective, and more and ...

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Businesses not required to provide cell phones for employees

“In a cost-cutting move, senior management says we will no longer be able to provide cell phones to our employees. From now on, my team will be expected to provide their own phone for work purposes. Is this legal? And ...

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