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Why they’re moving to the cities (access required)

The Golden Arches are moving. Well, actually, it’s the corporate headquarters of McDonald’s, the iconic fast food chain, that is picking up stakes from its current location in suburban Chicago and settling into a new home just west of the ...

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Managing partners: Learn to manage your stress

Shakespeare’s King Henry aptly said, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Despite the perceived glamour of power, the stress that it accompanies can disrupt the entire enterprise if it is not well managed. Whether you’re a lawyer running ...

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Break those bad cellphone habits (access required)

I have been checking my cellphone more than usual these days. I am busy at work. There doesn’t seem to be enough time during normal business hours to get everything done. And collaborating with folks in different time zones means ...

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With industrial real estate, due diligence is key (access required)

Industrial real estate is ripe for potential environmental liability due to historical uses leaving traces of chemicals in soil and groundwater both on and around the property. Uses both on-site or on adjacent properties can result in contamination that is ...

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The next great cosmic event

The 2017 school year is still more than a year away, but Chris Anderson, the coordinator of the Faulkner Planetarium at College of Southern Idaho, is already preparing for the first day of his annual physics class. That day, August ...

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The top five internet law issues for Idaho businesses

In Idaho, businesses compete domestically and internationally from a state that’s not geographically proximate to a hub of commerce, such as Seattle or Portland. The internet is the principle vehicle most customers use to find and research many Idaho businesses. ...

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For small businesses with big regulatory burdens, there is help (access required)

Environmental regulation places a disproportionately large burden on small business. A report from the Small Business Administration found that regulatory costs per employee appear to be at least 36 percent higher in small businesses than in medium-sized and large ones. ...

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Construction creates complex challenges (access required)

Construction projects are complicated things. They involve a combination of different business entities, personality types and objectives. Bringing all of them together for one effort creates differences that must be resolved. Resolving these differences is never an easy matter, particularly ...

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Brexit 101 for Idaho exporters (access required)

When it comes to the United Kingdom’s recent Brexit referendum result, Idaho exporters would be wise for now to adopt a popular World War II-era British slogan:  Keep Calm and Carry On. True, within hours of U.K. voters’ surprising decision ...

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A property tax incentive for manufacturing investment (access required)

Businesses interested in investing in industrial and manufacturing capacity in Idaho need to be aware of the property tax benefits available under Section 63-602NN of the Idaho Code. This law was enacted by the Idaho Legislature in 2008 to allow ...

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