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4 reasons why entrepreneurship is critical for Idaho   (access required)

The exceptional economic boom Idaho has witnessed over the past few years has been largely driven by entrepreneurs, who are essential to the state’s success. The Gem State is one of just four states with more jobs than before the ...

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What the City of Boise’s zoning rewrite means for housing affordability (access required)

Boise is home to residences of all shapes and sizes, from traditional single-family homes to multifamily residential units and urban high-rise apartment complexes. The city’s existing zoning codes have been around for over 55 years without much adaptation to address ...

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What to expect when you’re expecting a recession (access required)

Where will the second half of 2022, and even 2023, take us? The Wells Fargo Investment Institute, believes the economic cycle will run faster, interest rates will rise further, and the economy and capital markets will remain fragile in the ...

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Vote for education this summer (access required)

The last thing school patrons may have on their minds as they squeeze in that last barbecue or vacation of the summer is exercising their responsibility as citizens to vote. That’s why it’s so important to remind patrons that some ...

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4 financing options every startup should consider  (access required)

Starting a new business can be among the most rewarding milestones in an entrepreneur’s journey. But no matter how brilliant your business idea, obtaining enough capital to launch your company is essential for success. According to, startup and first-year ...

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Beat your competitors with the best reputation (access required)

Biz 'Bite:' Sage Growth Capital invests in OnSite Waste Technologies

Read More Commentary Building a positive reputation may be the single most important factor differentiating your small business from everyone else in your field.  An excellent reputation can be what propels a business to grow. A negative reputation may be ...

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Tips for handling flight delays and cancellations  (access required)

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Pilot strikes, labor shortages and high travel demand have all contributed to a summer of chaos for the flight industry. On average, one out of five flights have experienced delays and over 116,000 flights have been canceled so far in ...

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Legal consistency is good for business (access required)

Businesses must have predictability in order to make both short-term and long-term plans. Planning requires consistent interpretation of and application of Idaho law. Businesses must be able to rely on consistency from the Office of the Attorney General regardless of ...

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Why you should support the CHIPS Act (access required)

I’m a conservative, free trader, committed capitalist and enthusiastic supporter of the CHIPS Act. Our ASAP team has worked for the last two years crafting and generating support for this legislation. CHIPS started as, and is, a highly bipartisan issue. ...

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4 ways a banker can help recession-proof your business  (access required)

As you prepare your business for the future, it’s natural to be concerned over the slowing economy. Business owners are preparing for a possible economic slump, but they have no idea when it could occur or how severe it might ...

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