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B2B payments: Moving from high-touch to high-tech

Over the past few months, our workplaces have changed tremendously. Offices that were once full of people are now nearly empty. Work that was once done in person is now being done at home. With so many now working remotely, ...

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Want to grow more entrepreneurs? An open letter to Sen. James Risch

Dear Senator: Remember back in the day when you, Nancy Bergman and I sat in the back of an economic development event. You wondered aloud how do we get the best information and resources to Idaho’s new and small businesses? ...

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Economic rebound from COVID-19 pandemic will take time (access required)

The fallout from COVID-19 has Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate soaring from a record low of 2.5% in March to a record high of 11.5% in April. With the lockdown phasing out in late May and early June in most of ...

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This Independence Day, let’s unite for a thriving future

The celebration of Independence Day this year will be unlike any other. Our experience with coronavirus will strip away much of the barbecues and fireworks displays that have traditionally marked Independence Day festivities. I’m saddened about that, but I choose ...

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Ask Ellen: How to market legal services during COVID-19?

BOSTON, MA — Q. Do you have any advice on what I should be doing for marketing and business development activities during these challenging times? Is marketing even appropriate right now? Give it a rest? A. You should absolutely be ...

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Guarding your credit during times of COVID-19 coronavirus

As COVID-19 continues to spread, your personal health is likely top of mind. But good financial health is almost as important — and your credit score is a key asset that can help you navigate the newly official recession. Entrepreneurs often ...

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Seeking wisdom: first, you need to be able to define it (access required)

If you were granted one wish, what would it be? I have enjoyed pondering this question throughout my life and as I have matured, my wishes have changed. As a youngster, I wished to have every G.I. Joe action figure, ...

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2-D Boise River model will help improve management

The Boise River is the lifeblood of the Treasure Valley, providing irreplaceable natural, social, recreational and economic value to our community. We each benefit from the river every day. It is also powerful and unpredictable. Flooding in 2017 eroded banks, ...

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Office space trends in the post-coronavirus world

We have all been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of people smarter than I say our lives and businesses will be permanently changed, rather like how America was changed by the terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001. ...

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