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Talking Tax: Depreciations on office space (access required)

Q: I have a few questions about my office finish out and the tax treatment of some of my expenditures as I expand my office space. I am expecting to pay around $17,000 for improvements to the office (a couple ...

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How women can conquer the capital conundrum (access required)

It’s a sobering statistic: Men start their businesses with nearly twice as much capital as women, and lack of access to capital is blamed for preventing the growth of women-owned small businesses, according to a recent study by the National ...

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Avoid pain by consolidating construction disputes (access required)

Litigation is an unfortunate byproduct of the construction industry. With so many players contributing design services, construction services, materials and equipment in a confined space under a tight budget and timeline, it is no surprise that disputes develop. And it ...

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If you know where to look, business help abounds

Dave Schenker and Patrick Johnston made national and international news in 2011 when their club’s Chevy S-10 pickup broke land speed records for vegetable-fueled vehicles in a race in the Mojave Desert. Since then, Schenker and Johnston have formed the ...

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Alternatives to non-compete agreements (access required)

Historically, many employers required executives, managers, sales personnel, technical staffers, and other important employees to execute a non-compete agreement restricting them from working for a competitor. However, other alternatives available to employers may accomplish similar objectives with less risk. Non-competes ...

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Tips to avoid misclassifying independent contractors (access required)

On September 15, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it awarded over $10 million in grants to 19 states to help improve efforts to detect employers who improperly classify employees as independent contractors. The DOL contends that these grants ...

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Your business is too important to leave to chance (access required)

Over the past several years, healthcare and health insurance have gained attention as businesses across Idaho navigate the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This fall, many people will renew their focus on healthcare coverage as Idaho makes the ...

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Immigration reform matters in Idaho (access required)

While Idaho has a relatively small foreign-born population, immigrants nonetheless have an impact on the state’s economy. Despite their small number, they already represent 7.5 percent of Idaho’s labor force, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Not only are immigrants ...

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