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SBIR Road Tour in Sandpoint Idaho

Idaho SBIR Road The Idaho Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce, will bring the story of non-dilutive funding opportunities across Idaho as part of the 2018 Idaho SBIR Road Tour. Building upon the success last year’s inaugural Idaho SBIR Road, this year’s event will feature…
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Economic Disaster: Are We Due?

Are We Due for Another Economic Disaster? The title of the article below is a dramatic prediction of an impending economic disaster! We can’t predict the future but from what I’ve been reading there seems to be a consensus among economists. We can all be wiser with decisions that affect our areas of responsibilities. —…
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How to get a Meeting with Anyone

By Stephanie Vozza We all have that one person who we’d love to meet—the best business contact or our biggest creative inspiration. When Brad Lawrence and Michael Zach started the art apparel and body paint company BLVisuals in 2010, they dreamed of getting their goods in front of music star Macklemore. “He inspires us and we’d love to meet him,” Zach told…
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Retaining Good Employees

Keeping Good Employees Idea of the Day:  Getting people (and companies) to change is hard. And the “carrot-and-stick ways of ‘motivating’ people are so ‘last century,’” says Keith Ferrazzi of Ferrazzi Greenlight — even a financial incentive won’t necessarily get people to embrace a new way of working. So what does motivate workers to embrace change? It’s all about the personal…
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Can marketing be dangerous for your business?

What Should I Be Doing to Market My Business? I am often asked, “what kind of marketing should I do?” When asked why? It’s typically because of poor sales. In my experience of coaching hundreds of businesses in the majority of cases, they have a fundamental issue which more marketing will not solve. Mediocrity! As…
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