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TREASURE VALLEY SCORE Celebrates 50 Years, 4 Star Level for Service Excellence Award

March 23, 2021

Treasure Valley SCORE has helped thousands of Boise small businesses over half a century and continues with expanded, award-winning services that are offered free of charge for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Skilled mentors assist with HR matters, social media, marketing, business management training, grants, developing business plans, and more.

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BAIL - 4 People You Need to Partner with in Business

October 26, 2020,

The concept of BAIL is not new but certainly is not considered by many when starting, reopening or reevaluating their business idea or opportunity.

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5 Reasons to Update Your Company Website

August 10, 2020,

It’s been said that if you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. Businesses that have not updated their website design since first getting online in the late 1990s or early 2000s are potentially driving customers away and possibly losing the mobile audience completely.

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Why 8 Companies Offer Free Shipping On Their Website

June 10, 2021,

To help you decide if you want your company to offer free shipping, we asked operation experts and business leaders this question for their best advice

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Laughing All the Way to the Bank

June 8, 2021,

Use laughter and humor to encourage customers to stay in your store longer and increase sales!

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How to Get a Business Loan

June 7, 2021

If you want or need to apply for a business loan, use these steps to understand the application process.

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Top Tips for Helping Your Small Business Survive a Disaster or a Crisis

June 4, 2021,

Natural disasters can be a nightmare for small businesses. These tips can help you get started by taking a step-by-step approach with the goal to survive and rebuild a business after any kind of calamity. 

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8 Ways To Convert Trial Offers To Paying Customers

June 3, 2021,

To help business owners convert trials into paying customers, we asked marketing strategists and business leaders for their best insights.

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Thriving as an AAPI Business Owner: Common Challenges and Solutions

May 31, 2021

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with real-world solutions to common challenges can make a real impact for AAPI business owners.

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Steps to Help Small AAPI Business Owners

May 28, 2021,

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community play an integral role in America’s small business economy. However, they are also the victims of discrimination. In this article, we explore five great ways you can support AAPI-owned businesses.

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7 Great Side Business Ideas for Veterans

May 26, 2021,

The skills veterans build in the military make them perfect for entrepreneurship when returning to civilian life. In this article, we explore seven excellent side business ideas for veterans.

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