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Alphabet Soup

SBDC, ASBDC, SBA, SCORE, PTAC, WBC, COBE… Acronyms are everywhere, especially in our organization. What do they mean? Who is who? Why does the government love acronyms? I can answer the first two questions, but I suspect that the latter is one of the great mysteries of the universe up there with: Why are we …

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Workers are key to preventing cyber attacks

The Idaho SBDC recognizes cyber security as an important aspect of running a successful business.  Cyber security is a multi-factor issue with employee behavior being equally as important as the technical protections and operational design. This Idaho Business Review article shines a light on what some Idaho businesses are discovering in cyber security.

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Small Business Owners: We want to hear from you!

The New York Fed, in partnership with 10 other Federal Reserve Banks, is conducting a survey of small business owners.  The Idaho SBDC is encouraging all Idaho small business owners to take this survey to understand your perspective on the current business climate, your financing needs and credit experiences.  Responses are confidential and the results will …

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National Adoption of Chip Cards (EMV) to Start October 1

Credit card fraud is a large and still growing problem in the US, but chip card technology, often referred to as EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa), promises improved security than the traditional magnetic strip technology.  While many consumers have already been provided with new cards by credit card and banking companies, only a small number of small businesses have …

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