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Tiny Tots Learning Center – Lapwai

Instilling a love of learning with an emphasis on Native American culture “Working with the SBDC required us to think about our goals and gave us the confidence to start.” – co-owner Bobbie Penney Before starting Tiny Tots Learning Center, the Penneys – Bobbie, Santee and Lindsay – came to the SBDC for help with …

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Bloom Therapy – Pocatello

Speech therapist branches out to better serve kids “I was new to planning for and owning a business, and I couldn’t have opened without my SBDC consultant’s help with the business plan.” – Michelle Lance, owner Speech therapist Michelle Lance starting working with the SBDC in the fall of 2015. At that time, Lance was working …

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Small Business Advocacy

CPSC’s Proposed Rule on Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws

On May 12, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a proposed rule titled: Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws. The proposed rule would require table saw manufacturers to incorporate active injury mitigation (AIM) technology in all types of table saws. CPSC’s proposed rule in addition to being overly broad imposes such …

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Small Business Advocacy

Department of Labor Requests Information Regarding Overtime Exemptions under the FLSA

On July 26, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information (RFI) regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  DOL invites comments on the 2016 revisions to the “white collar” exemption in the FLSA, including whether the standard salary level set effectively identifies the employees …

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