Chobani Announces $20 Million Expansion in Idaho's 'Silicon Valley of Food'

Inc Startups

Founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls Idaho 'the home of Chobani.'.

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Sorry Idaho, Employee Noncompetes Are a Scourge

Hunter Walker

NYTimes Conor Dougherty covers the use of employee noncompetes in Idaho as a weapon in the conflict between local existing companies and startups. What’s crazy about Idaho’s law is how far it tips against the individual. As Conor writes, Idaho “shifted the burden from companies to employees, who must now prove they have “no ability to adversely affect the employer’s legitimate business interests.””

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Have a Great Startup Idea? Don't Move to Idaho. Here's Why.

Inc Startups

Idaho just decided that they prefer employer happiness over employee happiness. This is bad news for startups. HR/Benefits

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The Strange Secret I Learned From an Uber Driver in the Middle of Idaho

Inc Startups

A wild ride through the middle of Idaho revealed one of the most important traits of being successful in business (and life). Marketing

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Amazon Is Now Collecting Sales Taxes for Idaho (But the Deal's Details Are Secret)

Inc Startups

The Idaho State Tax Comission declined to talk about how much sales revenue the state is expected to receive from Amazon and what the state offered Amazon to begin collecting the taxes.

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Appalachian State's Taylor Lamb, others step up against Idaho

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MOSCOW, Idaho — Taylor Lamb didn’t even realize what he’d accomplished

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Falling tree kills North Carolina hunter in central Idaho

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man hunting in central Idaho was killed when a tree fell on top of him as he was sleeping

US appeals court: Idaho spying ban at farms unconstitutional

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday

Idaho county awarded $1M grant for criminal justice reform

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho county encompassing Boise was awarded a $1 million grant aimed at reforming the criminal justice system and reducing its jail population

Lamb leads 23-point rally, Appalachian St. tops Idaho 24-20

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Taylor Lamb threw three touchdowns and Michael Rubino knocked home a 31-yard field goal and Appalachian State rallied to a 23-20 Big Sky Conference victory against Idaho on Saturday

Lamb leads 23-point rally, Appalachian St. tops Idaho 24-20

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Taylor Lamb threw three touchdowns and Michael Rubino knocked home a 31-yard field goal and Appalachian State rallied to a 23-20 Big Sky Conference victory against Idaho on Saturday

Idaho plane crash victims from Pennsylvania, North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eastern Idaho authorities say a 61-year-old man from Pennsylvania and a 17-year-old girl from North Carolina died in a plane crash in Idaho near the Wyoming border

Moore runs wild in Appalachian State's 47-20 win over Idaho

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Jalin Moore rushed for a freshman school-record 244 yards, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 47-20 on Saturday night

No. 15 Duke women defeat Idaho 74-68 in Cancun Challenge

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

15 Duke over Idaho 74-68 on Thursday at the Cancun Challenge CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Azura Stevens scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No.

Appalachian St wins 6th in row, beats Idaho 45-28

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Taylor Lamb passed for 223 yards and three touchdowns as Appalachian State fought past Idaho twice in the early going to defeat the Vandals 45-28, running its win streak to six game BOONE, N.C. (AP)

Robot Delivery Company Influencing Laws That Favor Its Autonomous Bots

Inc Startups

After Starship Technologies helped pass laws in Virginia and Idaho that allow autonomous robots to drive on sidewalks, similar legislation has been introduced in Wisconsin and Florida.

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Appalachian State grabs 3 INTs in 37-19 win over Idaho

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Why the Southwest is Best for Business

Inc Startups

Businesses in Idaho, Texas, and Utah report being happiest for everything from starting a business to hiring and taxes

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Episode 19: Time Tracking and Maximizing Profits with Matt Rissell

Mike Michalowicz

Matt Rissell is the co-founder and CEO of TSheets, an Eagle, Idaho-based technology firm that provides online, GPS-powered time tracking for companies with hourly employees. Show Summary. Matt Rissell, co-founder and CEO of TSheets, joins Episode 19 of the Profit First Podcast.

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I’ve Found Nirvana

Feld Thoughts

I’m off to run the Zeitgesit Half Marathon in Boise, Idaho with my friends Mark and Pam Solon. My twitter stream this morning had a conversation between Kara Swisher and Chris Sacca about a TED video from Jill Bolte Taylor. Kara recently had a TIA (minor stroke) and wrote about it.

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What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

Gust

Eastern Idaho Angel Group – Rexburg, ID ( [link] org/idah… ). The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Boise Angel Alliance – Boise, ID ( [link] iance.com/ ). Northwest Energy Angels – Seattle, WA ( [link] s.com/ ).

Kevin Learned’s Perspective on Valuation

Angel Investing News

Kevin is a friend and angel leader in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Learned is a counselor at the Idaho Small Business Development Center at Boise State University where he specializes in counseling with entrepreneurs seeking equity capital. He is a member of the Boise Angel Fund , and is a principal in Loon Creek Capital which assists angels in forming angel funds. Kevin recently wrote a series of articles on the valuation of early stage enterprises, which I believe to be noteworthy.

Orphaned mountain lion cubs moved to North Carolina zoo

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Two of the three orphaned mountain lion cubs discovered in southeast Idaho in January have a new home — a zoo in North Carolina — but the third did not survive being tranquiliz

The New Job Search

YoungUpstarts

In fact, Van Maren runs the Miss WA USA, Miss WA Teen USA, Miss Idaho USA, and Miss Idaho Teen USA pageants. Most recently I was a co-emcee for the Miss Idaho USA 2013 pageant. The Miss Idaho USA 2013 pageant needed someone to co-emcee with me.

New publisher for newspapers in Elko, NV; Twin Falls, ID

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A former publisher in charge of several newspapers in North Carolina has been named the new publisher of the Elko Daily Free Press in Nevada and the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho ELKO, Nev. (AP)

Buffett, Zuckerberg & the Meeting of Billionaires

Inc Startups

s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho has a billionaire guest list. Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, and Warren Buffett walk into a room in Idaho… It's not the start of a bad joke, just a glimpse of the guest list for Allen & Co.'s Allen & Co.'s

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Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to deny President-elect Donald Trump the 270 votes needed to assume the presidency

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13 states to share $10 million to cut land wildfire risks

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced $10 million for land restoration projects in 13 states in a strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfires

Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOISE, Idaho — Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history — deny the presidency to the clear Election Day

Twitter Link Roundup #302 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

Not if You Live in Idaho [link]. Einstein. Leonardo. Curie. The earth is occasionally graced with a mind so brilliant, all the rest of us can do is appreciate their unparalleled gifts to the world.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

Idaho. Idaho may be known for potatoes, but it should also be known as a stellar place to start a business. Idaho has topped the annual Small Business Friendliness survey conducted by the Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack.com since 2012. by Lewis Robinson.

For the Best Sunsets and the Fastest Job Growth, Look to the West

Inc Startups

The states with the fastest payroll increases this year will be North Dakota , Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Oregon, the report predicts.

Lending Club vs. Prosper

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Following are some of the states that do not permit loans through Lending Club: North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Idaho & Maine besides others. Whether you are a borrower or an investor, you obviously want to make a choice that augurs well in the long haul, offering you outstanding interest rates. Both Lending Club and Prosper are best in the business and offers excellent value proposition to their members. Lending Club holds an edge over Prosper but only in terms of volumes.

Survey: Best States for Small Business

Inc Startups

Best & Worst States When the results were in, it turned out that business owners ranked Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah as the friendliest states for small companies. A new survey of more than 6,000 small businesses determines which areas are most inviting for entrepreneurs.

Want Your Startup to Succeed? Stay Home

ReadWriteStart

But what if you live in, say, Idaho and you have a great idea for a new company? And for the same amount of money you will probably get higher quality people onboard in Idaho.”.

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Made in USA: 6 Companies That Came Home

Inc Startups

” Companies like Buck Knives in Idaho are recognizing the true marketing potential of a stamp that reads “Made in U.S.A.” Manufacturing in America is hardly on the way out. In fact, it's just beginning to come back.

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Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

The banks lobbied regulators in Louisiana , New York , California, and Idaho and soon they were issuing injunctions forcing PayPal to delay their IPO.

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Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

The banks lobbied regulators in Louisiana , New York , California, and Idaho and soon they were issuing injunctions forcing PayPal to delay their IPO.

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Now Is The Time To Prepare Your Business For A Natural Disaster

YoungUpstarts

Simultaneously, people in Oregon, Montana and Idaho are dealing with forest fires brought on by the driest conditions these states have seen in decades. by Walt Capell, founder of General Liability Shop .

Techstars CEO David Cohen is Starting a $150 Million Venture Fund

Inc Startups

According to the SEC filing, Cohen will be managing director of the fund along with Mark Solon, the founder and former manager of Boise, Idaho-based Highway 12 Ventures.

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