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AgPlan and FishBiz Business Planning Tools

Develop you own business plan FOR FREE!  AgPlan and FishBiz is a powerful website developed to help with developing a business plan.  Brought to you by University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management.   AgPlan is free of charge for anyone to use individually or in educational programs.  AgPlan is designed to provide customized assistance to different types…

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2018 “Women in Business” Expo

Name: 2018 Business Expo “Women in Business” sponsored by LCCU Date: October 25, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Registration: Register Now The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Business Expo sponsored by LCCU on Thursday, October 25th from 9AM-4PM at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston. This year’s theme is…

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Investment Partners Long-Term Impact on Native Communities

We know that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are game-changers for Native communities. But it’s not just us. Foundations, banks, asset management firms, financial institutions, and other funders and partners do, too! In this new video, created by Northwest Area Foundation, you’ll hear about some of the many reasons why they’ve invested in Native…

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LCSC Small Business Development Center Workshop

Please contact NCDF or Barbara Leachman at LCSC SBDC office for more information on registering for classes.  You can also register online by clicking on the schedule below.  

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Break the Funk

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’ve been having a hard time focusing on my financial goals lately.  I just can’t seem to stay motivated to save for a down payment on a house.  My kids are really looking forward to having a place of their own too.  How can I break this funk? Signed, Loosing Focus…

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Paper Towel Worries

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Do you think it’s smart to stock up on paper towels and toilet tissue in case we have another shortage like when Covid-19 hit this spring? Signed, Thinking Ahead Dear Thinking, That depends on if we see a second wave of coronavirus this fall and how serious it gets. But first…

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When in Doubt, Save

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: We’re about six months into the coronavirus pandemic and times are still tough.  I’ve been furloughed from the casino and unemployment insurance only goes so far.  Any idea when the economy is going to come back? Signed, Doubling Down Dear Doubling I’ll give it to you straight.  I think we’re in…

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Extended Warranties

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week my boyfriend and I purchased a new washing machine online.  At checkout we were offered an extended warranty that my boyfriend insisted we purchase.  Was that a smart add on? Signed, Always Amazon Dear Always I’m not a huge fan of extended warranties.  In my experience the benefit doesn’t…

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Minor’s Trust Dip

Dear Dr. Per Cap: My daughter is a high school senior set to receive a minor’s trust payment in a few months. I’m worried it will be a lot less than she expected since the coronavirus sent the stock market reeling. Is it fair for her to receive less than kids in previous years? Signed,…

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Coronavirus Relief Payments

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m sweating the COVID-19 stimulus checks that are supposed to becoming soon. What will the amount be and when will they go out?  Signed, Needing Money  Dear Needing, Now that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has passed both houses of congress the bill states that the Treasury…

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