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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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High School Athletes and NIL Deals

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Last year college athletes got the greenlight to profit from their name, image, and likeness.  Does this also apply to high school athletes?  We’ve got some great young basketball players in our community who I think local businesses would be happy to compensate for advertising or promotional appearances. Signed,  Plays by…

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Medical Debt Releif

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  What’s the status on medical debts and credit bureaus?  I heard all medical debts will soon be deleted from credit reports. Signed,  Can’t Wait Dear Can’t Wait: What you’ve heard is partially true.  The three credit bureaus Equifax, Experian, and Transunion will begin removing about 70% of medical debts currently listed…

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Multi-Level Marketing

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  The other day a friend sent me a Zoom invite for a meeting that was advertised as a “financial opportunity”.  What unfolded was something that appeared to be a pitch to get me to sign on as a financial services agent.  Everyone in the meeting was Native and many said they’ve…

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Native Yard Art

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I come from a family with a lot of women, but our dad made sure we learned some “guy skills”.  However one skill we’re lacking is how to price used vehicles.  My father walked on a few years ago and left a 1999 International Ryder truck that he bought for our…

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Baby Budgets

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Our first child is due soon and we went shopping the other day.  Cribs, strollers, and diaper bags aren’t cheap.  Any tips so our baby doesn’t break the bank? Signed,  Expecting Parents Dear Expecting Parents, Congratulations!! Here’s to lots of health, wealth, and happiness. Now let’s get to business. Yeah, baby supplies are…

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Is FICO Fair?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I made some mistakes a while back that appear on my credit report as collection accounts.  Since then I’ve been careful managing credit but my low FICO score makes it hard to borrow.  How can I prove to lenders I’m better than my credit score? Signed,  FICO Failure Dear FICO, Don’t…

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