Success Stories

Off the Grid Investigations LLC – Idaho Falls

Veteran starts business to do what law enforcement can’t “The disciplines I learned from the SBDC have been extremely crucial in setting my company up right and getting us to positive revenues much faster than expected.” – owner Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall, a veteran, decided to open her own private criminal and civil investigation firm …

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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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Boise Music Lessons

A long-time passion becomes a full-time job “I appreciate [my consultant’s] willingness to dream big with me while also giving me the healthy dose of reality I need to succeed.” – owner Angie Stevens Angie Stevens worked full-time and taught music part-time for years. In 2015, she was ready to focus on music full-time and …

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K & T Steel – Twin Falls

Employees purchase and strengthen business “The SBDC…continues to be a tool that we use to maintain our competitive edge.” – co-owners Gary Palmer & Jamin Wills K&T Steel Corporation fabricated steel products and sold plain steel material since 1959. As the ripple effects of the 2008 economic crisis spread throughout the country, the long-time owner …

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