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Chapolera Coffee – Idaho Falls

A dream brewed up in Columbia comes to Idaho “Chapolera Coffee has utilized the guidance of the SBDC in many ways from the formulation of the company to execution of the business plan.” – co-owner Jenny Bueno Jenny Bueno was born in the coffee region of Columbia and always dreamed of owning her own coffee company. …

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Success Stories

Casiano’s Auto Repair – Burley

Planning makes perfect for brothers’ auto shop dreams “One of the most valuable pieces of advice from the SDBC was to develop key relationships with the banker, accountant, and attorney.” – co-owner Jose Casiano College of Southern Idaho alums, Ivan and Jose Casiano, graduated with certifications in automotive repair. When they inquired about starting their …

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Cyber Tips & News

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guidebook

Digital risk management is a challenging arena for most small business owners.  The unattractive truth is it takes time and money to protect your business’s assets – not dissimilar to insurance. Fortunately, agencies are continuously building and improving tools to help those without resources to invest heavily on their own.  And increasingly, one particular standard …

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Success Stories

Healthy Home Environment Services (HHE) – Idaho Falls

A journey from employee to franchisor “The SBDC has been instrumental in my business growth since day one and I plan on utilizing them as I continue to grow and franchise my business.” – owner Jeff Parsons After working at other home inspection businesses, Jeff Parsons decided to open Healthy Home  Environmental Services LLC. Within …

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Small Business Advocacy

Advocacy Recommends that DOL Adopt a Lower Salary Threshold for Overtime Regulations to Minimize Small Business Impacts

On September 22, 2017, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a comment letter with the U.S. Department of Labor on its Request for Information on its overtime regulations and exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees a minimum wage and overtime pay of time and a half for work …

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