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Judy Schumacher to retire from Idaho Small Business Development Center

Judy Schumacher has served as a consultant for the Idaho Small Business Development Center for 16 years. Judy holds a degree in Business administration, with an emphasis in finance from Boise State University. Before Judy joined the SBDC, she worked in the banking industry for ten years specializing in commercial lending. Her strengths in financial…

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Idaho SBDC to act as “boots on the ground” for the SBA Community Navigator grant awarded to the Idaho Hispanic Foundation.

The SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program offers funding to nonprofits, state and local governments, universities, and tribal entities to partner with SBA at the center of a hub and spoke network. As the awardee, the Idaho Hispanic Foundation will act as the hub for this grant. As a spoke, the Idaho SBDC’s role is to…

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Idaho SBDC Statewide Impact Report YTD 2021

Idaho SBDC’s commitment and passion to work with small businesses throughout the state remained absolute as the pandemic continued to bring on unprecedented challenges in 2021. Collectively, our team spent 18,910 hours coaching over 1,800 businesses of which 144 created close to 600 new jobs that have helped individuals, families, and their community. We’ve helped…

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Divine Window Solutions

“I’m glad the SBDC was there to help me start, and their information on finding and hiring employees will be very helpful.” Dustin Gaylor came to the Southeast Idaho Small Business Development Center in 2018.  He had been working for an auto dealership installing window tinting and wanted to open his own business doing the…

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Firefly

“Having the SBDC and my consultant alongside me in this journey has played a big part in our success.” Holly Mitchell and Firefly was a referral from an existing client. She had been a successful outside sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry, was running a local Blind installation company and wanted to start her own…

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Washie

“Ann was the first person to show me a pitch deck and help me with that. The [SBDC Student Team] showed us research about our market and recommended we stay in mid to high level markets – that are ‘pay to enter,’ like airports, instead of gas stations.” Washie founder Rob Poleki found inspiration in…

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