Success Stories

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Shokota Pow-Wow Supply

Georgette became an SBDC client after taking a Financial Literacy class offered through the Shoshone Bannock Tribes. Claudia Allen, SBDC Business Consultant, taught the class. Georgette comes from a long line of Native American crafters and participates in Native American Pow-Wows all over the region. She knew how difficult it was for her to obtain

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El Secreto Salsa

Jose Herrera and Elias Ragel came in to see the Southeast Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in December 2019 because they wanted to start selling their homemade salsa commercially.  Business Consultant, Claudia Allen, met with them since she is fluent in Spanish, and they are not English speakers.  Both men work at Amy’s Kitchen

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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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“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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“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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