Success Stories

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Herbs of the World – Salmon, ID

“The SBDC has been monumentally helpful to the survival of my small business during the pandemic.” Herbs of the World was started in 1996 by Loryhl Davis when she saw a need to supply competitive horses with herbal formulas to enhance performance and stamina while minimizing drug use. Because the company started from the ground…

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Silver Creek Hotel & The Stage Coach Inn – Bellevue, ID

“There’s no way a sole proprietor could accomplish such a large project without a team like the SBDC on their side!” In 2007, Greg Anderson purchased The Stagecoach Inn. The business thrived under his ownership and the management of Julie Barbrick, who he hired in 2008. The inn has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award…

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Talia Chase

2TroubleBoys – Nampa, ID

“The support and mentoring of the SBDC helped me navigate the small-business environment to successful growth.” What started as a way for Talia Chase to dress her boys for their birthday turned into a booming online business that has expanded dramatically in just a few years. The founder and owner of 2TroubleBoys used her creativity…

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Twin Rivers Therapeutic Massage Academy – Lewiston, ID

“Take advantage of the free consulting services offered by the SBDC. They are a valuable, lifelong resource.” Twin Rivers Therapeutic Massage Academy, LLC, located in Lewiston, ID, was established by owner Jolene Ross in 2018. As an Idaho certified school, the business offers a Massage Therapy Certificate program preparing students for state licensure. Since opening…

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