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Selling your business

Making a decision on when to sell can be difficult and emotional.  For those of you that started a business from scratch or held it together during rough times, that decision will be even harder.  Here are some basic thoughts to help you through the process. Getting ready to sell As with any item that is sold or bought, the …

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Success Stories

The Grooming Network – Sandpoint

Bringing wet shaving to the 21st century Imagine bringing the best of Victorian-era masculinity to the 21st century while also creating local jobs and protecting the environment. Luke Webster’s The Grooming Network (TGN) has accomplished all of these since starting up in 2011. Along with his wife and two business partners, Webster has cornered the …

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Zeppole Baking Company Revisited – Boise

An established bakery rises to new heights with a larger facility “I doubt we would have achieved the success we now enjoy without [the SBDC].” – co-owner Charles Alpers Since Charles and Alison purchased Zeppole Bakery in 2006, retail and wholesale business has increased while fostering community involvement and garnering numerous awards, including being honored in …

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Business Tips

Guest Content: How do I determine what a business is worth…to me?

This content was provided by Kip Moggridge, Business Broker at Arthur Berry and Company.   Every buyer asks the question “what’s it really worth”.  To begin with, there can be several values for a business depending upon what it’s being valued for.   Selling, re-financing or financial equity issues all have different values.  The values run …

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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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