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Great Harvest Bread Company

A dream becomes reality through a franchise partnership As Derek & Sophia Bates began seriously talking about their long-imagined dream of owning a bakery, a memory of a visit to the Great Harvest Bread Co. in Logan came back to them. They sent for an information packet and decided Great Harvest was a good fit. …

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Idaho Recognition Products

Accelerator provides opportunity for promotional product company to grow “Managing a business is an art.  It takes continual practice, constant personal growth and steady innovation.  The weekly mentorship at the Nampa Business Accelerator is a huge part of our success.” – Jake Lee, owner Idaho Recognition became an Idaho SBDC Resident Client at the Nampa Business …

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Moscow Auto Parts, LLC

Transitioning from employee to owner at an auto parts store “I think the SBDC helped me most by giving me an outside perspective of the business.” – Norman Terhaar, owner After 24 years of experience in the auto parts industry, Norm Terhaar purchased the NAPA Auto Parts franchise store from his employer. Norm first came to …

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Pacific Steel & Recycling

Long-term manager dedicated to continuous improvement ““I learned a great deal while working on the SBDC Advisory Committee.” – Russ Taylor, Branch Manager Russ Taylor, Branch Manager of Pacific Steel & Recycling, is a perfect example of a long-term client. His partnership with Idaho SBDC began in 1988 at the Twin Falls office and remained …

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The Brass Monkey

A lifelong fashionist opens her own shop in the heart of town “If it wasn’t for the SBDC, I wouldn’t be here.” – Kindsey Ringenberg, owner A lifelong love of fashion and a career in the clothing industry led Kindsey Ringenberg to open her own clothing store, The Brass Monkey. Kindsey knew she had the …

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