“Without the SBDC and the never-ending help we still receive from Brent and Mary, this could never have been achieved. We will forever be grateful to the SBDC and the impact they have had on our lives”
Michelle Rudas and Scott Marshall had lived in Florida most of their lives. They agreed they needed a change, so in 2018 they began looking for a business to buy. After finding a tutoring business for sale in Twin Falls, Idaho, and not knowing anything about Idaho, they contacted the SBDC in Twin Falls. They were put in contact with SBDC Business Counselor, Brent Jussel. Brent showed interest in their idea and introduced them to Mary Burgess, the SBDC researcher. Mary subsequently conducted extensive research on the need for educational services in the Twin Falls area.
After reviewing the research they decided to visit Twin Falls in late January 2019. Unfortunately, their plan to purchase the business fell through. Rather than give up, they decided to start a new tutoring business. With the help of the SBDC, their dream finally came to fruition. On July 2, 2019, they officially opened the doors to the Success Learning Center. Since opening, they have worked with more than 300 students, ranging in ages from four years old to college graduate students, and even a few grandparents. They offer tutoring services to elementary, middle and high school students in addition to college students. The business continues to grow and prosper.
Michelle and Scott have been incredibly appreciative of the work that the SBDC has conducted. “Without the SBDC and the never-ending help we still receive from Brent and Mary, this could never have been achieved. We will forever be grateful to the SBDC and the impact they have had on our lives”.
South Central Idaho Success Story – 2022
Twin Falls, ID