Southwest Idaho

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Firefly

“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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Solvent Practice Solutions

“As a first-time business owner, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. My business is now respected and thriving with customers all over the country due in large part to the SBDC and my SBDC mentor. I have learned so much and am eternally thankful for their support.” Brett Jossis was a Quality and Compliance…

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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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Idaho Small Business Development Center Hard at Work

SBDC Answering The Call During COVID, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been on the front lines of the economic crisis. They have provided critical information to 2,668 businesses across Idaho via one-on-one virtual consulting and webinars. This dedication to answering the call has resulted in 2,222 Idaho jobs retained, and 28 new jobs…

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FiftyFlowers – Boise

The sweet smell of success “The SBDC not only opens up a network of other entrepreneurs and business owners, it connects the business owner with experienced coaches.” Liza Roeser started her journey as an entrepreneur at 9 years old selling Avon products door-to-door. After completing a two year Peace Corps assignment in Ecuador, she seized…

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Slant 3D – Boise

Designing for the future “The SBDC provided the room and flexibility to allow us to start and grow.” Slant 3D was born out of the design company, Slant Concepts. In 2017, Slant Concepts had created a series of products that required 3D Printing. While building initial printing capacity for those products, Gabe Bentz, Founder, found…

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