Southwest Idaho

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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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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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Matrix Aromatherapy – Boise

Aromatherapy breathes new life into new business ideas “The SBDC staff has been instrumental in our success.” Matrix Aromatherapy was created after attending one of the classes offered at the SBDC, “Lean Essentials Sprint.” While collaborating with other businesses taking the class, Dan Nelson and his Dad, Owners, were introduced to a product market that…

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In the Bag Promotions – Boise

Helping businesses empower brands through promotional hard goods “We look forward to our meetings at the SBDC and know that we have a qualified consultant guiding us.” In the Bag Promotions was established in 2011 when Lori and Dan Reading purchased A/J Awards, the existing business where Lori was an employee. In the Bag Promotions…

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