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Terri’s Cafe – Meridian

Turning a dream in to owning a business, a reality “If not for the expertise of my SBDC consultant and her willingness to work with me on the important aspects of purchasing a business, the purchase of the cafe would have never happened.” Terri Haeckl worked as a server and manager at Steve’s Café’s in…

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Pivot North Architecture – Boise

An architecture firm obtains the operating capital needed to succeed “The SBDC [was] instrumental in providing solid advice and guidance in starting our firm” – co-owner Clint Sievers Pivot North Architecture is led by three principals, Clint Sievers, Gary Sorensen and John King, with over 50 years of combined experience executing projects throughout the Pacific…

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Blueprint Specialties – Boise

Servicing small businesses throughout Boise Capitol Copy & Print dba Blueprint Specialties opened in 1973 with a tabletop copier servicing small businesses throughout Boise. By the late 70’s the business had expanded to large format printing, blueprints, the MLS and other industry specific work. As Boise grew, CCP/BPS services started to include business-to-business print services,…

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MiWave – Burns, OR

An internet service provider expands its service footprint “The guidance and support of the SBDC has been extremely beneficial in the growth of MiWave.” MiWave is a local internet service provider based in Burns, Oregon, providing residential and business customers with high-speed internet access in a very underserved community. Through wireless radio links, MiWave is…

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Retrolux Inc. – Boise

An energy engineer overcomes obstacles to bring business to light Retrolux was founded by Leif Elgethun, a self-described serial clean energy entrepreneur and advocate for a world as a carbon neutral society. After building software and honing workflows that greatly reduced the time and cost required to sell and install commercial building lighting retrofits for…

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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…

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