Idaho Small Business Development Center
Through its six regional offices and two business accelerators, the Idaho SBDC offers a wide variety of services to small businesses, including counseling for starting or growing a business. Counselors also provide assistance with technology issues, including SBIR applications, environmental and export issues and government contracting. SBDC offices are located throughout the state.
Idaho Department of Labor
The Department of Labor serves both employers and employees who are making career transitions. Consulting and counseling services are available to both employers and job seekers. Contact your local DOL office.
Small Business Administration
The SBA and its subsidiary program, SCORE, offer consulting services to help start and grow small businesses. Contact the Boise office at (208) 334-9004, extension 333; the Spokane office at (509) 353-2809, or visit the SBA’s website. Businesses in north Idaho are served by the Spokane office.
SCORE offices are located in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Spokane. Businesses in north Idaho are served by the Spokane SCORE office. Or visit the national website.
TechHelp assists manufacturers, food processors and other businesses to improve and streamline their processes to increase productivity. Inventors can receive assistance in product design and prototype development, as well as other services. Find workshops and other training events.
Nampa and Boise Business Accelerators
The Nampa Accelerator offers two programs, called Sprints, to owners of qualified businesses to quickly develop essential leadership skills. Both Accelerators offer counseling.