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, growing, purchasing or closing a business. Counselors also provide assistance with environmental and export issues, cybersecurity and government contracting. SBDC offices are located throughout the state.
Idaho Women’s Business Centers
WBCs offer start-up and mentoring assistance to women business owners. Offices are located in Nampa, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls.
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. SCORE offices are located in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Spokane. Businesses in north Idaho are served by the Spokane office. Or visit SCORE’s national website.
Veterans Business Outreach Centers – offers counseling services to active duty and retiring veterans and their spouses who plan to start a business.
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 programs, called Sprints, to owners of qualified businesses to quickly develop essential leadership skills. Both Accelerators offer counseling services.