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Training (Business Skills Development)

Idaho Small Business Development Center

Through its  opens in a new windowsix regional offices the Idaho SBDC offers a wide variety of low cost  opens in a new windowtraining options. The Boise and Nampa Business  opens in a new windowAccelerators offer programs, called opens in a new window Sprints, and skill-based training programs to qualified business owners to help develop necessary business skills.

Small Business Administration

Offers programs to help start, build, and grow small businesses. Contact the Boise office at (208) 334-9004, extension 333; the Spokane office at (509) 353-2809, or visit the opens in a new windowSBA’s website to find online training opportunities.

SCORE: The Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE, is a national volunteer organization of current and former business owners, managers, and executives who donate their time and expertise to counsel business owners at no charge. SCORE offers low-cost workshops on a variety of start-up topics. SCORE offices are located in BoiseIdaho Falls, and Spokane, which serves businesses in north Idaho. To find workshops in your area, visit the website of the office near you.

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Assists manufacturers, food processors and other businesses to improve and streamline their processes for increased productivity. Inventors can receive assistance in product design and prototype development, as well as other services.