Idaho Official Government Website

Minority/Veterans/Woman Owned Businesses

Immigrant/Refugee Business Start-up Help

Minority Business Help

Native American Resources

Hispanic Resources

African American Resources


Veterans’ Resources

Idaho Department of Labor Veteran’s Services:

Small Business Administration:

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
U.SDepartment of Veterans’ Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran  Entrepreneur portal
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Business Fund
Starting a Veteran Owned Retail Business: a Comprehensive Guide
Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Helmets to Hardhats

Women Business Owners

Disadvantaged Businesses and Government Contracting

Woman, veteran and minority-owned businesses, collectively known as disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), may have preference in bidding on certain government contracts through the various federal agencies’ Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. In Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department handles certification and contracts. Also visit PTAC Idaho for assistance in bid preparation.

Apprenticeships in Idaho

Idaho Department of Labor