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

Asian-American

Arab American

Arab American Women’s Business Council


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
Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance
Helmets to Hardhats
Feds Hire Vets – Federal employment information for veterans, transitioning military service members, their families and federal hiring officials.


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 Idaho Apex Accelerator for assistance in bid preparation and see the Small Business Administration website for details.


Apprenticeships in Idaho

Idaho Department of Labor

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