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America's PTAC Idaho
The Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a no-cost service available to Idaho businesses and is a great tool to expand your sales and marketing opportunities.
https://idahoptac.org/
America's SBDC Idaho (Small Business Development Center)
We could tell you how we've impacted Idaho small businesses with our no-cost consulting and affordable training, but we'd rather show you.
https://idahosbdc.org/
Ascent-SBA
Women own or co-own 45% of all businesses in the United States. That’s why we created Ascent and packed it with in-depth information to help you grow your business.
https://ascent.sba.gov/
Bannock County
The Bannock County Procurement Department would like to connect Veteran owned businesses to County projects.
http://www.bannockcounty.gov/
Business Impact NW
We work with small business owners by providing the business coaching, training, and access to funding they need to successfully launch and grow their businesses.
https://businessimpactnw.org/
Business.Idaho.Gov
This site contains the information you will need to start or grow your small business. It includes information from both state and federal agencies that license, regulate or tax small businesses, as well as information about business funding, and more.
https://business.idaho.gov/
Buy Idaho
Buy Idaho is a non-profit trade association advocating for Idaho's small business. Our mission is to focus on the promotion of Idaho businesses. We connect Idaho businesses to each other and to the people of Idaho.
https://www.buyidaho.org/
Economic Opportunity by Jannus
The work we do at Jannus EO brings hope to people and prosperity to communities. And the way we connect people to resources is unique and methodical. By considering the multiple “domains of self-sufficiency” that demonstrate success for our clients, we do more than simply help.
https://www.eojannus.org/
Elevate Idaho-Helping Idaho Technology Entrepreneurs
Elevate Idaho helps early-stage Innovators compete for federal research and development funds through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
https://www.rediconnects.org/elevate-idaho/
FARE Idaho
We unite our Idaho food and beverage communities to ensure that independents get a seat at the table with an opportunity to collectively impact positive change within their industry.
https://www.fareidaho.org/
Farmer Veteran Coalition
The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching.
https://farmvetco.org/fvfellowship/
Govology, more government contracting opportunities
Be unstoppable with our weekly webinars, 150+ on-demand courses, and cohort programs from experienced industry professionals.
https://govology.com/business-impact-nw/
Harvest Heroes
Our Harvest Heroes veteran beginning farming and gardening program offers individuals and families year round training and real world, hands-on experience in planning growing, harvesting, marketing, and enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables.
https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/small-farms/farming/veterans
Idaho Commerce FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions: Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. Don’t see any answer to your question below? Contact us at info@commerce.idaho.gov, or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
https://commerce.idaho.gov/faqs/
Idaho Commerce, State Trade Expansion Program
The goals of STEP are to increase the number of small businesses that export, increase the value of exports and increase the number of small businesses exploring significant new trade opportunities.
https://commerce.idaho.gov/idaho-business/international-trade/step-grant/
Idaho Commerce, Training Resources
Whether you’re an Idaho business, community, or economic development partner, Idaho Commerce is working to provide the latest training, resources, and tools to help your business and community thrive.
https://commerce.idaho.gov/training/
Idaho Commerce, Workforce Development
Idaho Commerce can help you find people—the right people—and we’ll even reimburse you to train them. It’s a win-win: you’ll build a qualified, capable team, and your employees will see the benefits of committing to your business for the long haul.
https://commerce.idaho.gov/incentives-and-financing/workforce-development/
Idaho Department of Commerce
The mission of the Idaho Department of Commerce is to foster a business-friendly environment to aid in job creation, support existing companies, strengthen communities and market Idaho
https://commerce.idaho.gov/training/
Idaho Farm and Ranch Center, Veterans Resources
General programs, financial assistance, education and training
https://agri.idaho.gov/farmcenter/veteran-assistance/
Idaho Manufacturing Alliance
Learn more about upcoming events, summits, workshops, and industry leading roundtables that may be happening in your community across Idaho.
https://members.idmfg.org/events
Idaho Manufacturing Alliance
A membership organization focused on knowledge sharing, collaboration and advocacy to influence a manufacturing environment that creates benefits for the industry and the community.
https://www.idmfg.org/
Idaho Preferred
Seeking to integrate innovative strategies into your farm, ranch, or food craft business? Perhaps you are in need of specialized resources tailored to agricultural production. Below is a curated selection of resources!
https://idahopreferred.com/business-resources-2/
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
 The Idaho State Department of Agriculture was established in 1919 to serve and regulate this cornerstone industry.
https://agri.idaho.gov/main/
Idaho Workforce Development Council
Employer Grants are available to Idaho employers who are increasing their current workforce and/or retraining existing workers with necessary skills.
https://wdc.idaho.gov/grants/#employer-grant
Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce
The mission is to ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their families, communities, and our economy.
https://milspousechamber.org/
MoFi
MoFi believes in a financial system that works for everyone. They provide loans to people who can’t get the money they need from banks and credit unions.
https://www.mofi.org/
National Diversity Veteran Small Business eMarketplace
Our mission is to build stronger diverse small businesses through technology that automates and streamlines business processes, providing increased revenue opportunities and scalability.
https://ndvsb.com/
National Diversity Veteran Small Business eMarketplace
Our mission is to build stronger diverse small businesses through technology that automates and streamlines business processes, providing increased revenue opportunities and scalability to compete within large private enterprise and public sector accounts.
https://ndvsb.com/
National Veteran Small Business Development Council
The NVBDC views entrepreneurship as another form of employment and believes that helping our veterans succeed in business helps them, their families and the communities in which they reside.
https://nvbdc.org/
SBA Learning Platform
SBA's online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way.
https://www.sba.gov/sba-learning-platform
SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.
https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-locations/sba-district-offices
SCORE Mentor
SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation.
https://www.score.org/treasurevalley
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an executive-level training series intended to give ambitious small business an opportunity to grow.
https://www.sbathrive.com/
Twin Falls County Veterans Service Office
The Twin Falls County Veterans Service Office assists veterans and their dependents with applications for compensation, pensions, health care enrollments and other benefits through an intake process that includes information and referral services.
https://twinfallscounty.org/veterans/
US Dept of Veteran Affairs, VETERAN ENTREPRENEUR PORTAL
VEP makes it easier for small businesses to access federal services, regardless of its source—and quickly connects Veteran entrepreneurs to relevant ‘best-practices’ and information.
http://htttps://www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/
USDA Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency offers loans to help farmers and ranchers get the financing they need to start, expand or maintain a family farm. Info for Idaho: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Idaho/index
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/index
VR&E Self Employment Track
If you’re a service member or Veteran with a service-connected disability and employment barrier who has the strong desire, skills, and drive to run a successful business, you may be interested in the Self-Employment track.
https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/programs/self-employment/
Veterans Business Outreach Center
Our outreach centers empower active-duty service members, National Guard and Reserve Component members, members of the Coast Guard, transitioning service members, Veterans of all eras, as well as military spouses who are thinking about starting, purchasing or growing a small business.
https://businessimpactnw.org/veterans-business-outreach-center/
Zions Bank Business Resource Center
The Business Resource Library is here to help you find answers and resources, develop strategies, solve problems and get guidance with business, marketing, sales, financing, management, growth opportunities and more.
https://brc.zionsbank.com/

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