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Veterans Bring Unique Skills to Business Recovery in Pacific Northwest

By Jeremy Field, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Steve Watts-Oelrich, Veterans Business Outreach Center. As we approach Veterans Day, it’s important to honor the contributions of service members and veterans to our safety and security; and, to acknowledge the skills and perspective veteran-owned small businesses bring to the business world. Nearly one in 10 small…

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Idaho Small Business Development Center Hard at Work

SBDC Answering The Call During COVID, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been on the front lines of the economic crisis. They have provided critical information to 2,668 businesses across Idaho via one-on-one virtual consulting and webinars. This dedication to answering the call has resulted in 2,222 Idaho jobs retained, and 28 new jobs…

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FiftyFlowers – Boise

The sweet smell of success “The SBDC not only opens up a network of other entrepreneurs and business owners, it connects the business owner with experienced coaches.” Liza Roeser started her journey as an entrepreneur at 9 years old selling Avon products door-to-door. After completing a two year Peace Corps assignment in Ecuador, she seized…

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Slant 3D – Boise

Designing for the future “The SBDC provided the room and flexibility to allow us to start and grow.” Slant 3D was born out of the design company, Slant Concepts. In 2017, Slant Concepts had created a series of products that required 3D Printing. While building initial printing capacity for those products, Gabe Bentz, Founder, found…

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