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Your "Start Button" for Small Business Creation in Idaho

Welcome to Idaho Biz Help, your small business solution. This site will help you start or grow your business in three important ways:

  • New to business or to Idaho? Visit the Business Wizard to obtain a customized Checklist of state and federal taxes, licenses and regulations that may affect your business. You will also find information on registering your business name and entity type in Idaho and employee issues.

Click here to start the Small Business Wizard

  • The Resource Wizard provides a customized Checklist of funding and other business development resources in your area.

  • The topics on the menu bars provide answers to many common business questions.
The What's New section (below) provides information on recent regulatory, licensing and tax changes that may affect your business.

If you did not find the information you need, please email us. We will try to find it for you.


What's New for Idaho Small Businesses

Training information is now found on the Business Assistance page.

Licenses, regulations, business information:

  • Bank Mergers - D.L. Evans Bank purchased Idaho Banking Company and its branches in Boise, Eagle and Meridian. Columbia Banking System, based in Tacoma, purchased Intermountain Community Bank, Panhandle State Bank and Magic Valley Bank and their 17 branches. The Columbia Banking merger is subject to regulatory approval. Account holders should not see significant changes when doing business with the new owners.

  • Challenge.gov lists products and services currently being sought by federal government agencies. A wide variety of ever changing needs are posted, including such things as new products needed by NASA and the U.S. Air Force and a Department of Agriculture photography contest. To view current needs, visit http://challenge.gov.

  • Hewlett Packard Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) classes are available in Idaho. Boise State University is currently the only facility in the Pacific Northwest with accredited trainers teaching the classes. For information on the program or to learn about currently offered classes, see www.idahosbdc.org/regional-training/e-learning/hp-life-online-classes/ or call (208) 426-3875.

  • The SBA’s Export Business Planner is a free, customizable tool for small business owners who are exploring exporting. Using the planner, you can work through the critical processes of export readiness and planning via a ready-made, easily accessible document that can be updated and referenced time and again as your export business grows.

    Download the Export Business Planner (PDF) here. Additional information is available on the Exporting and Importing section of the SBA.gov. website.



  • Reciprocal link policy:
    Any state or federal government agency or non-profit organization can be represented on this site if they license or regulate business activities or offer business-related services. Local agencies, such as city and county clerks offices, are not represented individually because there are so many and their requirements vary by location. This is not a commercial site, so no advertising is accepted. 

    If your organization fits the above criteria and you want to be listed on this site, send us a message via E-mail, then we will review your site for possible inclusion. Please do not place a link on your site and then expect us to provide a reciprocal link.


    This site is a major effort of the RIB Committee. Would you like the committee to address a particular business issue? Please click on the RIB name for more information.

     

     


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