Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide university-based organization that has been offering confidential no-cost business consulting and affordable trainings to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed since 1986.
As a non-profit organization, the SBDC receives funding and support from the College of Business at ISU, the State of Idaho, and the Small Business Administration. Our dedicated staff is available by appointment to provide quality assistance in your business development and management through coaching, workshops, teambuilding, networking and connecting to and leveraging area resources.
David NoackRegional Director, Small Business Development Center
Frosty WilsonConsultant, Small Business Development Center
Service Corp Of Retired Executives (SCORE)
The Eastern Idaho SCORE chapter is located in the Idaho Innovation Center facilities.
The SCORE Association, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” is a nonprofit association comprised of 13,000+ volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories.
SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. These services are offered at no fee as a community service. (Source: SBA.gov)
Regional Development Alliance, Inc. (RDA)
Regional Development Alliance, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit business financing company. As such, they view their borrowers more as partners rather than a quick loan opportunity to either accept or reject. Their objective is to directly invest in your qualified business in order to obtain a reasonable return on their investment, increase job growth, and retain quality jobs. RDA manages a sizable regional business investment fund and a micro business loan program. they also manage a smaller loan fund on behalf of Bonneville County and the City of Idaho Falls.