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Business Owner

Keep your business healthy and sustainable for the long-term.

As businesses mature, owners come to us to tackle the increasingly complex issues that require sophisticated research, market analysis, and strategic planning.

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Start a Business

Have you dreamt of being your own boss for many years but don’t know where to start?

Approximately 95% of new businesses fail within the first seven years.  Improve your chances by educating yourself, knowing the risks, planning for challenges and getting expert advice.

Common Reasons People Contact us

  • You are starting a business
  • You own a business and want to expand
  • Want to improve your current business operations
  • Are ready to begin hiring employees
  • Have an innovation you want to develop and market
  • Business activities have any impact on the environment
  • Considering exporting
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Our Services


Learn the essential skills and tools every business owner needs to take their business to the next level by taking our low-cost training courses.

Business Resources

Success depends on your ability to plan, envision the future, have sufficient human resources, management systems, and financial capital.


We offer confidential no-cost coaching to business leaders and owners. It is available to existing businesses and start-up businesses.

Client Success Stories

A Coeur d Alene Homeless Shelter is Using Locally Developed AI

By Jamie Lynn | October 3, 2018

One of our SBDC clients using AI to assist the homeless will relieve the burden of case management. When “SARA”…

Scott Ramey of Rameys Yard Care Tells His Story

By Jamie Lynn | September 14, 2018

Are You The Leader You Need to Be? Growing your business isn’t always easy! Sometimes you need some someone to…

ExtraTech Corporation

By Jamie Lynn | August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

ExtraTech is On The Cutting Edge The most advanced robotics in the world can create, deliver precision, speed, and sheer…

Northwest Tile & Floors

By Jamie Lynn | July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business owners often talk about how relationships are the key to success.  Many may talk, and there are businesses that…

Taylor Painting

By Jamie Lynn | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brian Taylor spent years learning the painting trade in California.  In 2002, he took his experience in residential and large-scale…

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.