Idaho Small Business Development Center

Our Consultants Call (208) 792-2465 for an appointment


Barbara A Leachman, MEd 

Director Region II Idaho SBDC

(208) 792-2440 

SGC 201

Barbara has a BS in Agribusiness and a MEd in Business Education from the University of Idaho. Her work experience in private for-profit enterprise includes customer service, office management, sales and bookkeeping. She has developed and managed housing programs for a non-profit as well as consulting and teaching real estate, financial, and credit analysis. Barbara has experience with grants, economic development, and government loan programs. She specializes in business planning, market research, website analysis, feasibility, human resources, raising capital, and small business management.



Judy Schumacher

Business Consultant

(208) 792-2186

SGC 203

Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance Emphasis from Boise State University. Judy has worked in the banking industry for 10 years, specializing in commercial lending. She has experience in credit analysis, SBA lending, commercial real estate lending, and small business lending. In addition to her banking, Judy has experience in billing/bookkeeping for a small medical office. Her strengths include financial analysis, knowledge of lending practices, and customer service skills.