Become a Consulting Client

The SBDC provides services to enable you to make well informed, smart business decisions. Go to the Idaho SBDC website to register online for no-cost, confidential consulting.

This is what you can expect as you go through the registration process:

You will be asked for your email address.  This will be your login ID. Then you will be asked to create a password. If you have previously used the email address to register for consulting or when attending training, you will already be in the system. You will be asked to provide your name and address and demographics about yourself and, if you already have a business, some information about it. If you have specific subject areas you would like to discuss during consultation, you can list those. You will be asked to receive surveys about your progress.  A paper form of the registration is available to preview.

If you do not already have an appointment, within a couple of days after registering, you should expect a phone call or email from us.  Please notify us if you are not contacted.

Request an appointment online

Or Email the SBDC at LCSC

Write to [email protected] and request a consulting appointment

Or Phone the office 

Call (208) 792-2465 and ask to arrange for an appointment with a consultant

The consulting and technical assistance offered by IDAHO SBDC advisors are provided at no cost.

Minimal fees are generally charged for workshops and special events.

Could SBDC consulting save you time or make you money? 98% of our clients rate our consulting as good or excellent and 99% will recommend our services to another. Providing valuable consulting to existing and potential small business owners and managers is the primary purpose of Small Business Development Centers. Helping you improve your financial performance, competitiveness, and Idaho's economy are our goals.  Our clients consistently out perform their peers.  If you like to talk business, you will value SBDC consulting.

Our mission is to assist clients from North Central Idaho who are planning to start, improve, grow, purchase, diversify, sell, or exit out of a for-profit small business.  Anyone with less than 100 employees is considered a small business to us.  Our region is North Central Idaho, from Riggins to Potlatch.

Confidential, no-cost consulting services may help you with:

  • Answers to your business questions
  • Ideas
  • Solutions to business problems
  • Ask us for a checklist and template for a formal business plan

Consulting Sessions May Include Topics Such As:

  • Online marketing
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Setting up your bookkeeping system
  • Utilizing expertise and resources to find solutions to challenging business problems
  • Registering to do business with the government
  • Selling
  • Reducing risk
  • Starting a business
  • Acquiring capital for your business
  • Growing the business and increasing sales
  • Risk reduction

Our areas of expertise include, but not limited to financial analysis, planning, feasibility, cash flow projections, marketing, start-up regulations, and human resources.  We can provide practical information, research, and connections for most aspects of business management.

Occasionally, we are able to match up business student teams with our clients for class projects in areas such as marketing or human resources.

Our consulting sessions may consist of a simple, brief teleconference or multiple in-depth sessions.  We tailor our services to meet a client's needs whether that is one meeting, several meetings, or decades of service to a client.  We are here to assist for the life of your business.  We have worked with a diverse set of clients from differing backgrounds and skill sets.  Regardless of the stage of your business or idea, we will work toward helping you achieve entrepreneurial success.

We do not provide tax or legal advice.