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There are so many elements to consider when starting a business:  Finding financing, preparing a business plan, creating a marketing strategy, locating a building, hiring employees, setting up bookkeeping...Ida-Lew Economic Development is here to help!

Monday, 18 November 2013 14:47

Starting A Business

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Go for it > Start a BusinessDo you want to start a business, but don't know where to start or what you need to do?  Try the Idaho Small Business Solutions website.


You’ll find forms, contact information, and wizards that generate customized checklists for your business.


Friday, 14 December 2012 10:59

Kiva Zip Loans

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Kiva Zip loans are 0% interest loans of up to $5,000 available to small businesses that have limited or no access to other sources of capital because they are a new business, have low income, or limited assets for collateral. Two Degrees Northwest is the first Idaho trustee of Kiva Zip, a new U.S. focused cousin to the international Kiva program.  Two Degrees Northwest is happy to bring micro financing opportunities to our region's entrepreneurs and opportunities for you to invest in their businesses! 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:20

Resources for Business Plan Building

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Looking for free and trustworthy templates and examples as you write up a business plan?

Check your bank's website, if they offer commercial loans, they usually have a great business resource section like ZIONS Bank does - https://www.zionsbank.com/business/business-resource-center.jsp.

Check out the link below for great templates from SCORE. SCORE is a business mentoring group with great resources!
Still need help?  We can provide resources, referrals and assistance.  Call (208) 983-8302 or email melisa@ida-lew.org.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:44

NxLevel Online - Business Fundamentals

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NxLeveL® Online delivers practical guidance as you create your business plan. NxLeveL® offers business skills training which includes the development of a business plan over the course of 12 lessons. You will receive hands-on practical guidance in the following areas:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Financial Matters
  • Lending Negotiations
  • Management & Organization
  • Planning & Research

Your business needs a solid foundation. Build one in your time, at your pace.

flowershopNxLeveL® Online removes the traditional barriers of time and place and brings expert advice and instruction to you when you need it. With NxLeveL® Online, you will have the flexibility to develop your business plan on your terms and at your own pace.  We offer two different styles of courses to meet your individual needs:

Cohort - Participants begin as a group or cohort and end twelve weeks later.

Rolling Start - Participants begin any time and have up to one year to complete the training course.

The entrepreneur who plans is the entrepreneur who succeeds!

You've got the dream, you've got the drive, give yourself the edge you need to succeed with NxLeveL® Online!

Scholarships for up to $325.00 may be available for eligible participants– Payment Plan also available.

To register contact isbdc@lcsc.edu or 208-792-2465.

Fee: $ 485.00

For more information please visit http://www.lcsc.edu/nxlevel!

Contact Info

for assistance please contact:

Ida-Lew Economic Development


Phone: 208.983.8302


300 W. Main St. Ste 201

Grangeville, ID 83530


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Quilt Treasures

Grangeville, ID - Looking for quilting supplies?  Want a quilt made or finished, need longarm quilting done?  Check out Quilt Treasures and talk with owner Christina Doughty who has taken her online shop and given it a main street presence!

Quilt Treasures is located at 158 East Main #4, Grangeville, ID and open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  Stop by today, visit their website at quiltreasures.com  or give

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Aloha Laundry

Aloha Laundry

Grangeville, ID - Looking for a great place to do your laundry?  Need drop off or delivery service?  Look no further than Aloha Laundry!  Owners Bob and Carolyn Haning have brought a new laundry mat with a lot of great extras to the community.

You will be impressed by the bright colors, clean and welcoming environment.  Aloha Laundry is located at 817 Cunningham, Grangeville, ID.  Stop by today!

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International Market Access Grants

STEP - International Market Access Grants

The purpose of the grants are to increase the number of Idaho small businesses exporting, to increase the value of exports for Idaho small businesses that currently export.  Grant funds can be used to offset 65% of expenses incurred while accessing international markets.  We are able to assist you at no cost if you need any assistance in applying.  (208) 983-8302 or info@ida-lew.org .

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