End your year with a small business success story.

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Boise District Office - Dec. 13, 2019

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Nate Bondelid

Idaho small business owner finds niche in IT industry

Nate Bondelid, founder of IT solutions firm Tek-Hut in Boise, is the 2019  Idaho Small Business Person of the Year. Founded in 2001 with the goal of connecting people and delivering innovative technology, Tek-Hut specializes in comprehensive IT solutions,  focusing on the needs of the education industry. Visit our website to read how Tek-Hut became the largest provider of internet services to K-12 school districts in the entire state of Idaho.

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We are looking for the next “Nate.” Are you a small business owner with an amazing story to tell; or, do you know of a small business that deserves recognition? If so, submit your nomination today for the

2020 National Small Business Week Awards.

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the achievements of America’s small businesses and the contributions they make to their local communities, and to the nation’s economy.

2020 award categories for the SBA Boise District - which serves southern Idaho and  eastern Oregon - include the following:

  • Idaho Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Rural-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year

Visit the SBA Boise District Small Business Week Awards site to learn about the qualifications for each of the awards and download the nomination forms.
The final deadline for nominations is 1 p.m. MT, Jan. 7, 2020.       

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Business Basics: Start Your Business Off on the Right Foot

Dec. 17 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. MST

Meridian Library District

1326 W. Cherry Lane Meridian, ID 83642

We will show you how to use research to build your business plan.  This course will cover Idaho business and tax permits, employer requirements, exemption certificates, income tax withholding for Idaho employees, Idaho sales tax, creating a business plan, marketing and more. The SBA and the Idaho State Tax Commission are eager to help answer your questions to help your business run smoothly.



Other Events

Find other events, courses, and classes on the SBA Boise District Office website.

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SBA In Action

November was a busy month for the SBA Boise District Office. In addition to our normal schedule of trainings we held several veteran events throughout the state and in eastern Oregon in honor of National Veterans Small Business Week. We also participated in the Idaho Opportunity Zone Connection Forum at Boise State University with experts from government and industry. And, we graduated the 2019 SBA Emerging Leader's cohort.


SBA Economic Development Specialist Irene Gonzalez participated in a veteran job fair in Idaho Falls on Nov. 7 by presenting a business basics course.


SBA Regional Administrator Jeremy Field presents at the Idaho Opportunity Zone Connection Forum at Boise State University on Nov. 14. 

Emerging Leaders Graduation

SBA Regional Administrator Jeremy Field and SBA Boise District Lender Relations Specialist Christian Pennington (both far left) with the 2019                       SBA Emerging Leaders cohort.

The Learning Center

The SBA offers a variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.

Don't have time to attend in-person events? Learn in your pajamas at the SBA Learning Center. Take courses such as: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts, Buying a Business, Cybersecurity for Small Businesses, and many more.

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