Business Education & Learning Resources

Alice: Through technology, Alice connects every entrepreneur, regardless of gender, ethnicity, geography or stage of growth, with the programs, people and opportunities they need to succeed. Alongside business owners, investors, government institutions, Fortune 100 companies, startup organizations and industry leaders, #TeamAlice is enabling global accessibility to the intellectual and financial capital that helps all founders build the businesses that will change the world.

Boise State Venture College: Venture College offers Boise State students a customized self-paced work plan to launch a business or nonprofit venture.

Boise U.S. Export Assistance: The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

Collabortank: Collabortank is Boise’s preeminent training and startup launch program, helping aspiring entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley build enduring companies. Collabortank’s express purpose is to affirm, equip, inspire, and grow those that may otherwise never start a business venture, create jobs, or realize the freedom of self-direction.

Idaho Biz Help: Idaho Biz Help is a source for small business solutions offered by the State of Idaho. It provides information to help you start or grow your business, along with news and frequently asked questions.

Idaho Technology Council: The Idaho Technology Council exists to connect, inform and promote the technology companies in Idaho and is dedicated to foster the growth of technology companies in the state, primarily in the areas of information technology, agri-science, and energy.

Idaho Works:  Idaho Department of Labor website with information on education, careers, labor market, hiring, training, and other valuable programs. 

Pablo: Free web-based editing tool, created by social media management platform Buffer, that offers more than 600,000 stock images (and the ability to upload your own) and settings to overlay text. This helps businesses create visual content for social media.

SCORE: SCORE® is a nationwide organization of active and retired business men and women who volunteer their services to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Administration (SBA): A Lead Economic Development Specialist from the Small Business Administration is assigned to Eagle and will come out to visit with you. To Schedule an appointment, please contact Catie Bennett by email at, or by phone at (208) 334-+9077.

Small Business Development Center: Offers a wealth of free or low-cost information to help educate and support small business owners, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Learning Center: Offers a wealth of free information on financing, managing a business, marketing, starting a business and more.

Small Business Trends: Website that offers news, trends, advice and resources for small businesses.

Startup Grind: A global community for entrepreneurs.

Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center: The northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping U.S. companies grow and prosper in a globalized economy.

SBDC Accelerators - The Small Business Development Center offers two accelerator locations. One in Boise and one in Nampa. These spaces offer everything from industrial space to finished office space. Accelerators offer one-on-one business consulting, and innovative programs aimed at giving companies the right resources at the right time.

TechConnect: "Bridging the gap between entrepreneurial and innovation assets. Supporting the development of innovative companies. Helping existing companies to compete."

TechHelp: TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists provide information and technical/professional assistance that helps Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors accelerate growth and profitability through continuous product and process innovation.

Trailhead: This is a place for anyone to become part of the community and to experience the excitement of starting something you believe in and to get the needed support along the way. Entrepreneurs can receive mentoring and the experience needed to succeed in the startup world. 

Women's Entrepreneur Network (eWomen Network): Premier women helping women resource for Business and Entrepreneur Networking in Treasure Valley, Idaho.

Zions Bank Business Resource Center: The business resource center through Zions Bank will help you find answers and resources, develop strategies, solve problems and get guidance with business, marketing, sales, financing, management, growth opportunities, and more.