In Partnership with Treasure Valley SCORE

Treasure Valley SCORE is honored to partner with the College of Western Idaho. This resource hub provides information for starting and maintaining a small business. 

Small Business Resources

Start a New Business

The Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. It also contains tips for working "With Your Mentor" on each topic.

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Treasure Valley SCORE Learning Center

The Treasure Valley SCORE Business Learning Center provides online learning paths for deeper dives into critical business topics.

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Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

As governments worldwide scramble to lockdown in the face of another wave of COVID-19, small businesses are left with a lower number of opportunities than before to network and foster relationships with like-minded yet seasoned entrepreneurs. 

Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Small Business Start-up Webinars On-Demand

Is Your Business Idea a Good Investment?

Entrepreneurship is an idea that appeals to many, but figuring out how to start a business can sometimes be so overwhelming it scares people away. You may ask is your business idea a good investment? Join Treasure Valley SCORE Mentor, Jay Berman, as he explores this timely topic.

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A Guide to Banker's Thinking

Obtaining a business loan in today's changing business climate can be an intimitating prospect. However, it does not have to be. Michael Mckinniss, Treasure Valley SCORE mentor and banking Subject Matter Expert, presents an easy to understand primer on a banker's thinking. 

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Upcoming Online Events

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: Email Marketing and The Power of Inbox

December 14, 2022, 10:00am MST
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This webinar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Would you like to learn a simple plan to save you time and propel your business to... Read more

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Checklist for Success

January 25, 2023, 10:00am MST
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Treasure Valley SCORE presents the first webinar in our small business marketing series, Making Sense of Online Marketing. You’ll learn the foundational elements that will help... Read more

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Recipe for Social Media Marketing Success

February 23, 2023, 10:00am MST
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Would you like to learn a simple plan to save you time and propel your business to social media marketing success? If so, this webinar is for you. Read more

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Startup Expenses

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Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Mutt's Sauce Small Business Journey

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While serving in the US Air Force, Charlie “Mutt” Ferrell, Jr. was known for his homemade, all-purpose sauce. Decades later, his granddaughter Charlynda founded Mutt’s Sauce to... Read more

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How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan

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Revenue forecasting is key to developing a successful business plan and realistic revenue expectations when starting a business. Read more

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Tax Deductions for Your Startup

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Learn which startup costs are tax-deductible and what tax benefits may be available for your small business before you launch. Read more

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Keys to Understanding Vision, Values, Goals and Strategy

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Get a better understanding of how your vision, values, goals and strategy can help you build a strong company and then put each one to use correctly. Read more

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List of Startup Resources

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We’ve scoured the internet to find the websites and tools that will help you get your business off the ground. Bookmark this list of startup resources. Read more

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Do-It-Yourself Checklist to Incorporate Your Business

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You can incorporate your business yourself if you don’t want to hire an attorney or a business formation service. Read this step-by-step checklist. Read more

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Naming Your Business

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Finding the right business name is one of the most important tasks you can undertake for your brand. Keep these useful tips in mind. Read more

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12 Best Part-Time Business Ideas

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Want to try entrepreneurship? Depending on your skills, available hours and budget, there are plenty of part-time businesses you can start. Read more

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7 TED Talks to Listen to for Business Inspiration

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Looking for inspiration? Let’s review some of the best TED talks to listen to and the lessons you can learn from them. Read more

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10 Ways to Save Money at Startup

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Learn from experienced entrepreneurs 10 ways to save money in the first stages of starting a business and boost your potential for success. Read more

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How to Successfully Run a One-Person Business

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Regardless of size, every business should have the basics, including a business plan, website, and bank account. Read more

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