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Small Business Resources

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Local Resources

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber serves its members by offering many programs and services that provide members ways to network, promote, and grow their business.  The Chamber's website has a business directory and many resources available to entrepreneurs.

Retail Leakage Surplus Analysis - 2019
An analysis of the Retail Marketplace Profile for Sandpoint.

Small Business Development Center
Located in nearby Post Falls, the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide, university-based organization which has been helping small businesses succeed since 1986.  SBDC offers assistance to anyone interested in expanding or starting a private small business in Idaho.

Idaho Department of Labor, Sandpoint Branch
For information about unemployment insurance and labor laws or help with employee recruitment, check out the Idaho Department of Labor’s main website.


Other Resources
Look here first for business tools, information, licenses, and forms from the State of Idaho whether your business is just beginning, new to Idaho or expanding.

ConsumerAffairs - How to Get a Business Loan
Where to look and how to prepare to fund your small business.

Idaho Biz Help
Helpful information for new businesses can be found here.

Idaho Secretary of State
Set up your business entity type (LLC, Corporation, ABN, etc.)

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Occupation licensing (i.e., contractors)

Idaho State Tax Commission
State business taxes, sales tax, etc.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Federal taxes, obtain EIN or TIN, file for charity status, etc.