Best Small Business Resources in the Coeur d'Alene Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Idaho has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Coeur d'Alene area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Idaho.

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Innovative Collective

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

Innovative Collective hosts various weekly events that promote community and network opportunities for entrepreneurs in the area. In addition to some free to public events, there are also member-exclusive resources, such as mentorship and capital.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

418 East Lakeside Avenue, #7
Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814
208-269-5545
INFO@INNOVATIONCOLLECTIVE.CO


Coeur dAlene SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Panhandle Area Council

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Coworking

Description

Panhandle Area Council provides various spaces for the first two years of start-up, servicing entrepreneurs at any stage of the start-up journey.  Alongside with physical space, mentoring and consulting service are provided for start-ups on the development of business plans, marketing as well as funding options.

Restrictions

For the light industrial manufacturing sector.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

11100 N Airport Drive
Hayden , ID 83835
208-772-0584
info@pacni.org


Region I Idaho SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

420 N. College Dr., Hedlund Building
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


The Innovation Den

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

The Innovation Den provides an incredible space that is both modern and spacious, perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs looking for an affordable but open working space and a chance to network.

Restrictions

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

418 E. Lakeside Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
info@innovationden.co