Success Stories

Timberline Chainsaw Sharpener

An award-winning chainsaw sharpener goes global “The SBDC has been a great sounding board from the beginning when we were a start-up. As we continue to grow and expand, SBDC remains an active and valued partner.” – Phil Krantz, owner Timberline manufactures and markets a unique patented chainsaw sharpener that can be used in the …

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StanCraft Boat Company

Reinvigorating a third generation custom wooden boat brand “We have a lot of moving parts and hearing a third party’s advice adds new light to our views. It has been a great experience.” – Robb Bloem, owner Following a dream to move back to Coeur d’Alene, Robb and Amy Bloem decided to create their own jobs …

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RiverPlace Counseling & Wellness, PLLC

Realizing a dream with the purchase of a building “I was assisted by the SBDC from the beginning, from looking at buildings to the actual building purchase.” – Ingrid Blinn, owner Ingrid Blinn started her own counseling business in 2009 with a dream to create a counseling and wellness center. In 2012, she was ready to …

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Jerome Buying Station

Carrying on an Idaho agricultural family work ethic “Our overall revenue has increased immensely because we were willing to follow their gentle advice. Thanks SBDC for taking us from our worst year in business to our best year!” –  Krista Harris, owner Jerome Buying Station buys, sells, and transports cattle. Four generations of the Harris …

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House of Design

Implementing robotic solutions for flexible manufacturing “The TECenter and SBDC have helped with linking us to resources and people to ensure we get the help that we need.” – Shane Dittrich Shane Dittrich and Ryan Okelberry, both engineers, met while working on the same projects for different companies. They decided to launch their own venture in …

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