Welcome to the Idaho Women’s Business Center

Bienvenido al Centro de Negocios para Mujeres de Idaho

Whether you are in the early stages of your business idea, or you’ve been in the entrepreneur space for a while, we’ve got you covered. We have a vast library of resources and training events that cover every pillar of business, plus powerful connections to mentors who can help you create a solid business plan that is strategic and sustainable. We encourage you to become a part of our rapidly growing statewide network of women-owned businesses, and we look forward to working with you.

Ya sea que te encuentres en la etapa inicial de desarrollo de tu negocio, o que tengas mucho tiempo en el mercado, aquí encontrarás todo lo que necesitas. Contamos con una amplia variedad de recursos y eventos de capacitación que cubren todo lo que requieres saber para tu negocio, así como importantes conexiones con asesores que te podrán ayudar a crear un plan de negocios sólido, estratégico y sustentable. Te invitamos a ser parte de nuestra creciente red a nivel estatal de mujeres propietarias de negocios, esperamos poder colaborar contigo muy pronto.  experimenta el centro de negocios en español aquí

JUST STARTING A BUSINESS

IWBC  offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other entrepreneurs. Fill out the form below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!

ESTABLISHED BUSINESS

Connect with mentors and counselors to expand your network.  Foster Collaboration and business strategy. Take classes and attend events. Fill out the form below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!

COVID BUSINESS ISSUES

Our entire IWBC Team continues to work each day to serve you. This is a time of uncertainty and there is no way of knowing how long it will last.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We’ll help you figure out how much money you’ll need to start your business. There are more ways than ever to find the capital you need.

HAS YOUR BUSINESS BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID?

Together we will survive and learn many valuable lessons along the way. You are STRONG!! Owning and Running a Business is not for the weak. Daily, we know you are making decisions that will impact your future. We encourage you to reach out to us via phone, text or email. Let us know your struggles and how we can best assist. There are resources and links to guide you as you strategically plan your next steps. We support you. We admire you. We know that women will continue to be the driving force that leads economic growth. You can also locate our IWBC Advisory Board Council here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESILIENCE

Small Business Training to Build a Strong Business & Navigate Crisis

A small business training curriculum that is designed to build strong businesses from the ground up, and to help them navigate crisis. This 8-module course was created in response to the global pandemic, COVID19, and will be free and accessible online to any small business statewide and beyond, and includes such topics as Financial Preparedness, Transmission of Diseases, Risk & Mitigation of Cyber Threats, Supply Chain Management, and much more.

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Get Connected with Dream Engineering (a 2 hour Orientation Workshop) the first steps to see if entrepreneurship is the right path. Offered 2 times per month in various locations / virtual.

$10 ($50 value) per attendee, taught in both English / Spanish. All classes available on-site or virtual.

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Enroll in Creative Framework (a 6 week accelerator covering start-up business basics).  $60/series ($250 Value) per attendee, includes a one year subscription to LivePlan. (business planning software, a workbook, additional online resources, one on one mentor / counselor) Scholarships available on a need-based criteria (application required)

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After completion of Creative Framework, participants will continue their training with ongoing mentor and counselor support. No cost to participants for one-on-one mentoring and counseling. 

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The IWBC hosts regular specialty sessions called Strategic Sessions and Network at Night. Each event has an educational focus on one of the pillars of growing and running a business.

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Turning Point, an accelerated mastermind for those in business for 2 or more years.  $60 ($300 value) an intense mastermind series for those in business for 2 or more years ​Scholarships available on a need-based criteria (application required)

YOU DESERVE FUNDING

Do you believe that? We do.

But sometimes it takes more than a visit to the bank to raise funding. Crowdfunding is the creative alternative many businesses need, whether you are an idea-stage startup, a home-based business or an established business looking to expand.

Crowdfunding connects businesses with their communities and helps businesses raise funding by sharing their story and vision. Think of it as old-fashioned barn raising using new digital tools.

The Idaho Women’s Business Center in partnership with Crowdfund Better is proud to launch Communities Connected, the first end-to-end crowdfunding education and training program to help Idaho businesses raise capital from their community using this new innovative tool.

To learn more or to get started with your training, please fill out the contact form below and a member of the IWBC team will contact you about next steps.

STEP 1

SIGN UP

STEP 2

TAKE ONLINE COURSE

STEP 3

DEVELOP STRATEGY & ROADMAP

STEP 4

MARKETING TRAINING & PREP

STEP 5

CAMPAIGN PAGE CREATION

STEP 6

LAUNCH CAMPAIGN

MENTORSHIP

ACADEMY

The Connect the Dots Mentorship Academy facilitates one-to-one mentoring relationships that connect small business owners (Mentees) with Mentors (experienced business owners, economic development professionals and valued volunteers) from around the state to assist in overcoming barriers of entrepreneurship. (Or just a friendly professional to bounce ideas) We believe that all women in business should sign up to have a mentor. Whether it is a one time phone call, coffee meeting, zoom, or a 90 day connecting program for a deeper dive, lasting professional relationships will transpire for the benefit of all who participate.  Join the Connect the Dots Mentorship Academy now to start developing personal and professional relationships with others across Idaho who can help you learn and grow.

Why Become a Mentor?
• DEVELOP your Strengths
• GROW your Passion for Entrepreneurship
• ADVANCE the Economic Impact
• GAIN professional Visibility

Why Become a Mentee?
• GROW your Network
• LEARN to overcome Challenges
• DEVELOP your Business Strategies
• EXPLORE news ways to Build your Business

One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. – John C. Maxwell