The IWBC is Here to Help

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. 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. Below 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. (for staff emails see “Meet the Team” page under the About tab. You can also locate our IWBC Advisory Board Council on the Directory.

Health and Safety is a top priority in social distancing to stop the potential spread of the Coronavirus. We are taking the most precautionary measures of suspending all in-person classes and events. That said, we have not cancelled any training or workshop events and have gone to a 100% virtual environment utilizing zoom. Please follow new events on our Facebook page and our website. Call us if you need assistance in getting the zoom app downloaded on your phone, laptop or home computer. (208)996-1570 or email Info@IdahoWomen.Org

We will continue to host one on one consultations with our staff to serve you, identify your concerns, and connect you with available resources. To schedule a one on one meeting via phone or Zoom, please email to request an appointment. We have 3 Economic Development Directors on our Advisory Board who will additionally assist with counseling. We want to hear from you . Please take a few minutes to fill out this assessment survey. Knowing the extent of the struggle will be important in our efforts to utilize federal and state resources. CLICK HERE to schedule a counseling appointment.

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

Paycheck Protection Program

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

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This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

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SBA Express Bridge Loan

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

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SVO Grant Program

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program provides emergency assistance for eligible venues.

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SBA Debt Relief

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Funding Options
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Local Assistance
Join the SBA’s Relief Efforts
SBA Products and Resources
Government Contracting

Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Idaho SBDC business advisors are available to provide information and technical assistance on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and to help you navigate the economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

Small Business Administration Idaho Offices
There are several SBA offices in Idaho which offer many small business loan and assistance programs and are currently helping small businesses understand how to access and apply for the capital they need.