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HydroSide Systems — North Idaho Business Community Profile
North Idaho SBDC client HydroSide Systems is a patent-pending, award-winning hydroelectric irrigation system that revolutionizes traveling agricultural irrigation.
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES WON DBE GRANTS FROM THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WITH SBDC HELP
Procontours owner George Sobelman pivots business, sells $80,000 in face masks to Idaho businesses
Boise Business Accelerator member Procontours pivoted to keep its doors open and employees working while offering an in-demand product: face masks. When COVID-19 interfered with his unmanned air surveillance business, owner George Sobelman kept his contractors working by shifting to branded face masks. Sobelman sold approximately $80,000 worth of face masks to institutions and businesses across Idaho. He also tapped into PTAC to respond to $26 million worth of government face mask RFQs.
Idaho family business connects with Idaho SBDC to strategize exporting hay to the Middle East
The Idaho family-run business, Highland Hay, consulted with the Eastern Idaho SBDC on numerous occasions to troubleshoot exporting challenges. After multiple business consultations and additional SBDC resources, their goals of distributing alfalfa-based hay nationally and to the Middle East were eventually realized. Through the pandemic, the SBDC continued to provide guidance and support through mastermind mentoring meetings and trainings focused on business survival in a challenging economy.
The Idaho SBDC is wonderful. They helped me refine my idea, gave me a place to start and pointed me in the right direction. I don't think I could be anywhere near where I am right now without their help.
Andrew Little, Owner, Bikes and Beans
Advanced Ceramic Fibers (ACF) makes incredible technological strides, partners with the Navy
Eastern Idaho SBDC client Advanced Ceramic Fibers (ACF) has made incredible growth since launching several years ago. The innovative technology developed by company founder Dr. John E. Garnier has received SBIR Phase I and Phase II funding and has built a collaborative relationship with the Navy. They are now partnering to sell services generating revenue streams and have received numerous patents and awards, including the "Excellence in Business" award from the Idaho SBDC.
Idaho SBDC Clients Successfully Pivot Business as SBDC Provides Virtual Resources
Idaho SBDC offices continue to support clients navigating the pandemic. The State Office now offers statewide virtual resources and free webinars to address topics like PPP Loan Forgiveness. There have been 32 webinars with 2,485 attendees to date.
The Idaho SBDC in Lewiston made my business journey so much easier, and they still continue to help when need arises. Their free consulting services are very valuable and a lifelong resource. I couldn't have made it this far without them.
Jolene Ross, Owner, Twin Rivers Therapeutic Massage Academy