Small Business Support
Built in Idaho: A community of entrepreneurs, creatives, business leaders and investors driving Idaho’s business ecosystem into the future. Features resources for small businesses and startups, including Idaho deal flow reports, business valuation tools, and more.
Idaho Commerce: The lead economic development agency for the State of Idaho fosters a business-friendly environment to aid in job creation, support existing companies, strengthen communities and market Idaho.
Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Promotes the integration advancement and economic growth of Idaho Hispanic businesses.
Idaho Small Business Development Center: Consultants are available to work with your business, answering questions, providing resources, and advocating for your business.
Idaho Women's Business Center: Serves all women, cultures and communities in achieving their educational, professional and entrepreneurial goals.
U.S. Small Business Administration: SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
Ebooks and Audiobooks
Business Source Premier
Find content from journals covering all areas of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Includes company profiles with SWOT analyses.
Foundation Directory Online
Tap into an ever-growing database of 156,000+ grantmakers and 15 million+ grants, and unlock new funders and funder insights. Click on the logo to access the directory, available on-site at Cherry Lane only.
Gale Business: Demographics Now
Gale Business: Plan Builder
Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in their state for serious legal matters.
Idaho Commerce Gem State Prospector
Idaho Department of Labor
Search for jobs throughout the state, apply for unemployment insurance, and find veterans services.
Learning Express Library
LiLI provides free access to numerous research resources for all Idaho citizens. Explore subjects for academic research, business, and skill building, as well as plenty of content for kids. New learning resources are added often. Login by entering your Idaho zip code and city.
Live Better Idaho
The Live Better Idaho (LBI) website helps Idahoans seek, find, and access services from providers who offer those services. LBI's goal is for visitors to quickly and easily find information they need about a service and learn how to receive that service, within three mouse clicks.
Next Steps Idaho
Whether you are at a career crossroads, in high school, or at a time in your life when you simply want to try something new, the tools, tips, and information on Next Steps Idaho can help you to take action, bringing you closer to the life you want to lead.
Small Business Reference Center
Information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, help and advice, and information for creating business plans.