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About the Boise District Office

About the Boise District Office

About Our Office: 

The Boise Office helps small businesses succeed by aiding, counseling and assisting small business owners through the efforts of SBA and its resource partners. In conjunction with our partners we provide service in primarily three areas: financial assistance, management assistance and procurement assistance.

The office delivers SBA programs in 34 counties in southern Idaho and six counties in eastern Oregon. The ten northernmost counties in Idaho (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone), are served by the Spokane, Washington Branch Office.The ten northernmost counties in Idaho (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone), are served by the Spokane, Washington Branch Office.

Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through (SCORE) Counselors to America’s Small Business. Counseling is available on weekdays. Appointments can be made by calling 208-334-1696 in Boise or 208-523-1022 in Idaho Falls.

  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.

  • Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners.

  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.

  • If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans.