Small Business Development Center

Contact Information

Regional Director: Barbara A. Leachman, MEd
Office: Clearwater Hall - 406 Main Street Lewiston
Phone: 208-792-2465

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at LCSC strives to improve Idaho Region II's economy by strengthening small businesses.  SBDCs form the most comprehensive small business educational network in the United States. Economic momentum is facilitated by helping businesses thrive and grow. The LCSC SBDC is staffed with Business Consultants and a Director.  Impacts are measured in the areas of small business: Capital Investment, Jobs Added, New Starts, and Sales Increases. Funding is provided by LCSC, the Idaho SBDC Network, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Services Provided

The SBDC at LCSC helps small business and potential entrepreneurs succeed and grow by offering:

  • Confidential, no-cost, business consulting and coaching
  • Business planning expertise, ideas, and honest feedback
  • Financial, feasibility, loan, and valuation analysis
  • Practical research and resources on starting-up, business essentials, raising capital, intellectual property, marketing, bookkeeping, website development, industry projections, and profitability
  • Training workshops for small business owners, bookkeepers, and managers
  • Connections for exporting, technology, regulations, and lean operations
  • Business student project coordination