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Success Story: Idaho

February 5, 2014

State: Idaho
Center: Idaho SBDC, Region V
Client Name: Straight Forward Auto Service

Gary Warren worked for years to build his reputation as a trustworthy mechanic in the city of Soda Springs in rural southeast Idaho. In early 2012, Gary decided to fulfill his long held desire of going into business for himself and owning his own repair shop.

With assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Gary’s market research showed he had the network to produce viable cash flow and secure ongoing clients. Yet finding funding for his new venture proved a challenge. (more…)