How To Start A Business In Idaho
Entrepreneurship in Idaho
The people of Idaho have invented some pretty important things, for example in 1927 Philo T invented the first T.V., an invention that dramatically impacted the 20th century. It's no wonder so many great entrepreneurs have come from Idaho.
With people like Joe Albertson (founder of Albertson grocery store), and Horace Chesbro (Founder of Teton Guitars) to look up to, the people of Idaho love to lead entrepreneurial teams that change the world.
Home to the luxurious Sun Valley Ski Resort, and producer of a third of the nation's potatoes, the gem state is a great place to start your small business.
Registering Your Business
Registering your business is one of the first steps to success.
And with Idaho’s 100 dollar fee for starting an LLC, it's important you get it right.
Decide what kind of model is right for you (LLP, LLC, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship). Most small businesses start with an LLC. If you’d like an LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp done for you, we’d be happy to do that on your behalf.
Before you start your business, look around to understand the market in Idaho.
With an abundance of rich natural resources, Idaho has a ton of business potential.
According to TaxFoundation.org, Idaho ranks an awesome third in the sales tax rank and 20th in the overall tax rank.
Another good way to understand Idaho’s market is to visit your local Chambers of Commerce.
You can use your local chamber of commerce to identify opportunities and threats in your local community. It’s a great way to get started on the bottom 2 quadrants of your SWOT analysis.
We’d recommend looking through it and identifying competitors in your industry, and identify the points of parity you need to live up to, and how to better leverage your points of differentiation.
Idaho is full of hard working people that can be amazing assets to your company.
Unemployment rate in Idaho:
Information from Idaho.gov
Average annual salary in Idaho:
28.11 dollars an hour
Information from Zip Recruiter
Education levels for residents of 25 and older:
High school degree or higher:
Bachelor degree or higher:
Information from World Population Review
Price index yearly growth: 32%
Medium house price: 212,300 dollars
National average house price: 269,039 dollars
Idaho is a unique place to start a business. We hope that the resources and points we brought up here will help you start a business there.
If you’d like to dive deeper into how to start a business, check out our much longer article How To Start A Business. Use both of them to get started on the right foot from day one.
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