Protecting Public Health and the Environment.
Environmental regulations affect all businesses, large and small. However, as a small business owner, you face a variety of unique challenges in running your business. Most of the time you are wearing multiple hats, handling roles that in larger businesses are done by one person or whole departments. In addition to the day-to-day operations of your company, you also have to worry about regulations that can be difficult to understand and complex to follow. Studies have shown that small businesses can spend up to twice as much to comply with environmental regulations as larger businesses.
Fortunately, following environmental rules can make your business more efficient and save you money. Perhaps most importantly, environmental compliance is good for Idaho's environment and future generations. In short, it's a win-win situation for Idaho residents and businesses alike.
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Through a partnership between DEQ and the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a wide range of environmental assistance is available to small businesses throughout Idaho. The Environmental Solutions Program provides a "one-stop shop" where small businesses can obtain free, confidential environmental assistance in addition to tax, labor, and other advice provided by the Idaho SBDC.
Help is available by phone, email, or appointment to answer questions, solve problems, and provide guidance on a one-to-one basis on environmental issues and regulations and pollution prevention opportunities.
You can receive assistance with:
If you need individual attention, a consultant will visit your facility and review your operations in detail.
A variety of affordable workshops, conferences, and special events are available and are designed to teach practical, hands-on environmental management skills.
Environmental Assistance CoordinatorJoan MeitlIdaho Small Business Development CenterBoise State University1910 University DriveBoise, ID 83725-1655(208) 426-1839JoanMeitl@boisestate.edu
Idaho Small Business Development Center Environmental Solutions Program
U.S. EPA Small Business Gateway