We recently covered the best cities in Idaho for starting a small business, and I was surprised to see just how many places in Idaho are phenomenal cities for small businesses! Given that (hopefully) it's warming up soon, it's time to start getting out, hitting the downtowns, and shopping local.

To say it's been a crazy last few years is an understatement, and overall, small businesses were hit pretty hard. Supporting the small, local businesses in our area really goes a long way.

I’ve personally heard about many local businesses who have had to close their stores permanently in the Boise area, and that's the opposite of what we want. We hope for more, new, cool, and local businesses — opening their doors!

Keep scrolling for 5 of the best ways to support local businesses, and a complete list of 19 new and cool business that have opened this year in the Treasure Valley 👇

Small businesses are hugely impactful in and for our communities, and especially the local economy, so it’s important to help these small businesses rebuild, and more than just rebuild, let’s help em' thrive!

With this in mind, I created a list of 5 EASY things we can do to ensure we’re supporting local businesses in the Treasure Valley this year. And if you keep scrolling you'll see some other fun lists like...

  • 19 new and local business to check out
  • the top businesses Idahoans say they want from California
  • and more 👇

5 Sure Ways to Support Local Treasure Valley Businesses

Gallery Credit: Parker Kane

Businesses That Have Opened in the Boise Area in 2023

Each year we put together a running list of businesses that have opened in the Treasure Valley. This is the 2023 list. Did we miss one? Send us your tips HERE.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

10 Local Boise Area Restaurants So Good That We're Begging for a Second Location

It's hard to do food better than a restaurant born and raised right here in the Treasure Valley! The only draw back to some of those local favorites? There's only one location! These are a few that we think deserve a second location and a chance to grow!

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

7 Examples That Prove Idaho Wants To Be Like California

If you think Idaho wants nothing to do with California, Idahoans shared reasons with us that show otherwise.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

10 Boise Locals Turn Their Hobbies Into Side Hustles For Extra Income

Local Idahoans inspire us by turning simple hobbies they enjoy into a means for making money.

Gallery Credit: Stephanie Gull

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