Success Stories

My Architect, LLC

My Architect, LLC
Tim Lynch
Lewiston, Idaho

Tim Lynch, owner of My Architect in Lewiston, realized early on that in order to be successful, he needed business training.  In 2006, he became a consulting client of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) and enrolled in their 12 week business planning course, NxLeveL.  The consultants at the Lewiston SBDC helped Tim with pricing, projections, marketing and market research.  Tim opened his office in downtown Lewiston in October of 2007, and he has remained an SBDC client, attending various business workshops.   Tim has participated in Human Resource and Marketing student projects, and most recently hired a LCSC student intern to assist with bookkeeping.

With the help of the SBDC, I did not become part of the statistics of 50% of businesses that fail during their first five years.

Tim stated, “Starting a new business requires a tremendous amount of hard work.  Without the services and resources of the SBDC, this hard work would have been for nothing.  NxLeveL was critical to getting me off on the right foot.  It helped me craft a mission statement, develop a business plan, discover the ‘hidden’ costs of running a business and how to avoid common pitfalls.  I’m happy to say that with the help of the SBDC, I did not become part of the statistics of 50% of business that fail during their first 5 years.”

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Idaho SBDC Success Story 2014