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September 9, 2016, Boise, Idaho – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrates success with Downtown Boise’s City Peanut.

City Peanut Shop is a fixture in the heart of downtown Boise and has been instrumental in helping build the food community in the city.  Owner, Dan Balluff, has established a great relationship with the expanding number of craft breweries and his product is placed in many of the eateries around town.  As Dan would say, his future looks Nut-tastic! The company has worked closely with the SBDC since 2014 to become a Boise success story.

Dan opened for business in 2009, right in the middle of the recession.   While he dealt with many of the challenges that come with starting a business, he persevered and his tasty products, superb customer service and collaboration in the business community has helped him grow his retail and wholesale business.  With this growth came complexity and Dan reached out to the SBDC for advice and guidance.

Since working with the SBDC, Dan has been able to get one-on-one consulting as well as legal assistance, help in defining a channel strategy for his tasty snacks, and networking opportunities. “In addition to the breadth of services and knowledge the SBDC has to offer, I found the structure, discipline and accountability that came with working with my counselor to be of great value.  He keeps me on track, grounded and focused on the critical issues. “ says Balluff.

About City Peanut

City Peanut Shop handcrafts, small batches of peanuts, tree nuts and healthy snack mixes and uniquely flavors them with natural sweet, spicy and savory ingredients.  Customers who come into City Peanut in downtown Boise have a fun and tasty experience.  City Peanut products are on the menu at Boise’s best restaurants, at local breweries and on the shelves of the Boise Co-op and Whole Foods.   They were a Boise Small Business of the Year finalist in 2015. For more information, visit his website at:

About the SBDC

The Idaho SBDC offers local businesses no cost, confidential, professional one-on-one consulting. The organization exists to help businesses grow and thrive in Idaho. With six office locations throughout the state, each affiliated with one of Idaho’s colleges or universities, the Idaho SBDC is uniquely positioned to serve as a focal point for linking together our partners from higher education, the private business community, and federal, state and local government. More information can be fond at