META (MicroEnterprise Training & Assistance) is a Boise-based nonprofit that specializes in the support needed to launch and grow local businesses through our microloan funds, one-on-one consulting, and business plan training courses.
At META, we specialize in supporting the small businesses and hopeful entrepreneurs in southwest Idaho. With programs emphasizing many of the different underserved populations of Idaho, we have resources, classes, and funding for just about everyone.
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The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity ranked Idaho as 12th among states with the highest rates of entrepreneurial activity, with 390 of 100,000 Idaho adults starting businesses each month in 2010.
Yet despite this, many hopeful entrepreneurs or business owners looking to expand struggle to secure financing. Sometimes this is due to education or language barriers, other times because a lack of or damaged credit history – but no matter the barrier, META is here to help.
Through our diverse loan funds ranging from $500 – $15,000, you may qualify for the financing needed to launch, stabilize, or expand your business. Financing, the right level of one-on-one business advice, business plan classes, and access to professional referrals will greatly increase the likelihood for ongoing and sustainable growth and success for your business.
In the last year, we approved and disbursed $137,000 in loans alongside ongoing business training and support, we supported 133 businesses in Southwest Idaho and ensured the future for 107 jobs. We’re doing our part to grow the local economy and create economic development in the communities in which our clients live.Learn more about our loans today!