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Miller to retire from Idaho Small Business Development Center

Steve Miller, Idaho Small Business Development Center, photo by Priscilla Grover

Steven Miller, regional director for the College of Business and Economics’ Small Business Development Center, has announced his retirement. Miller began his career with the Idaho SBDC in August 2013 as a part-time business consultant. Holding a degree in business from the University of Montana and a master of business administration from Boise State, Miller used his extensive education to make an impact on SBDC clients in the Treasure Valley. He was eventually promoted to regional director for the Southwest Idaho SBDC.

Prior to joining the SBDC, Miller had been in retirement after careers in banking, as well as finance and marketing at Hewlett Packard. Six months after retiring, he felt compelled to rejoin Boise’s workforce and find something to occupy his time and utilize his skills. Discovering the Idaho SBDC, Miller said he found his passion in helping small businesses succeed, and he never looked back. He will be celebrating his second retirement this September.

Miller reflected on his time with the SBDC.

“I really enjoyed meeting all the people and the challenge that all of their disparate business models and issues presented,” he said. “Although I was not always successful, it was very gratifying when I was able to help them in some way. I also thoroughly enjoyed working with my team at the SBDC and will miss them dearly.”

While Miller excelled in the challenging role of regional director, he said he is happy to embrace a slower pace in retirement.

“I am looking forward to spending my days in the mountains in search of elk and deer and relaxing in my cabin unbeholden to a calendar or schedule.”