Some potential small business owners come to NH SBDC with one business idea and it can be a pretty fuzzy one at that. With Marty Parichand, however, the advisor’s challenge was a little different. This client had an abundance of ideas combined with an abundance of energy, and the background and skills to back up his ambitious plans.
When Lynne Gruskowski and Andy Calnan of Massachusetts began looking for a B&B to run in Vermont, their journey eventually led them across a different border, to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and to Stewart Gates, an NH SBDC business advisor, whom they now call “our main man.”
When Brittany and Michael found the Chesterfield property for rent in late 2015, they knew it was the right choice for them. Its infrastructure was such that it could be economically feasible for them to start their CSA farm. Read More
When the family owners of Studley Flower Gardens of Rochester, New Hampshire started to feel the impact of the arrival of some area “big box” retailers in 2010, the company sought help from the business advisors of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center. Together, the Meulenbroeks of Studley Flower Gardens and NH SBDC Seacoast Regional Manager Warren Daniel worked on budgeting processes, setting goals for cost sales, developing a capital improvement budget, and creating a bonus...Read More
In a 2013 survey of small businesses across the country, New Hampshire has earned an A-plus overall rating. It ranked #3 in the nation for its overall small business friendliness, in the survey that examined issues such as easy of starting a business, ease of hiring, regulations, health and safety; employment, labor and hiring; tax codes; licensing; environmental and zoning. It ranked #2 for the ease of starting a new business in the state.Read More