Starting in early 2016, our resource partners and funders around the state can help their constituents take advantage of these free courses by participating in our new e-Learning Partner Program. Read More
Doing business with local, state and federal governments is one way to ensure a steady stream of business income and expansion. But, how can you get started? Start now to brush up on government contracting by reviewing the resources below, then plan to attend an upcoming “Matchmaker” event December 4. Details are still be worked out, so watch this space for more information.Read More
Nancy DuBosque joined the NH SBDC advising team July 6 as the Keene Regional Manager based at Keene State College.
Nancy is a former executive director of the NH Rural Development Council. She has served the Northern New England small business community for over twenty years as a lender, consultant, regional planner and teacher. Her industry sector experience ranges from small scale agriculture and light manufacturing to tourism, service and retail. She can assist business owners with...Read More
Sometimes, when the right opportunity presents itself, people are able to pay for goods and services they need or want by trading goods, or providing a service that they can perform in return. For example, a person who owns a lawn maintenance company may receive legal services from an attorney and pay for those services by providing an agreed upon amount of mowing and maintenance services at the attorney’s home or place of business. In this scenario, the fair market value of the legal services...Read More
The number of women-owned businesses in the United States continues to increase at rates that exceed the national average growth rate among all businesses, according to this latest report from American Express OPEN. However, those women-owned businesses remain smaller than the average in terms of number of employees. Of the 9.1 million women-owned firms operating in the U.S. today, 7.9 million people are employed. This is always confusing, because they don’t include owners as employees. Maybe...Read More
Hollis McGuire, Nashua Regional Director of the NH SBDC, talks with guest host Jon DiPietro on Girard at Large. McGuire described the SBDC and its mission to assist NH businesses. Eighty percent of the businesses SBDC has counseled are successful. They also discussed the obstacles facing start-up businesses and McGuire addressed some of the regulatory and tax burdens that impede startups. Read More
The idea of starting your own business is both exhilarating and daunting.
If you succeed, starting your own business gives you an opportunity to realize your own personal vision rather than the vision of an existing company and you benefit directly from your hard work.
But success is far from a guarantee. Fifty percent of new businesses fail in their first year and by the fifth year six in 10 businesses go under.Read More