Each year, 3,000 small businesses in approximately 200 New Hampshire communities benefit from the advising and educational programs offered by the NH SBDC.
NH SBDC is the leading resource for business advising and education for small to medium businesses in the Granite State. Our team of certified business advisors provides highly individualized, confidential advising at no charge to NH enterprises. With over 110 years of management advising experience amongst the staff, we stand ready to support your company at every stage of growth. Whether you’re just getting started, seeking capital, bringing new products to market, or improving operations, we can work with you to help you achieve your goals.
NH SBDC offers over 20 courses online to help entrepreneurs learn about starting and building their businesses. Topics include marketing, finance, customer service and management. In 2018, individuals took 1,347 e-courses, and over 14,500 courses have been taken since 2008. In addition to our eLearning opportunities, NH SBDC’s online Resource Center hosts useful business templates, articles and links.
Over the past 35 years, NH SBDC has advised or trained more than 96,000 New Hampshire entrepreneurs, helping them to start over 2,000 businesses and create more than 7,500 jobs..
According to America’s SBDC’s economist Dr. James Chrisman, after 5 years, 80% of SBDC-counseled businesses are still in business compared to the 44% survival rate of non-assisted businesses.
Client companies come from all sectors seeking advice on financing, improving operations, business sustainability best practices, bringing new products to market, and where to start in launching a new business or purchasing an existing one. The NH SBDC’s services are offered in regional offices and satellite locations by certified business advisors who provide one-on-one long-term management advising to small businesses at no cost to the client. SBDC business advisors are experienced business owners and managers and are certified through the New England SBDC Professional Development Program. We offer free online courses in our e-Learning for Entrepreneurs program, resources and tools in our Resource Center, and environmental management advising and education through the Business Sustainability Program.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the NH SBDC is an outreach program of the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and a cooperative venture of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the University of New Hampshire, and the private sector. A part of 63 SBDC programs nationwide, the NH SBDC was fully accredited in 2015 by the Association of Small Business Development Centers.