Employee Stock Ownership Plans, known as ESOPs, is a business development strategy which elevates vested employees to employee owners. Employees of ESOP-owned companies demonstrate higher productivity, engagement, satisfaction, and retention than workers at non-ESOP companies. ESOP-owned companies receive tax benefits and reap strong profits.
This introduction is the first in a series of blog articles about ESOPs by Alexandra Kirade, a Master's student at UNH's Carsey School of...Read More
Did you know that small- and medium-size businesses consumed about 20 percent of the country’s energy in 2019?
If you're a business owner, energy efficiency may not be at the top of your “to-do” list fo 2020. However, thanks to the partnership between the NH Small Business Development Center and Eversource, you have an energy management team at your side. With several resources available to help small and mid-size businesses cut energy use and save money, you can easily cross energy...Read More
It’s the usual story: Start racing go-carts at age 11, become a star NASCAR driver by your early twenties. Then open your very own used car dealership. Melissa Fifield launched her new business last summer, Pine Knoll Auto Sales in Sanbornville, NH on Route 16, with help from the NH SBDC.Read More
The average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes. Most of that energy consumption comes from lighting, followed by cooling, then computers. Today, thanks to the new NH Small Business Development Center and Eversource partnership, small and mid-size businesses across the state have enhanced access to energy efficiency resources, technical assistance, and energy expertise. Read More
Mark toussaint has helped businesses improve their efficiency throughout NH for 20 years, the last twelve as an Eversource Energy Efficiency Consultant. The NH SBDC works closely with energy consultants like Mark, to ensure that NH businesses have all the resources they need to consider, assess and implement their efficiency projects. Read More
In 2017, Daryl Dawson purchased a Lakes Region landmark, the Kellerhaus, in Laconia. Daryl decided that pursuing energy efficiency was a great way to bring the Kellerhaus up-to-date and improve his bottom line, so he reached out to Andrea O'Brien, director of NH SBDC's Business Sustainability Program, for help.Read More
Did you know that the NHCLF provides flexible capital and customized technical assistance for NH businesses? Liz Short, Director, Business Finance, NH Community Loan Fund, answers questions about NHCLF and its programs for business owners in NH.Read More
Sara Laroux hoped to run her own veterinary clinic one day. In 2014 her dream became a reality when she took over the Tilton Veterinary Hospital. Financing such an endeavor took some creativity, Sara said, and a lot of players.Read More