Great communities in New Hampshire have a few things in common; at the top of this list is having accessibility to high quality foods, fresh produce, meats and groceries. As an industry, grocery stores operate on tight profit margins. With the help of the NH Grocers Association, the Small Business Development Center Business Sustainability Program has delivered the Grocery Stewardship Certification Program to 14 NH grocers across the state.Read More
After a national search New Hampshire long-time resident and University of New Hampshire alumna Elizabeth Gray was selected to lead the Small Business Development Center as state director, effective July 16, 2018. Read More
Governor Chris Sununu has proclaimed March 21, 2018 as SBDC Day in New Hampshire. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share collectively the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide. Read More
“Nancy was able to help us project out our budget—could we really do all this with the resources we had?—and we planned to accept whatever answer she gave us,” Valerie Piedmont of Green Energy Options, an alternative energy business based in Keene and which she runs with her husband, Pablo Fleischmann, said. “Her help, the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene, the community’s involvement, and the Savings Bank of Walpole just really all worked together, with a feeling that we were all in this together...Read More
Electrical contracting is booming in New Hampshire’s recovering economy, so one can’t complain, but the resulting fast-paced growth for Tammie and Troy Mahoney's business sent them looking for help last year.Read More
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