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
On Wednesday, December 4th the SBDC officially launched its latest eLearning Course, "Finding Your Export Markets", with its Advisory Board, partners UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the NH Dept. of Resources & Economic Development, and the Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The course was created with funds from the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.Read More
Rich Grogan joined the NH SBDC in September 2012 as Keene Regional Manager. A native of Winston-Salem, NC, he comes from an entrepreneurial family which is evident in his passion for small business. Rich comes to the NH SBDC with a diverse background in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, marketing, banking, higher education, and public administration. Read More
NH Small Business Development Center announces the appointment of Adria Bagshaw, Vice President, W.H. Bagshaw Company, as Chair of the NH SBDC Advisory Board. Bagshaw has served on the Advisory Board for four years.Read More
The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, an outreach program of the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, has launched a new online course for entrepreneurs seeking guidance on how to finance a New Hampshire business. The course is the latest addition to the center’s broad offering of free online resources available to entrepreneurs.Read More