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
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.”
Making chickens smile. That’s the goal of Tina and David Hickman, the proprietors of Luv Nest, a Milford, NH-based company that makes mixtures of organic nesting herbs for chickens. Yep, it’s like aromatherapy, and treats, for chickens.Read More
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
New Hampshire’s new company Popzup is experiencing what some call “a good problem to have.” The brand new business is going gangbusters in its earliest stages, having launched just in November 2015, and already the owners are scrambling to keep up with demand, while simultaneously moving into new quarters in Dover’s Washington Street Mills. Read More
You won’t find any sulfites, sorbates, preservatives, food colorings, fake flavors, or fruit concentrates in North Country Hard Cider, a year-old New Hampshire company based in Rollinsford. What you will find are apples and yeast. That’s it. Co-owner Silas Gordon says that’s because his chemist mother raised him right.Read More
Garland Mill Timberframes in Lancaster has been operating as a family business for something like 40 years, and that’s why the business advisors at the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center were originally consulted. Garland Mill's co-owners and cousins, Ben and Dana Southworth, had purchased the company from their fathers and, near the end of that process, had realized that they might need an exit plan for getting out of the business when their time came.Read More