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
Richard Tango-Lowy of Dancing Lion Chocolate in Manchester says it would be “just silly” for anyone already operating a small business or thinking of starting one to not take advantage of the resources available through the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center.Read More
Fast growth is the name of the game at Excell Mobile Distributors of Nashua. Providing mobile devices is a fast-moving business, with new models being released every six months. The company sells consumer electronics, including phones and tablets, to businesses in the U.S. and abroad, and direct to consumers online. This fast growth accounts for Excell Mobile also being named the #1 fastest-growing company in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.Read More
Cheryl Dean’s beauty product sales business, Atlantic Salon Resource, is supporting her and her family and is now poised to grow, a relief for this single mom who became unemployed in early 2014. Read More
Cindy and Tom Hyland were casting about last year for a business to run together as they lived out the second act of their lives in the White Mountains. Tom had worked at Loon Mountain for 30 years and Cindy worked in health care for 20 years. “We figured if we were going to work this hard, we were going to do it for ourselves,” Cindy explains.
When fate put the couple in touch with a long-time business owner in the region who was interested in selling his Great American Ski Renting Company...Read More
While the state was battling epic snowstorms, Magdalena Randall was busy setting up a retail bakery site in downtown Lancaster. Her Polish Princess Bakery had outgrown her family home after three years of providing artisan breads and other baked goods to the region. Magdalena got her start 6 years ago when she brought her first 18 loaves to the Lancaster Farmer’s Market and they quickly sold out. She added the Berlin Farmer’s Market after that success.Read More
When three men decided to take their combined medical device expertise and strike out on their own, they discovered a bit of a learning curve was involved. Starting from scratch was a bit different than working for somebody else, it turns out.
Paul Fueller, Tom Gannon and Jim Booker together turned to Hollis McGuire of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center in their desire to start a medical device design and manufacturing firm. She, in turn, connected them to many more...Read More
From the earliest days of the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship in Keene, back when it was “just” the Hannah Grimes Marketplace, it has partnered with the Keene office of the NH Small Business Development Center. The two organizations staged workshops and events together starting in the late 1990s, and today share clients and bounce ideas off one another, according to Hannah Grimes director Mary Ann Kristiansen.Read More
Dave Boynton and Josh Henry, co-owners of Dover’s 7th Settlement Brewery, worked with NH SBDC business advisor Warren Daniel for about year before opening in 2013, and that relationship continues to this day.
The brew pub “nearly” broke even in its first fiscal year – no small feat for this industry –and its owners are now eyeing another brewery in Massachusetts in which they are secondary partners. Ultimately the two entities will work together to experience some efficiencies of scale.Read More