If your business was not fully prepared to deal with the extraordinary challenges posed by COVID-19, you were not alone. Planning for disaster is no longer optional and there is a clear need for resiliency planning for the future. The SBDC has responded by teaming with UNH Extension to introduce the Resiliency Academy, which will kick off this fall with Planning for Resiliency, a free webinar on October 21 and October 27.Read More
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
“The goal of the Business Resiliency Survey was to better understand the challenges and needs of small businesses across the state so we can more effectively help them recover, reopen and become more resilient,” said Liz Gray, state director of the NH SBDC. “Fifty-six business organizations representing a wide range of industries, business associations and regions partnered with us to ensure we heard from as many businesses as possible.” Over all, 1,549 businesses in 172 cities and towns...Read More
We are thrilled to announce our summer 2020 Social Innovation Intern, Jordyn Kafka! Jordyn is a master’s student at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy. She will be advancing our Business Sustainability Program by helping small businesses engage in energy-efficient practices through new and curated resources. We look forward to working with Jordyn this summer, and extend a special thanks to Eversource and UNH’s Social Innovation Program for making this possible! 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
NH SBDC is pleased to announce Office Hours at 9 NEW locations. By going into more NH communities, SBDC hopes to expand our reach and connect with more Granite State businesses that need our support to launch a new venture or grow their existing business.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