Is this the year you strike out on your own or get serious about planning to do so? Plan now to make the transition into entrepreneurship, perhaps becoming an employer in the long run. In fact, that’s your first step: Planning! Let's look at the three planning phases you might consider. Read More
The NH SBDC recently received $20,000 in support from the Citizens Bank Foundation. The funds aid in the development of management advising and educational tools for NH SBDC’s new Business Improvement Program and for the expert one-on-one advising that helps business owners produce profitability by using the new tools.Read More
Starting in early 2016, our resource partners and funders around the state can help their constituents take advantage of these free courses by participating in our new e-Learning Partner Program. Read More
Nancy DuBosque joined the NH SBDC advising team July 6 as the Keene Regional Manager based at Keene State College.
Nancy is a former executive director of the NH Rural Development Council. She has served the Northern New England small business community for over twenty years as a lender, consultant, regional planner and teacher. Her industry sector experience ranges from small scale agriculture and light manufacturing to tourism, service and retail. She can assist business owners with...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
Scott and Karen Logan, owners of The Blue Mermaid Island Grill in Portsmouth, first approached NH SBDC for help with their small business back in 2004, when the construction of a new hotel in town threatened to disrupt their business. “We felt as if we were going to be consumed by the two-year project and needed to protect our biggest assets, the restaurant and the building,” Scott said.Read More
Sharon DiRusso, founder of Sharon’s Granola, has worked with an NH SBDC business advisor since late 2013, when an upsurge in her home-based business caused her to seek help. Sharon creates granola bars and snacks that are gluten-free, vegan and organically sweetened, and she is currently selling them in several stores throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.Read More
Sue and David McCoo of Capital Craftsman and Romance Jewelers in downtown Concord first sought advice from the NH SBDC back in 1996, though they had founded their business in 1979. In the mid-1990s, they thought they might have to close their business and liquidate their merchandise. However, after implementing the advice of Bob Ebberson of the NH SBDC, they chugged along nicely and currently employ 15 full-time staff.Read More