Client profile: Mont Vernon General Store

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November 10, 2014

NH SBDC is celebrating its 30th anniversary by highlighting just some of the many small business clients we've had over the years.

Dan Bellemore
Dan Bellemore, whose store recently became a focal point in cheering on a Mont Vernon local as he competed in American Idol

Dan Bellemore is the new owner of the Mont Vernon General Store, which offers everyday supplies and almost anything else a person could want. The store does gift baskets filled with local products such as jams, jewelry and local wines and Dan hopes to expand those options. Fresh deli sandwiches are also on the menu, as well as your usual General Store products.

Dan says a major goal in running the store is to be part of the local community and supporting the small town pride of Mont Vernon. Dan had a longtime dream of owning a general store and had looked at a few before finding his perfect location in Mont Vernon last year. NH SBDC business advisor Andrea O’Brien helped Dan determine the business’s valuation, and to establish his cash flow projections and develop a business plan. He currently employs 7 at the store and its existence there has reinvigorated the town center.