The idea of starting your own business is both exhilarating and daunting.
If you succeed, starting your own business gives you an opportunity to realize your own personal vision rather than the vision of an existing company and you benefit directly from your hard work.
But success is far from a guarantee. Fifty percent of new businesses fail in their first year and by the fifth year six in 10 businesses go under.Read More
On Wednesday, December 4th the SBDC officially launched its latest eLearning Course, "Finding Your Export Markets", with its Advisory Board, partners UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the NH Dept. of Resources & Economic Development, and the Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The course was created with funds from the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.Read More
In a 2013 survey of small businesses across the country, New Hampshire has earned an A-plus overall rating. It ranked #3 in the nation for its overall small business friendliness, in the survey that examined issues such as easy of starting a business, ease of hiring, regulations, health and safety; employment, labor and hiring; tax codes; licensing; environmental and zoning. It ranked #2 for the ease of starting a new business in the state.Read More
Rich Grogan joined the NH SBDC in September 2012 as Keene Regional Manager. A native of Winston-Salem, NC, he comes from an entrepreneurial family which is evident in his passion for small business. Rich comes to the NH SBDC with a diverse background in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, marketing, banking, higher education, and public administration. Read More
NH Small Business Development Center announces the appointment of Adria Bagshaw, Vice President, W.H. Bagshaw Company, as Chair of the NH SBDC Advisory Board. Bagshaw has served on the Advisory Board for four years.Read More
The Small Business Administration has recognized Turbocam International in Barrington as the New Hampshire Small Business Exporter of the Year.
Of the $68 million that Turbocam brought in last year, 70 percent came directly or indirectly through exporting. Indirect exporting occurs when the company sells components to another company to build items, which then get exported.Read More
Van Berkum Nursery grows over 800 varieties of perennials: natives, shade plants, plants for groundcover and meadows, as well as hard-to-find varieties.
The Van Berkums write:
"We are located in a park-like setting in Deerfield and sell to garden centers and landscapers throughout New England. We have worked very hard over the years to maintain the family feel of the nursery, and pride ourselves on our many long term employees.Read More
The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, an outreach program of the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, has launched a new online course for entrepreneurs seeking guidance on how to finance a New Hampshire business. The course is the latest addition to the center’s broad offering of free online resources available to entrepreneurs.Read More
We're interested in the background to why you went into business in the first place and how you're feeling about your business today. Would you take a moment to fill out this 4-question survey? Your answers will be anonymous and we'll summarize them here on Coffee Break Chat in the near future.Read More