Shortly after starting a conversation with Peter Doten, you’re quite likely to be lost in a forest of acronyms that you may or may not be able to see your way through. That doesn’t matter. Peter knows what he’s talking about and is growing his software development and consulting firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
“I’m a small business. Hackers won’t target me.” Many small businesses may think they are immune from cyber attacks and data breaches because the payoff for criminals isn’t lucrative enough. On the contrary, small businesses should be more concerned than big businesses when it comes to cyber risks.Read More
Simply put, we help women start and grow their business. Our mission is to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial Independence.Read More
While still working as a civilian with the Air Force in Portsmouth, Chris Guerrette purchased the beloved Durham shop, The Candy Bar. After two years of tremendous growth there, he began to envision opening a second store. NH SBDC business advisor Warren Daniel had worked with the previous owner of The Candy Bar, and with many other businesses in the Durham area, Chris said. “That made him the obvious connection to work with on my idea.”Read More
Great communities in New Hampshire have a few things in common; at the top of this list is having accessibility to high quality foods, fresh produce, meats and groceries. As an industry, grocery stores operate on tight profit margins. With the help of the NH Grocers Association, the Small Business Development Center Business Sustainability Program has delivered the Grocery Stewardship Certification Program to 14 NH grocers across the state.Read More
Mark Mortensen of Hampton, New Hampshire, studies the equivalent of a master’s degree worth of information each year in his research for the telecommunications industry. He’s also had a full career in telecom and software start-ups, back to the days before anyone understood software. He knows a lot. But what he didn’t know was how to start and run a one-person company. That’s how he found business advisor David Boynton at the NH SBDC.Read More
Just two years ago, Deb Shinnlinger was on track to open a coffee shop—a longtime dream of hers—in an entirely different town than the one she finds her thriving business in today. She counts herself extremely lucky, instead, to have found her ideal location at what was once Roy’s Auto Service in downtown Lebanon, New Hampshire—so lucky, in fact, that it became part of the name: Lucky’s Coffee Garage.Read More