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
For a catering business, things were pretty grim in April. Nobody needs a caterer unless there’s a gathering. Executive Chef Jay Curcio and his wife, Liz, own and run The White Apron, serving the Seacoast area of New Hampshire out of Dover. “I’d feel a lot worse if it was just us,” he admitted back then. “But I just haven’t been able to wrap my head around this. I have no control. There’s nothing I can do except hang out and wait.”
By mid-July, however, Jay was able to say, “It looks like...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
Clean Energy NH promotes clean energy and technologies through education and advocacy for a stronger economic future. Michael Berhmann, Director of Business Development, shares the resources and opportunities for small businesses that Clean Energy NH offers in the Granite State and about CENH and SBDC's partnership around energy and NH businesses.Read More
It’s the usual story: Start racing go-carts at age 11, become a star NASCAR driver by your early twenties. Then open your very own used car dealership. Melissa Fifield launched her new business last summer, Pine Knoll Auto Sales in Sanbornville, NH on Route 16, with help from the NH SBDC.Read More
Sometimes the work of a small business advisor at the NH Small Business Development Center is to help entrepreneurs determine what not to do.
Ryan Lonergan runs Third Shift Fabrication in Plainfield out of his home. Business had picked up and he was running out of room and thought he would need to move the business. Instead, his business advisor helped him develop a better solution.
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