Rich Grogan has served as the State Director since April 2015, after joining the NH SBDC in 2012 as Keene Regional Manager. He believes in the power of small businesses to create and sustain a healthy and diverse economy, and enjoys working with New Hampshire’s amazingly talented entrepreneurs toward that goal.
The 2017 NH Small Business Matchmaker, scheduled for Friday, December 1 at Manchester Community College, is shaping up to be a successful day both for small businesses looking for government contracts and for exhibitors.
An annual event, the Matchmaker brings small businesses together with prime contractors and federal agencies. There is time to meet for a few minutes with targeted companies and agencies that are looking for small businesses with appropriate services or products that will fulfill their government contracts.
Electrical contracting is booming in New Hampshire’s recovering economy, so one can’t complain, but the resulting fast-paced growth for Tammie and Troy Mahoney's business sent them looking for help last year.
Does your company have a project that you have been wishing that you had time to work on, or that you need some expertise to complete?
The UNH Paul College Honors Consulting Project may have your solution. The Consulting Project sets up cross-disciplinary teams of students from areas such as Economics, Finance, Marketing, Analytics and Accounting to work together to address a problem or project for a NH small business. Using their varying perspectives, they will collaborate to design a better solution and provide a customized, high quality result for the business.
In the land of small business, owners are often the jack-of-all-trades: business planner; financial, employee and operations manager; sales staff and marketing director. This do-it-yourself (DIY) tactic can be very effective most of the time and can save working capital for inventory, wages, and other overhead costs.
When therapist Allison Carey wondered if she should open her own private practice, she knew that her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University in Keene was serving her well. What she didn’t have at that point was training in business management.