Liz Gray

Liz Gray joined the NH SBDC as State Director in July of 2018. Prior to this, she served as director of entrepreneurship at the N.H. Business Finance Authority. She established Live Free and Start, an initiative to make New Hampshire an even better place for innovative companies to be able to start, grow and succeed. She held the position of economic development business services manager at the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development, and has extensive experience within the political community of New Hampshire.

Lighting up Laconia's Vista Foods

Vista Foods in Laconia, New Hampshire, has been a vital community member for more than a decade.  Grocery stores are often a cornerstone of a community, going year to year without much change.  However, this past spring, store manager Bob Fitzpatrick and Associated Grocers of New England’s (AGNE) general manager Tim Merrill realized that Vista Foods was ready for some changes.

Help for the sole proprietor:  preparing and filing taxes

Are you a sole proprietor or would-be entrepreneur and befuddled by all of the tax law changes?  Are you concerned that you will have large filing fees as you get your business off the ground?

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites can help by preparing a return with a Schedule C (self-employment income) for sole proprietors whose businesses show a profit, have less than $25,000 in expenses, and have no employees, depreciation or inventory.  The schedule is attached to the Form 1040, the basic personal tax return.

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Honors students partner with businesses to create solutions

UNH Paul College Honors Consulting Project

The Paul College Honors Consulting Project is designed to broaden perspectives and build bridges to the New Hampshire small business community. In partnership with the NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC), over the course of a semester, our Paul College Honors students engage with NH businesses to solve unique, real world problems.