Pathway to Micro

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Create your own pathway to success
with NH SBDC’s Pathway to Micro program!

Entrepreneurship is an alternative to fulltime employment that can offer you independence and flexibility. Starting a small business may sound daunting, but SBDC has a team of business advisors and educational resources to help you get started.

The Pathway to Micro program offers unemployed or under-employed individuals the opportunity to launch a micro business (1-5 employees) of their own. Participants get confidential, highly individualized business assistance at no cost. Specialized education is offered through the Micro Business Collaborative.

Pathway to Micro Eligibility

  • Unemployed individuals*.
  • Under-employed individuals. People who are working part-time but want full-time employment or those with a job that does not fully use their existing skills, experience and education.

SBDC can help you create your pathway to success.

There is no one blueprint for owning a small business. Whether you’re an artist, a landscaper, an aspiring consultant or an HVAC expert, SBDC advisors can help you achieve your dream of starting a business. Also, SBDC offers dozens of eCourses and webinars focused on starting and managing a business.


Carol Robidoux_Manchester Ink Link

It's hard to think of a business more essential in terms of communicating vital news and information to the public. SBDC made it all seem possible. At SBDC, there was always someone I could reach out to.  It was like a trust walk with SBDC that I was on the right path.

- Carol Robidoux, Manchester Ink Link
Manchester, NH

How do I get started?

Contact Ben Dion, SBDC's Program Coordinator, at to be paired with a certified business advisor.

*If you are unemployed and receiving NH unemployment benefits, you may be eligible for Pathway to Work, a partnership program between SBDC and NH Employment Security.