Starting Your Business?

If you’re reading this, you are probably quite serious about starting your own business in the state of New Hampshire. You know you’ve got a good idea or maybe you just realize it’s time to fulfill a life-long dream.

This is a great starting place. Here you’ll find the basics, plus dozens of links to much more in-depth information and the resources you’ll need as you get further into planning and running your own business.

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The NH Small Business Development Center offers more than 20 online courses on topics such as starting and financing your business, management, marketing, social media for business, and starting a consulting business.

The courses are all free and available online 24 hours a day. Courses are 15 to 45 minutes long.

Starting a Business in NH

This course is the place to begin. It will give you an overview of what being a business owner is like, and provides links to forms, filings, and information necessary to get started on your venture. 

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Financing a Business in NH

Financing a Business in New Hampshire can help you think about where and how to find funds to start and grow your business.

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Here are some more sources of information on starting your business.  

SBA's 10 Steps to Start Your Business

SBA's Business Guide

NH SBDC's Evaluating Your Business Idea fill-in pdf

The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

In addition, NH SBDC offers one-on-one business advising to prospective and current business owners who have the intent to build their businesses. You can go to our locations page to find your region and fill out a Request for Services form.

Some quotes from clients starting and growing their businesses with help from an SBDC advisor.