Are you Starting a business? Growing your business? Do you need help with your business plan or are looking for financing? Is developing your workforce a challenge or have you considered succession planning? Did you know there are local business advisors available to assist you at no cost?
We see, first hand, the challenges local businesses have when looking to sustain and grow their businesses. We have learned that “normal” can change quickly and with the support of each other we can weather the storm. We’re happy to help connect you to local business advisors and resources so your business can stay in business.
The Division of Economic Development is committed to helping businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper in New Hampshire. In many cases, programs offered are free, or low cost.
Responsive and experienced, our team works extensively with businesses and manufacturers around the state to ensure they have information about how to access specialty markets, such as those overseas and within state and federal government agencies.
Once these companies expand, other programs are available to make sure their workforce is ready to meet these new challenges. Our services include ways to:
- Access global markets with business and technical assistance through the Office of International Commerce;
- Bid on and win government contracts with local, state and federal agencies through the New Hampshire Procurement and Technical Assistance Program;
- Maintain a trained and competitive workforce through the Office of Workforce Opportunity.
- The Division of Economic Development provides assistance to help you obtain permits necessary to establish or grow your business here.
For more information about the services available, contact the Division of Economic Development at 603-271-2592 or send us an email.
Grafton Regional Development Corporation supports local businesses with the resources, guidance, and financing solutions necessary to build a stronger, more vibrant Grafton County. They specialize in finding collaborative means to approach business opportunities creatively and challenges head on. This allows them to move quickly to address your needs and holds true to our reputation for being responsive and dedicated to moving the needle forward.
NH SBDC is the leading resource for business advising and education for small to medium businesses in the Granite State. Their advisors meet with small business clients from all sectors seeking advice on financing, improving operations, management infrastructure, business sustainability best practices, bringing new products to market, and where to start in launching a new business or purchasing/selling an existing one. Whether you are in the early stages of a creating a business or are well-established, you can benefit from SBDC’s no-cost, individualized, expert business advising.
For more information and to check out their webinars and online courses, visit nhsbdc.org. To schedule an appointment, please fill out this form and indicate that you heard about SBDC from the Chamber of Commerce.
Over the past 36 years, NH SBDC has advised or trained more than 106,000 New Hampshire entrepreneurs, helping them start over 2,100 businesses and create more than 8,300 jobs.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and through assistance provided by the State of New Hampshire. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics in conjunction with SBA, the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the University of New Hampshire, and the private sector.
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small business. The NH District Office is located in Concord.
The Business and Industry Association is NH’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators shaping business-friendly public policy and provide counterbalance to legislation and regulations that threaten
SCORE’s mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business owners by building strong, life-long relationships through mentoring and expert resources which will help them achieve their goals.
NH Employment Security operates a free public Employment Service through a statewide network of Job and Information Centers, providing a broad range of assisted and self-directed employment and career related services, and labor market information to all customers.
Leave No Trace Resources – New Hampshire’s Leave No Trace initiative is a statewide education program that aims to increase visitor and resident awareness of the ways to help protect the Granite State’s outdoor resources. The Leave No Trace Partner Toolkit is a great resource to help industry members spread the word about the LNT initiative.
Granite State Pledge Resources – If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that the Granite State is well loved by those who visit and those who live here. With all that love for the 603, comes a need to protect it. To protect our wide-open spaces and natural resources by leaving no trace. To preserve and respect our charming country villages, bustling cities, inspiring settings, distinctive attractions, and of course our people. We believe this is a shared responsibility; we all play a role in preserving the state we love. Join us in showing how much we appreciate the Granite State by making a commitment to care for it. Together, we can make New Hampshire a better place now and for generations to come.