If your business was not fully prepared to deal with the extraordinary challenges posed by COVID-19, you were not alone. Planning for disaster is no longer optional and there is a clear need for resiliency planning for the future. The SBDC has responded by teaming with UNH Extension to introduce the Resiliency Academy, which will kick off this fall with Planning for Resiliency, a free webinar on October 21 and October 27.Read More
Employee Stock Ownership Plans, known as ESOPs, is a business development strategy which elevates vested employees to employee owners. Employees of ESOP-owned companies demonstrate higher productivity, engagement, satisfaction, and retention than workers at non-ESOP companies. ESOP-owned companies receive tax benefits and reap strong profits.
This introduction is the first in a series of blog articles about ESOPs by Alexandra Kirade, a Master's student at UNH's Carsey School of...Read More
“The goal of the Business Resiliency Survey was to better understand the challenges and needs of small businesses across the state so we can more effectively help them recover, reopen and become more resilient,” said Liz Gray, state director of the NH SBDC. “Fifty-six business organizations representing a wide range of industries, business associations and regions partnered with us to ensure we heard from as many businesses as possible.” Over all, 1,549 businesses in 172 cities and towns...Read More
Clean Energy NH promotes clean energy and technologies through education and advocacy for a stronger economic future. Michael Berhmann, Director of Business Development, shares the resources and opportunities for small businesses that Clean Energy NH offers in the Granite State and about CENH and SBDC's partnership around energy and NH businesses.Read More
Great communities in New Hampshire have a few things in common; at the top of this list is having accessibility to high quality foods, fresh produce, meats and groceries. As an industry, grocery stores operate on tight profit margins. With the help of the NH Grocers Association, the Small Business Development Center Business Sustainability Program has delivered the Grocery Stewardship Certification Program to 14 NH grocers across the state.Read More
After a national search New Hampshire long-time resident and University of New Hampshire alumna Elizabeth Gray was selected to lead the Small Business Development Center as state director, effective July 16, 2018. Read More
Governor Chris Sununu has proclaimed March 21, 2018 as SBDC Day in New Hampshire. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share collectively the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide. Read More