Some potential small business owners come to NH SBDC with one business idea and it can be a pretty fuzzy one at that. With Marty Parichand, however, the advisor’s challenge was a little different. This client had an abundance of ideas combined with an abundance of energy, and the background and skills to back up his ambitious plans.
It’s lonely at the top. Many small business owners believe that their absence of middle-managers leaves all management on their shoulders. This belief is unfounded. Small business owners have unrecognized management resources; they just do not see them as potential team members. Read More
When Lynne Gruskowski and Andy Calnan of Massachusetts began looking for a B&B to run in Vermont, their journey eventually led them across a different border, to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and to Stewart Gates, an NH SBDC business advisor, whom they now call “our main man.”
It’s three o’clock in the morning. Something woke you. Was it your anticipation of the delivery of your next inventory shipment - while hoping the payment from the client’s last order appears soon? Or your anxiety about the new accounts on the horizon? (Which, mind you, are not yet accounts, but you are optimistic - a good trait of an entrepreneur!) Or are you stressed about the frantic process of creating inventory to fill those new orders? Read More
Making chickens smile. That’s the goal of Tina and David Hickman, the proprietors of Luv Nest, a Milford, NH-based company that makes mixtures of organic nesting herbs for chickens. Yep, it’s like aromatherapy, and treats, for chickens.Read More
Equity crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to sell small amounts of stock or other equity in their companies to raise capital. Prior to the passage of the JOBS Act, equity crowdfunding was not permitted under federal securities laws unless done through specific exemptions, such as in cases where the offer was restricted to residents of just one state. New regulations that go into effect as of May 2016 remove these old limitations and allow businesses to sell securities across state lines...Read More
When Brittany and Michael found the Chesterfield property for rent in late 2015, they knew it was the right choice for them. Its infrastructure was such that it could be economically feasible for them to start their CSA farm. Read More
...Rewards-based crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to pre-sell a product or service or to launch a business concept without incurring debt or selling equity. Supporters receive rewards, such as discounts off the product or service once it is released, in exchange for supporting the project now. Read More
New Hampshire’s new company Popzup is experiencing what some call “a good problem to have.” The brand new business is going gangbusters in its earliest stages, having launched just in November 2015, and already the owners are scrambling to keep up with demand, while simultaneously moving into new quarters in Dover’s Washington Street Mills. Read More
What Is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people primarily over the Internet. There are two main types of crowdfunding: rewards-based crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding.Read More