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SBDC - NH Small Business Development Center provides professional, one-on-one business management advice and educational programs, at no cost, to new and existing businesses. Small businesses are vital to our state’s economic vitality; their goal is to help your business succeed.
SCORE - Chapter 172 is dedicated to offering small business education and mentoring services in the central New Hampshire, Lakes Region Communities. Currently have 15 have seasoned advisory mentors in our local Lakes Region membership and currently offer monthly small business workshop/seminars. Our objective 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.
State of NH Business Resource Center - The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development—which includes its subagencies, the NH Business Resource Center (BRC) and the International Trade Resource Center (ITRC)—acts as a single point of contact for businesses at all stages in their growth cycle. We pride ourselves on our capacity for innovation. We don't do "business as usual." Instead we take a "no bull" approach and create innovative programs and services that support businesses in New Hampshire and those thinking of relocating or expanding to the state. Other good news in this challenging economy: the majority of our programs and services are provided at no cost.
NH Community Development Finance Authority - Created in 1983, CDFA supports affordable housing and economic development activities that benefit low and moderate income citizens in New Hampshire.
CDFA administers nearly $40 million in funding resources, which includes a combination of state tax credits and federal Community Development Block Grant, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Energy Reduction Funds. We support the development of vibrant and resilient communities by providing financial resources to nonprofits, community development organizations, counties, municipalities, and for-profit businesses. These organizations, in partnership with CDFA, create affordable housing, support the formation of new jobs and help retain existing employment for low and moderate income New Hampshire residents.
NH Business Finance Authority - BFA was created to foster economic development and creat employment in New Hampshire. They accomplish these objectives by working with NH's banking, business and economic development sectors to develop and implement programs which expand and availablity of credit. Custombers include manufacturers, small and medium-size businesses, health providers, and non-profit educational and cultural organizations.