Supporting Small Business and Creative Entrepreneurs

The Backbone of Our Culture, Keeping Us Unique and Sustainable for the Future.

Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is a 501c-3 non-profit incorporated to invest public and private funding to advise, finance and promote small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Eastern Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

What We Offer

Free operational assistance

Free assistance with building a business plan that works

Advocacy to get you where you need to be for success

Financing for small businesses and entrepreneurs

Gap financing to allow you to get to your goals

Reasonable and success-friendly loan terms

100% loan to value financing

Small business promotion

Let’s Work Together and Let this Be the Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship!

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Introducing the
Mildred A. Beach Revolving Loan Fund

Established March 2024

An innovative business financing program launched by the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) honors Mildred Beach, a woman who made supporting and improving the economic vitality of the Lakes Region her life’s work.

“We are delighted to honor Mildred on the occasion of her 100th birthday,” said WEDCO Executive Director Jack Terrill. “This is our first privately-financed revolving fund, and in keeping with WEDCO’s long history of supporting start-ups, WEDCO will match dollar-for-dollar the first $25,000 donated to Mildred’s Fund.”

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

What’s unique about WEDCO is they partner with banks to get you the financing. They had quick responses to my questions, they asked questions about the business plan to clarify a few things via email. It really was a painless process to work with them. I’ve got to tell you: I don’t think I would be here without WEDCO.

Once I got in touch with WEDCO, it was 100 percent on. They put me in touch with the Small Business Development Center at UNH to work on my business plan. Without WEDCO, this wouldn’t have gone as smoothly. The dream wouldn’t have become a reality as quickly as I’d hoped. I will go out of my way to tell anyone about them, to talk them up. They came through in the clutch.

Working with the SBDC Advisor was very helpful. They were knowledgeable and able to share a lot of expertise particular to this local area. The assisted us with preparing our business model and our projections and forecasting. Their experiences about the industry were applicable and exactly what we needed. WEDCO’s assistance throughout the application was invaluable. The tips and suggestions they offered regarding things for us to consider in order to open in a timely manner were instrumental in our ability to accomplish so much in a short period of time.

It is with much gratitude that I write this note. Your belief in me, your tenacity to fight for this idea, and your help in making this happen---is invaluable and I thank you for all of it. As I mentioned before, I will work my hardest to make this venture a success and be a success story for WEDCO!

It was so fast. People kept telling me how long it would take, but in two and a half weeks, I had my loan!

Without WEDCO, I don’t think we would have opened.

I wouldn’t be here without them. WEDCO was awesome. They were instrumental in getting the initial funding to get this going, and then I used them periodically for other endeavors. I would not have been able to do that without their help.

Small Business Development Center of New Hampshire

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