Grafton County NH Economic Development Council - Business Assistance
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PLYMOUTH - Like the rest of America, Grafton County has been affected by the recent recession. Plymouth State University has released an informative study on post recession economy of the County. Check it out here.
PLYMOUTH - Like the rest of America, Grafton County has been affected by the recent recession. Plymouth State University has released an informative study on post recession economy of the County.
Check it out here.
The GCEDC partners with specialized economic development organizations and programs in order to help Grafton County's businesses thrive and grow. If you are having difficulties with your business or perhaps wish to start your own business, contact the GCEDC. We'd be happy to put you in touch with these groups!
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a nonprofit organization that offers free and confidential small business advice and training to help small businesses. SCORE is comprised of retired business owners that wish to help the next generation of small business owner succeed. In the Lebanon-Hanover area, contact the Upper Valley SCORE Chapter. In the greater Plymouth area, contact the Lakes Region SCORE Chapter.
The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a technical and educational skills provider to manufacturers throughout the State. Sponsored in part by the Federal Government, the MEP is part of a nationwide consortia that works one-on-one with manufacturers to identify specific needs and provide customized solutions.
The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free, one-on-one, confidential business counseling, low cost training programs, and access to information and referral. Because of their expertise, the GCEDC makes frequent referrals to the SBDC. You can contact the GCEDC toll free for an appointment (1-888-535-0002).
The NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program provides assistance to individuals and businesses seeking to learn about contracting and subcontracting opportunities with Department of Defense, other federal agencies, or state and local governments.
The NH International Trade Resource Center - If you are interested in trading products internationally, check out the International Trade Resources Center. The Center works to promote international trade and can assist you as you develop foreign markets.
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Small Business Management Topics is maintained by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. It provides hundreds of downloadable pamphlets on topics relevant to today's small business owner.
MicroCredit-NH is a non-profit corporation that provides self-employed and small business entrepreneurs with access to business training, loans up to $15,000, and networking opportunities. These business essentials are provided through a unique network of over 60 peer groups each made up of four to 10 members who have different small businesses, both product-based and service-oriented. The peer group offers its members ongoing assistance to help them achieve business success.
NH Business Resource Ctr
New Hampshire Business Resource Center offers resources to enhance the economic activities of the state through business attraction outreach, in-state business expansion efforts, and facilitation of government and international sales.
NH Electric Coop
New Hampshire Electric Co-op is the largest power utility in Grafton County. Co-op staff can review a site to determine what is needed to accommodate your facility and electric service requirements. The Co-op has a team of experienced energy service personnel that can evaluate your operations and electric service needs and provide you with an estimate of your electric service costs for any of our service territory communities.
NH Employment Security
New Hampshire Employment Security if you're seeking employees, why not try the State's primary employment agency. You can speak to someone who knows Grafton County's labor markets in their Lebanon, Littleton or Laconia (southeastern Grafton County) offices.
The US Small Business Administration has a large selection of helpful advice articles on their website.
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