America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the New Hampshire SBDC has served its communities.
COVID Creativity — Emery Farm
"We are a local grocery and goods retailer with a café," says Holly Philbrick, owner of Emery Farm in Durham, NH. "We are located on the historic Emery Farm property, with a petting barn and a working fruit and vegetable farm, with seasonal activities such as summer blueberry picking, fall wagon rides and pumpkin sales, and holiday Christmas tree sales. I have worked closely with my SBDC advisor, but the breadth of services and support has been extraordinary during this crisis."
Flying High: SBDC helps aviation business stay strong
As a pilot for more than 30 years, Steve Cunningham knows all too well what it feels like to be a mile high and cruising blissfully among the clouds. As an instructor and the owner of National Flight Simulator (NFS) in Manchester, NH, he also knows the importance of being prepared for unexpected turbulence. With the help of the NH SBDC, Steve was able to navigate the rough weather COVID-19 has brought, especially in the airline industry.
The Alliance has worked collaboratively with the SBDC for years to advance initiatives that support technology and innovation in NH. We are thrilled to partner with the SBDC in 2021 to develop cybersecurity and intellectual property training.
Julie Demers, Executive Director, NH Tech Alliance
Rich Tango-Lowy, Dancing Lion Chocolate, on Exporting and business resiliency
Richard Tango-Lowy, Master Chocolatier and owner of Dancing Lion Chocolate, Manchester, NH, ships his creations all over the world. Rich and his employees see both local and international customers, recipients of their exporting, visit the NH shop.
COVID Creativity - College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving
For most millennials, starting a major business during the pandemic was not possible. Grant Broom, a U.S. Army veteran, did just that, however. He launched College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, a franchise, based out of Derry, NH, just as the state was under lockdown orders from the Governor. H.U.N.K.S, stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable Service, Broom explains, and the pandemic turned out to be a boon to his first few months in business.
As a startup founder, I learned how critical messaging is to business success. I am so thankful for SBDC's help in crafting our compelling pitch so we properly convey our value to raise funding, sell our product, and create partnerships.
Tim Near, Founder & CEO, Cyborg
small businesses provided advising and training in 2020 by the New Hampshire SBDC Network related to Covid-19 response and recovery