LINKS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMIC RESOURCES
The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center offers free services to guide you through the process of starting your own business.
New Hampshire Office of the SBA (Small Business Association) provides services to small businesses including financial assistance, by working with local banks and other institutions; loan programs for businesses involved in international trade; advice to women business owners and business counseling and information for veterans about SBA guaranteed loans.
The Center for Women & Enterprise is a partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, assisting seasoned and prospective women entrepreneurs with business development and growth.
Live Free and Start is an initiative of the Governor’s Office, Business Finance Authority and Department of Business and Economic Affairs aimed at creating jobs and making it easier for technology companies to start, grow and succeed in New Hampshire.
Mt. Washington Valley SCORE is a network of volunteers, including retired executives, which provides education and mentoring to people starting their own business through local chapters or online counseling.
Job Seekers and Employers:
NH Works provides assistance to both employers and jobseekers.
Tax credits are available to growth-oriented employers as part of the State’s Economic Revitalization Zone (ERZ) program. All of Tamworth is included so any employer located in town may be eligible. More detail may be found here.
Business Finance Authority provides access to credit for manufacturers, small and medium-sized businesses, health providers, and non-profit educational and cultural organizations.
The crucial next step in the fiber internet network planning process is a community survey that we need 20-30% of households to fill out. This survey is the only way we can understand where the gaps are in current infrastructure.
Please take a moment to fill out this SHORT survey, which is being hosted and found at the North Country Council’s website: www.nccouncil.org/broadband. If you have questions about the project, there is also an FAQ at the link above. Lastly, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and neighbors.
Please help pitch in, so that we can all have a great broadband connection!