Best Small Business Resources in the Concord Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. New Hampshire has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Concord area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in New Hampshire.

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The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking

Offers Free Service

Description

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive resource well stocked with programming and services for entrepreneurs of all stages. It has incubator programs, accelerator programs, and classes as well as one-on-one mentoring. Entrepreneurs are sure to find the help they need at this place.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

25 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH 03431


Alpha Loft Portsmouth

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Fundraising
  • Coworking
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

Alpha Loft provides comprehensive programs for aspiring entrepreneurs; it hosts regular programming for education, a free course for startups to hone their skills and pitches, as well as an accelerator that provides mentorship to early-stage startups. The organization also offers coworking spaces and many opportunities for networking.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

10 Vaughan Mall, Suite 205
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-629-9511
info@alphaloft.org


Concord Area SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Concord SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.