Best Small Business Resources in the Laconia 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 Laconia 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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Enterprise Center at Plymouth

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking

Offers Free Service

Description

The Enterprise Center is a collaborative organization between Plymouth State University and the Grafton Regional Development Corporation (GRDC) to nurture and provide assistance to entrepreneurs.  It provides mentoring services, office space, and other business planning advice.  The center also offers an accelerator program. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

One Bridge Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
603-535-2523
adc@graftonrdc.org


BEDCO-GCEDC Laconia

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.


Laconia 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.


TechVillage

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Coworking

Offers Free Service

Description

TechVillage is an effort to create a community of technology and entrepreneurship; within the village, one can find resources such as the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council, which provides one-on-one mentoring service as well as tech-oriented incubator space. 

Restrictions

Technology focused companies.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

53 Technology Lane, Suite 100
Conway, NH 03818
603-447-6622
admin@mwvec.com