Free Business Advice
The journey toward opening a business in New Hampshire begins with your vision and determination. If you need help along the way, the business resources of our partners are here to help. The Division of Economic Development provides assistance to help you obtain permits necessary to establish or grow your business here. Call our business resource team at 603-271-2591 to get started, or email
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.
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 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’s Business Advancement
provides technical assistance, training and networking opportunities to women interested in starting their own business or those with established companies.
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.
SCORE is a network of volunteers, including many retired executives, which provides education and mentoring to people starting their own business through local chapters or online counseling.
For information, contact your local SCORE chapter: