• Starting a business? Growing your business? Need help with your business plan? Looking for financing? Is developing your workforce a challenge? Have you considered succession planning? Did you know there are local business advisors available to assist you at no cost?

  • NH SBDC is the leading resource for business advising and education for small to medium businesses in the Granite State. Their advisors meet with small business clients from all sectors seeking advice on financing, improving operations, management infrastructure, business sustainability best practices, bringing new products to market, and where to start in launching a new business or purchasing/selling an existing one.  Whether you are in the early stages of a creating a business or are well-established, you can benefit from SBDC’s no-cost, individualized, expert business advising. 

    For more information and to check out their webinars and online courses, visit nhsbdc.org. To schedule an appointment, please fill out this form and indicate that you heard about SBDC from the Chamber of Commerce.

    The Lakes Region Chamber is proud that NHSBDC shares office space within our building at 383 S Main Street in Laconia. Office hours are by appointment only.

    Over the past 36 years, NH SBDC has advised or trained more than 106,000 New Hampshire entrepreneurs, helping them start over 2,100 businesses and create more than 8,300 jobs.

    Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and through assistance provided by the State of New Hampshire. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics in conjunction with SBA, the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the University of New Hampshire, and the private sector.

  • The US Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation's only go-to resource and voice for small business. The New Hampshire District Office is located in Concord.

  • COVID-19 Information for Businesses, Business Guidelines, Business FAQs, Re-Opening Task Force & More.

  • Belknap EDC is committed to building a sustainable economic future for Belknap County. Key components of this vision are to build awareness of, and collaborate with, top local industries and education partners to generate workforce development programming and to help entrepreneurs access technical, financing, and marketing resources necessary to growth and success.

    The Lakes Region Chamber is proud that Belknap EDC shares office space within our building at 383 S Main Street in Laconia. Office hours are by appointment only.

  • The Business and Industry Association is NH's statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators shaping business-friendly public policy and provide counterbalance to legislation and regulations that threaten the growth and prosperity of NH businesses.

  • To help entrepreneurs and small business owners by building strong, life-long relationships through mentoring and expert resources which will help them achieve their goals.

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