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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Arlington
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Assists in the creation of jobs for Americans by helping U.S. companies pursue overseas business opportunities. Through the funding of feasibility studies, orientation visits, specialized training...View details

Boston
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Protect human health and safeguards the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends through a broad range of activities....View details

Concord
Banking Department, State of New Hampshire
Protects public interest by securing the safety and soundness of banking and by promoting fair competition. Provides general supervision of all New Hampshire chartered financial institutions...View details

Concord
Business Finance Authority (BFA)
The BFA works to support economic development and employment creation in New Hampshire by collaborations in the banking, business, and economic development sectors to expand the availability...View details

Concord
Community Development Finance Authority
Supporting affordable housing and economic development activities that benefit low and moderate-income citizens through project funding initiatives, technical assistance and financial support...View details

Concord
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is a Federally mandated program headed by the US Department of Transportation. The purpose of...View details

Concord
Governor's Commission on Disability
The Commission's goal is to remove the barriers, architectural or attitudinal, which bar persons with disabilities from participating in the mainstream of society. Carol A. Nadeau, Executive...View details

Concord
Governor's Office of Energy and Community Services
Provides free technical assistance and information to NH businesses interested in enhancing their competitiveness by increasing energy-efficiency and employing sustainable practices that reduce...View details

Concord
NH Business Resource Center (NHBRC)
NHBRC offers comprehensive business and community assistance services for those interested in starting, relocating, expanding or enhancing their business in New Hampshire. Assistance includes...View details

Concord
NH Department of Labor (NHDOL)
The Department of Labor monitors Employers, Workers Compensation, and Insurance Carriers to insure that they are in compliance with NH Labor laws. These laws range from minimum wage, overtime,...View details

Concord
NH Department of Revenue Administration
The mission of the Department of Revenue Administration is to collect the proper amount of taxes due, incurring the least cost to the taxpayers, and in a manner that merits the highest degree...View details

Concord
NH Industries of the Future Program (NHIOF)
NHIOF works with all sectors of the New Hampshire manufacturing community to provide assistance with issues of energy efficiency and pollution prevention. Services include free site visits, industrial...View details

Concord
State of NH, Executive Department Office of Energy and Planning (OEP)
OEP provides information, data and guidance to assist decision makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. Guides the state's future growth...View details

Concord
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

Portsmouth
NH State Port Authority
Develops and manages the state's tidal waters with the specific goal of stimulating commerce. Provides harbor management, port development, port marketing, trade development and Foreign Trade...View details

Salem
Town of Salem Community Development
The Community Development Department provides management oversight for the Health, Building and Planning Divisions and technical expertise and services to the community to plan, manage, and coordinate;...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Green Government Opportunities (GGO)
The Green Government Opportunities web site (GGO) is a one-stop destination for all things green in small business. Its purpose is to provide a resource through which small businesses can gain...View details

Statewide
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small businesses and stakeholders with timely and consistent tax guidance. Develops relationships with governmental, civic and trade organizations to determine...View details

Statewide
New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
NH Employment Security (NHES) is a federally funded state agency encompassing the Unemployment Compensation Bureau (UCB), Employment Service Bureau and Operations (ESB) and the Economic Labor...View details

Statewide
New Hampshire Insurance Department
The Division of Insurance protects consumers and businesses by providing assistance and information, regulating the insurance industry?s market behavior and financial solvency, and fostering...View details

Statewide
New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Statewide
NH Department of Education
The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student through...View details

Statewide
NH Dept. of Resources & Economic Development (DRED)
DRED consists of four divisions; Forest and Lands, Parks and Recreation, Division of Travel and Tourism Development and Economic Development. Services available to businesses looking to relocate,...View details

Statewide
NH Saves.com
Betsy Blaisdell, Energy Program Manager Programs whereby commercial customers and utilities work together to save energy, reduce costs, and protect the environment including the Small Business...View details

Statewide
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The ODEP was formerly the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. ODEP provides national leadership on disability employment policy by providing free information and...View details

Statewide
Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)
NH-PTAP exists to help New Hampshire businesses, large or small, obtain the information needed to bid competitively on all federal, state and local government agency contracts by providing marketing...View details

Statewide
Secretary of States Office, New Hampshire
The Secretary of State is responsible for the initial creation and certain maintenance filings for all domestic state and out-of-state business entities including for-profit and nonprofit corporations,...View details

Statewide
Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Statewide
TAA and ATAA for Workers
The Trade Act programs, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), assist individuals who have become unemployed as a result of increased imports from,...View details

Statewide
Taxpayer Advocacy Service, IRS
An independent organization within the IRS, consisting of highly skilled case advocates who negotiate on your behalf with the IRS to secure the most beneficial resolution for your IRS problem....View details

Statewide
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Programs
Sponsored by: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Contact: Witmer Jones SBA 504 Program Financing for expanding companies acquiring facilities resulting in job...View details

Statewide
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Administers the patent and trademark laws as they relate to the granting of patents for utility inventions, designs and plants and the issuing of trademark registrations. The USPTO examines applications...View details

Nationwide
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small businesses and stakeholders with timely and consistent tax guidance. Develops relationships with governmental, civic and trade organizations to determine...View details

Nationwide
International Trade Administration
Helps businesses participate in the growing global marketplace and provides practical information to help select markets and products....View details

Nationwide
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

Nationwide
United States Agency for International Development
Works to support long-term and equitable economic growth and advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agricultural and trade, global health,and democracy, conflict...View details

Nationwide
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
A federal contract program authorizing contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned...View details

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