ROCHESTER – City Manager Blaine Cox is pleased to announce that the Rochester Economic Development Commission is partnering with the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) to further expand business advising services in Rochester.
NH SBDC will offer small business advising hours at Rochester City Hall Annex, located at 33 Wakefield St., on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning in December. These services will be confidential, individualized, professional and available at no cost to aspiring and existing business owners in Rochester.
NH SBDC’s certified business advisers consult with clients from all sectors and can provide advice on financing, improving operations, management infrastructure, business sustainability best practices, bringing new products to market or where to start in launching a new business.
“Attracting and retaining businesses is always a priority for our city,” Rochester Economic Development Specialist Jenn Marsh said. “We are very pleased to be partnering with the SBDC to offer these advising resources as an additional way to support our current and prospective small business owners.”
“Thank you to the Rochester Economic Development Commission for arranging a location for SBDC office hours,” NH SBDC State Director Liz Gray said. “By going directly into communities, the NH SBDC hopes to expand our reach and connect with more New Hampshire businesses and communities that need our support to create and sustain jobs, start new businesses, and grow and expand existing businesses.”
About the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 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. A part of 63 SBDC programs nationwide, the NH SBDC was fully accredited in 2015 by the Association of Small Business Development Centers. Over the past 35 years, NH SBDC has advised or trained more than 96,000 New Hampshire entrepreneurs, helping them to start over 2,000 businesses and create more than 7,500 jobs.