Businesses in need of various types of support can obtain assistance from the following organizations:
Small Business Administration (SBA)
New Hampshire District Office, 55 Pleasant Street, STE 3101, Concord, NH 03301
The SBA provides loan guaranty programs to assist business owners in developing and growing their business. Programs for both business and real estate loans are available.
Seacoast Office, 195 Commerce Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801
The seacoast local SCORE office, supported by the SBA, is composed of experienced and dedicated business men and women volunteers who foster small business communities through mentoring and education.
New Hampshire Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)
Seacoast Regional Office, 1 Washington Street, Suite 457, Dover, NH 03820
In collaboration with the SBA as well as state and local governments, the SBDC provides technical assistance to business owners in the development of business plans, procurement contracts with a special emphasis on trade and international commerce.
REDC (Regional Economic Development Center)
57 Main Street, Raymond, NH 03077
A satellite office of the SBDC, REDC offers technical assistance, financing and referrals that can help with any facet of business development.
New Hampshire Innovation Research Center
Campus of UNH, Gregg Hall, Durham, NH 03824
The NHIRC is designed to increase collaboration of between New Hampshire businesses and universities to foster technology development and innovation.
Granite State Development Corporation
1 Cate Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
The Granite State Development Corporation is the seacoast local SBA real estate development office. Granite State specializes in providing real estate loans for projects in collaboration with local banks.
NH Innovation Commercialization Center (NH-ICC)
75 Rochester Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
NH-ICC, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire, is dedicated to accelerating the development of early stage high technology startups and to the commercialization of UNH intellectual capital.
10 Allen Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Borealis Ventures is a venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build great companies from the earliest stages.
Work Ready NH
Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
The Chamber Loft
24 Front Street, 4th Floor, Exeter, NH 03833
The Chamber Loft is a co-working space with monthly memberships, drop in rates or conference room rental.