UNH offers many technical assistance and training opportunities to NH businesses, organizations, and communities. From small business education and matchmaking events to community-wide economic development programs, our goal is to make our expertise and resources available to the community for the purpose of stimulating economic growth in the state.
UNH Technicial Assitance Opportunities:
- UNH Cooperative Extension
- Research Computing Center
- UNH Center for Family Business
- NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)
NH State Resources:
- Live Free and Start
- New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED)
- NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership
UNH Cooperative Extension
UNH Cooperative Extension brings information and education into the communities of the Granite State to help make New Hampshire’s individuals, businesses, and communities more successful and its natural resources healthy and productive. For 100 years, UNH's specialists have been tailoring contemporary, practical education to regional needs, helping create a well-informed citizenry while strengthening key economic sectors.
Focus areas include:
Research Computing Center
The Research Computing Center offers services that include software development solutions for the web, desktop, and mobile devices; data management and support; and a newly renovated 2,000 square foot data center. For more information, please contact:
Patrick Messer, Director
UNH Center for Family Business
Members of the program are family businesses, large and small, ranging from first to seventh generation, representing all sectors of the economy, from New Hampshire, Maine, Northern Massachusetts, and Vermont. The Center for Family Business is made possible by member support as well as that of corporate sponsors.
NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)
NH SBDC is an outreach program of the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and a cooperative venture of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New Hampshire (DRED), the University of New Hampshire, and the private sector.
NH SBDC offers:
- Educational programs around the state
- Free e-learning courses on the NH SBDC website
- Support for the development of a statewide science and technology
- An annual government contracting Small Business Matchmaker event to help match companies with federal and state agencies and prime contractors
Full-time certified business advisors provide one-on-one long-term management advising to small businesses at no cost to the client. They are experienced business owners or managers, and have been certified through the New England SBDC Professional Development Program. Client companies come from all sectors seeking advice on financing, improving operations, bringing new products to market, and where to start in launching a new business or purchasing an existing one.