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Business Services North

Business Services North is a collaboration of White Mountains Community College (WMCC), Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC), and the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC).

Business Services North offers small business owners help and solutions by making just one phone call to a common number (603-342-3174). Trained business consultants will discuss with callers how the collaborating entities can best meet the needs of the entrepreneur. http://www.businessservicesnorth.org/

Business owners have access to N.H. SBDC’s confidential business management assistance and online e-learning program, WMCC’s entrepreneurial counseling and group educational events, and NCIC’s business financing, technology related grants, and marketing assistance.

Local Biz Wiz provides small business owners in northeastern Vermont and northern New Hampshire with immediate access to online resources for starting and operating a small business.  The website also features a business evaluation tool and link to Local Biz Wiz resources to guide business owners and provide assistance when requested.  Local Biz Wiz is a collaborative project of the New Hampshire Business Services North partners, as well as Vermont based partners. http://www.ncic.org/bizwiz/

WMCC also offers one-on-one technical assistance to small businesses, as well as our popular Small Business Launchbox, and Small Business Shoebox series.

Launch Box

The Launch Box is for those individuals who are thinking of starting a new business and is designed to be an all-inclusive box full of material to start a business. Most everything that you will need to start a business is included in the Launch Box: forms for registering your business name; forms for applying for an EIN (Employer Identification Number, also known as a Federal Tax ID); marketing information; and financial information. A place to organize your business records for a year is even included.

"Anyone just opening the Launch Box will find necessary information to start a business, but we want to offer more", says Joyce Presby, entrepreneurial resource consultant for White Mountains Community College. "Through this series of seminars and invited experts in the field, interested individuals will have the opportunity to get the answers they need for a strong start in business."

Maybe you have been thinking about starting your own business and just do not know where to start; maybe you have a hobby and would like to develop it into a business; or maybe you just need extra income. Whatever your reason, there is not a better time than now to explore your options.

Registration is free but required and seating is limited for the Launch Box Party, so register early. For more information and for registration for the Launch Box Party or any of the seminars, please call Joyce Presby at 603- 717-5457 or email: jpresby@ccsnh.edu

Summer 2014 Launch Box Schedule

A Small Business Launch Box Party is being held on July 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Lancaster at the Northern Community Investment Corporation, 1 Middle Street.  This Launch Box Party is for those individuals who are thinking of starting a new business or growing their existing business. The Launch Box is designed to be an all-inclusive box full of material to start a business.  Most everything that you will need to start a business is included in the Launch Box; forms for registering your business name, forms for applying for an EIN number, marketing information, financial information and even a place to organize your business records for a year is included.  

Along with the Launch Box Party is a series of seminars to help strengthen the information included in the Launch Box. The complete seminar schedule is below.

Tuesday, July 15 3:00-5:00 p.m. Launch Box Party
Tuesday, July 22 3:00-5:00 p.m. Information on legal aspects such as business entities.
Tuesday, July 29 3:00-5:00 p.m Financial information about record keeping and tax obligations.
Tuesday, August 5 3:00-5:00 p.m Marketing information about branding and the need for marketing materials.
Tuesday, August 12 3:00-5:00 p.m Information on Planning: the business plan, the marketing plan, and a financial plan.
Tuesday, August 19 3:00-5:00 p.m. A Resource Panel for more technical assistance or financing.

 

ShoeBox

Do you have a small business and keep your expense receipts and sales receipts in a “Shoe Box?”  If you answered yes, or even if you didn’t, you might be interested in attending a Small Business “Shoe Box” Party! This workshop is the ticket to get you organized and ready for Tax Time, and to get you started on the right foot for the years to come.  The Shoe Box workshop will help you get started with a system that will work for you to keep your records sorted, organized, up to date, and more accurate.  Bring your shoe box, basket, or file folder, all your expense receipts, your sales slips, and any other information that you have regarding your business.

Virtual Box

The Virtual Box seminar series defines social media and describes how businesses can take advantage of social media tools. This series is hands-on and walks you through how to use social media tools.  The first session will be an overview of what social media is and what it can do for the small business owner.  The remainder of the seminars will probe into a few of the many platforms available to small business owners. The Virtual Box series take place at White Mountains Community College in Berlin. 

Virtual Box Schedule

Tuesday, June 24 9:30-11:30 a.m. An introduction to social media
Tuesday, July 1 9:30-11:30 a.m. Facebook: Basics for business
Tuesday, July 8 9:30-11:30 a.m. Twitter: Basics for business
Tuesday, July 15 9:30-11:30 a.m. Linkedin: Basics for business
Tuesday, July 22 9:30-11:30 a.m. YouTube: Basics for business
Tuesday, July 29 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pinterest: Basics for business
Tuesday, August 5 9:30-11:30 a.m. Blogging: Basics for business
Tuesday, August 12 9:30-11:30 a.m. Resources event: Meet and chat with the people who use social media for business

Business Services North, a collaboration of White Mountains Community College (WMCC), Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC), and the NH Small Business Development Center (NHSBDC) is offering this series FREE

Take advantage of this program to learn what it takes to get started with social media.

Explore how the Small Business Virtual Box Series can assist you with your social media needs.

Contact Joyce Presby, Entrepreneurial Resource Consultant, jpresby@ccsnh.edu  Telephone: 603-717-5457

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