Business Resources & Financing

We're serious about helping you succeed in Manchester. Whether you're relocating or growing, just starting or planning your next corporate move, we've got the resources to get it done.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level. Applications due December 2, 2018.

Alpha Loft

Alpha Loft incubates and accelerates startup and early-stage companies in NH, creating an entrepreneurial culture of growing companies.  With multiple coworking locations Alpha Loft provides high value programming, events, advice, and mentoring, improving entrepreneurs prospects for successfully launching and scaling innovation-based businesses.

New Hampshire Business Finance Authority

The Business Finance Authority (BFA) is a self-funded State entity created in 1992 to foster economic development and create employment in New Hampshire. The BFA accomplished these objectives by working with New Hampshire's banking, business, and economic development sectors to develop and implement programs which expand the availability of business credit within the State.

SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers several programs in cooperation with local banks that may increase the availability and reduce the costs of business financing. New Hampshire's SBA also offers a Small Business Hotline available to small business owners seeking advice, assistance or resources. The phone number is (603) 225-1407 and all calls are free and confidential.

Manchester Development Corporation

The Manchester Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation closely affiliated with the City of Manchester. Through its Investment Committee, it may make loans, with approval of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, to promote economic development of the City, based upon its Investment Guidelines.

Community Loan Fund

MircroCredit-NH provides self-employed and small business entrepreneurs with loans of up to $10,000 for participating business members.

Southern NH Regional Planning Commission

SNHPC serves as the coordinating agency for the planning initiatives of thirteen communities in the region. By taking a regional approach to address development concerns, the Commission crafts effective and efficient solutions that will preserve the special character and valuable resources of the region.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Incorporated in 1911, the GMCC is the largest business organization in the greater Manchester area, focusing its efforts primarily on the ten communities of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Manchester, and Merrimack. The Chamber provides members with marketing opportunities, economic indicators, listings in the area's only business directory, legislative bulletins, representation in both local and state government and more.

Intown Manchester

Intown Manchester is the State of New Hampshire’s first and only Business Improvement District. They are a non-profit, private 501 c3 organization working in cooperation with the City of Manchester to increase downtown's competitiveness and to affirm Manchester's position as an economic leader of the New England region. Their service areas include outdoor maintenance and beautification, as well as business support through marketing, communications, and event production.

NH Small Business Development Center

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center is the key link to business assistance in New Hampshire and to programs offered through the University System, the State of New Hampshire, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the private sector. The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center offers free, one-on-one, confidential business counseling, low cost training programs, and access to information and referral. Specialized services include environmental counseling, manufacturing assistance, and innovative economic development initiatives.

NH International Trade Resource Center

The New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center's unique alliance of state, federal and private sector organizations - all conveniently housed in one single location - offers a full spectrum of information, programs and customized services. The Trade Center also offers an extensive international business library, the statewide hub of the International Trade Data Network, a worldwide network of Commercial Consuls, a European-based logistics center, overseas virtual offices and more.

Venture Capital and Angel Investors

 

Borealis Ventures

Borealis Ventures is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in companies in Northern New England.

Vested For Growth

Vested for Growth (VfG) is a resource to help New Hampshire entrepreneurs and their employees realize their shared ambitions. (VfG) was launched by the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund to put capital and tested tools to work for small businesses in New Hampshire. It is rooted in a business philosophy that entrepreneurs outperform their peers in growth and profitability when they engage their employees in decision-making and share profits with them.

Alumni Ventures

Launch Angels creates and manages alumni venture capital funds. Its funds are private, for-profit, and not affiliated with their respective schools. Funds are based on the idea that alums do better investing together than alone. 

Northeast Angels

NeA is an early-stage investment group that works with entrepreneurs and businesses located within the Northeast. NeA also focuses on opportunities located around the business corridor between Manchester and Nashua and surrounding communities.  It looks to invest in companies with pre-money valuations of $250k to $ 5million and that have previously raised $50k to $1.5 million.

Wasabi Ventures

Specializes in cofounding, investing in, incubating, building, and advising early-stage technology companies.