Resources to Help Your Business
The following resources may be of assistance to startups and existing businesses in town. These resources are presented without any endorsement by the town and should be used as you see fit. From time to time, additional resources and categories may be added.
Ensuring the security of customer's payment information is a challenging issue. A business can't get far without customer trust. One of the quickest ways to breach that trust is to lose control of your customers' data.
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations, and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized.
Stay informed about the latest news covering analysis of, and protection from, IT security threats that include malware, security risks, vulnerabilities, and spam.
Effective from May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to give organizations greater responsibility for the personal data they hold and use, and give citizens more control over how their own data is used.
Starting a Business
It may seem like a daunting task, but here are a few web sites that can help.
This site provides a step-by-step guide to starting a business.
The State offers entrepreneurs many services for starting and growing new businesses here in the Granite State.
State of New Hampshire
This web site provides a wide-ranging selection of business-related services and information found in the New Hampshire State's networks of web sites. This includes information on starting a business, licenses and permits, and business taxes.
This NH Secretary of State site provides forms and state laws for corporations, non-profit organizations, limited partnerships, and foundations. There is also help for trade names and trademarks.
NH SBDC is the leading resource for business advising and education for small to medium businesses in the Granite State. Each year, 3,000 small businesses in approximately 200 New Hampshire communities benefit from the advising and educational programs offered by the NH SBDC.
For over 50 years, SCORE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because its work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to a network of 10,000 volunteers, SCORE is able to deliver its services at no charge or at very low cost.