NH retail http://nhpr.org en With A Little Help, N.H. Hopes Unemployed Can Create Their Own Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/little-help-nh-hopes-unemployed-can-create-their-own-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After citing the latest unemployment statistics, many media reports add a note about the number not including “discouraged workers.”&nbsp; Those are people who gave up after months of unemployment.&nbsp; But there is another, much smaller group of people who have decided to make their own jobs, by starting a business.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 38680 at http://nhpr.org With A Little Help, N.H. Hopes Unemployed Can Create Their Own Jobs N.H. Retailers Optimistic About Holiday Revenue http://nhpr.org/post/nh-retailers-optimistic-about-holiday-revenue <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire retailers are expecting their holiday sales to be up four percent, slightly higher than what's expected nationally. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire says 73 percent of those businesses surveyed are anticipating their 2013 holiday sales will be the same or better than last year. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:28:30 +0000 Associated Press 38679 at http://nhpr.org Furniture Store Sees Success In Selling Prisoner-Made Goods http://nhpr.org/post/furniture-store-sees-success-selling-prisoner-made-goods <p>With Christmas a week away, shoppers are crowding into malls, outlets, and downtown shopping districts looking for last-minute gifts.&nbsp; But, for those looking for unusual handmade gifts, there’s another, unorthodox, option available.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 18656 at http://nhpr.org Furniture Store Sees Success In Selling Prisoner-Made Goods Governor Lynch Promotes New Hampshire Retail Industry http://nhpr.org/post/governor-lynch-promotes-new-hampshire-retail-industry <p>Governor John Lynch took to the <a href="http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=101">new outlet mall in Merrimack</a> today to promote New Hampshire&rsquo;s lack of a sales tax.</p><p>Governor Lynch&rsquo;s visit comes as Massachusetts is about to have a two day reprieve from its 6.25 percent sales tax.</p><p>Lynch praised state retailers for doing a good job promoting New Hampshire&rsquo;s lack of a sales tax and stressed that retail sales are critical to the state&rsquo;s economy.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:33:12 +0000 Tina Forbes 10502 at http://nhpr.org Governor Lynch Promotes New Hampshire Retail Industry