Small Business http://nhpr.org en Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-aldermen-consider-local-preference-city-contracts <p>Nashua business owners could win more contracts from the city thanks to a local preference ordinance the Board of Alderman will consider this week. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 48296 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed http://nhpr.org/post/state-touts-success-entrepreneurship-program-unemployed <p>More than 50 businesses have started in New Hampshire in the past six months thanks to a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/SB0143.pdf" target="_blank">law</a> allowing laid-off workers to fund them with their unemployment benefits.&nbsp; That’s according to the <a href="http://www.nhsbdc.org/" target="_blank">Small Business Development Center</a> at <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH</a>, which administers the so-called “Pathway To Work” program.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:10:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 42589 at http://nhpr.org State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed How N.H.'s New LLC Law Will Affect Many Small Businesses http://nhpr.org/post/how-nhs-new-llc-law-will-affect-many-small-businesses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of this month, most of New Hampshire’s small businesses—and a fair number of larger ones—will be operating under </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the state’s new Revised LLC Act. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:50:59 +0000 Amanda Loder 41413 at http://nhpr.org EPA Proposes Tighter Woodstove Emissions Standards http://nhpr.org/post/epa-proposes-tighter-woodstove-emissions-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/" target="_blank">EPA</a> is <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/proposed-new-source-performance-standards-residential-wood-heaters" target="_blank">proposing stricter emissions standards</a> for </span>wood stoves<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Manufacturers would have to build stoves that burn 80 percent cleaner than current models. &nbsp;And for the first time, pellet stoves would be held to the same standards. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 41254 at http://nhpr.org EPA Proposes Tighter Woodstove Emissions Standards BIA Releases Strategic Economic Plan For N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/bia-releases-strategic-economic-plan-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/" target="_blank">Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire</a> has released its first <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/Strategic" target="_blank">economic plan for the state</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plan includes more than 100 policy recommendations covering nine areas believed to be essential to the state’s economy.&nbsp; The recommendations include some classic BIA issues, like streamlining access to the Research and Development tax credit and increasing STEM education. &nbsp;But there’s also a recommendation to emphasize arts, culture and history in schools.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:56:36 +0000 Amanda Loder 38728 at http://nhpr.org BIA Releases Strategic Economic Plan For N.H. 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 BIA Chief Reappointed To U.S. Chamber of Commerce Panel http://nhpr.org/post/bia-chief-reappointed-us-chamber-commerce-panel <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire has been </span>reappointed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to a ninth term on an advisory panel to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jim Roche was reappointed to serve on the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to chamber presidents and chief executive officers. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The group advises the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors; enhances the U.S. Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:00:54 +0000 Associated Press 38270 at http://nhpr.org Judge Puts Part of "Auto Dealers' Bill of Rights" on Hold http://nhpr.org/post/judge-puts-part-auto-dealers-bill-rights-hold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An expanded “Auto Dealer Bill of Rights” law is set to take effect today.&nbsp; It offers auto and equipment dealers protections from some requirements set by manufacturers.&nbsp; But a key part of the law is now on hold.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 35415 at http://nhpr.org One Man's Quest to Save Pinball http://nhpr.org/post/one-mans-quest-save-pinball <p>The steadfast fixture of arcades and bars has dwindled as the gaming industry has moved towards handheld devices and home consoles. Only one pinball production company remains. However, <strong>Jack Guarnieri</strong> is <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/business/doers/2013/01/jersey_jack_pinball_wizard_of_oz_pinball_is_dying_can_arcade_entrepreneur.html">looking to revive</a> the once uber-popular gaming machine.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:39:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20172 at http://nhpr.org How New Hampshire Is Helping Nanobreweries Revolutionize Craft Beer http://nhpr.org/post/how-new-hampshire-helping-nanobreweries-revolutionize-craft-beer-0 <DIV> <P>While beer sales have been down, nationally, since the great recession, the craft beer industry has been going strong – growing 15 percent in 2011, according to the American Brewers’ Association.</P> <P> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:35:32 +0000 Emily Corwin 20102 at http://nhpr.org How New Hampshire Is Helping Nanobreweries Revolutionize Craft Beer http://nhpr.org/post/how-new-hampshire-helping-nanobreweries-revolutionize-craft-beer <p></p><p>Read, listen and view a slideshow about New Hampshire's nanobrewery laws and Throwback Brewery at <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/2013/01/09/how-new-hampshire-is-helping-nanobreweries-revolutionize-craft-beer/">StateImpact New Hampshire</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:20:03 +0000 Emily Corwin 19869 at http://nhpr.org How New Hampshire Is Helping Nanobreweries Revolutionize Craft Beer The 10 Best NH Employers http://nhpr.org/post/10-best-nh-employers <p>Some employers are willing to try anything to incentivize employees to work harder and increase productivity. But what exactly are employees looking for in a job these days, aside from the pay?&nbsp; <a href="http://millyardcommunications.com/" target="_blank">Business NH Magazine</a>'s annual competition identifies the top ten best New Hampshire companies to work for&nbsp;and what makes them so great. <strong>Matthew Mowry </strong>is editor for Business NH Magazine and he joins us to talk about who came out on top. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:13:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18322 at http://nhpr.org The 10 Best NH Employers Google's Get Your Business Online Event Launches In Hooksett http://nhpr.org/post/googles-get-your-business-online-event-launches-hooksett <p>53 percent of small businesses in New Hampshire aren&#39;t online, says Jamie Hill, a Google spokesperson. &nbsp;That, she says, is bad for Google, and bad for small businesses, too. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:30:36 +0000 Emily Corwin 9264 at http://nhpr.org Google's Get Your Business Online Event Launches In Hooksett Greening A Small Business http://nhpr.org/post/greening-small-business <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br /><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: I own a small business and would like to do what I can to minimize its impact on the environment. Can you help me?</strong><em>-- Jacob Levinson, New York, NY</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 6865 at http://nhpr.org Greening A Small Business Public Insight Network: How are Businesses Faring in Manchester? http://nhpr.org/post/public-insight-network-how-are-businesses-faring-manchester <p>We&#39;d like to know more about how small businesses are doing in Manchester. Tell us your experiences and share what you know through our Public Insight Network! <a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/nhpr/275f023f0ec4/how-are-businesses-faring-in-manchester " target="_blank">Click here.</a></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:10:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 4541 at http://nhpr.org Public Insight Network: How are Businesses Faring in Manchester?