Planning for Your Business

SBDC Advisor Available for Belknap County

Sally Holder serves as NH Small Business Development Center Business Advisor for Belknap and Grafton Counties. Holder is in the Belknap EDC office every Tuesday and Thursday and is available to meet with any local businesses that need assistance with planning, marketing, financing, or improving business operations and profitability. She can be reached via cell phone at (603) 397-8404 or at to set up an appointment. Thanks to a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the US Department of Agriculture - Rural Development, Holder's services are offered free of charge.

Holder has a diverse business background, including Vice President of Finance, tax accountant, small business consultant, database designer, and controller.  Her work experiences involved various stages of business growth in the wholesale, construction, retail, light manufacturing and not-for-profit industries. Holder is a certified public accountant whose continuing education courses focused on tax-related and retirement plan issues, as well as certifications in QuickBooks and as a POS Advisor. 




Live Free and Start

New Hampshire, the 5th best state for entrepreneurs to start a business, is making a serious push to recruit and cultivate tech startups. The Live Free and Start initiative recently launched a dynamic new website, and implemented the nation’s first Startup Concierge Service.  Live Free and Start is a joint initiative of the Governor’s Office, the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority and the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development aimed at creating jobs and making it easier for innovation-based companies to start, grow and succeed.  The new website offers tech entrepreneurs the ability to connect with New Hampshire’s robust network of business incubators, access critical information and resources they need to start their business in New Hampshire, immerse themselves in our thriving startup ecosystem and make connections with experts who can help accelerate their businesses.  Live Free and Start’s Startup Concierge Service connects tech innovators to the resources they need to grow their businesses. Whether its connections to funding, linking with business incubators or introductions to legal or marketing expertise, the Startup Concierge Service will offer a rapid response to any tech entrepreneur in need of assistance. Businesses can connect with the Startup Concierge Service directly from

Doing Business in NH

NH Means Business is a portal created by the State of New Hampshire to assist business owners in finding the resources, forms, and contacts they need to start a business in NH, relocate a business to NH, or explore contracting with the State of NH.


Business Transition Strategies

Business Transition Strategies provides mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transaction services to privately owned companies in New Hampshire and Northern New England, and helps owners transition their businesses for maximum value. We also provide strategic planning, CFO advisory engagements, operations reviews, due diligence stress tests, among other services which help owners enhance the value of their companies and improve operations.