Business Workshops

The Enterprise Center at Plymouth holds regular workshops and seminars for both its members and for the local business community.  Workshops are no cost to attend and are supported by the Meredith Village Savings Bank, NH Community Development Finance Authority, and the Grafton Regional Development Corporation. Plymouth State University faculty, local business leaders, and community partners facilitate these entrepreneurial sessions throughout Grafton County.

Please check back often to see a full schedule of these events.  For questions or additional information about the ECP Seminars or to discuss how we can help your business, please contact Joe Huzar, at [email protected] or 603-536-2011.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: For all workshops hosted at the Enterprise Center, please park in the metered parking on Main Street or Green Street. Not sure where those streets are? We created this map for your convenience!

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Thursday, November 2nd – Choosing and Forming the Right Business Entity
Enterprise Center at Plymouth
1 Bridge Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
9 AM – 10:30AM

So you decided to go into business for yourself. Choosing the right business structure is the first important decision you will make in launching your new enterprise. Most small businesses in New Hampshire are of three common types: sole proprietorships, limited liability companies and corporations. But which choice is right for you? In the first of a three-part seminar series, Jonathan Boutin and Leigh Willey, business law attorneys from Boutin & Altieri, PLLC will provide an overview of each structure and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each to assist you in making this decision. The seminar will also cover business formation, corporate governance and best practices to ensure your new company remains in good standing.

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Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank:

Meredith Village Savings Bank


Thursday, November 9th – Getting Your Business on the Web
Lincoln Town Hall
148 Main Street, Lincoln, NH 03251
9 AM – 10:30 AM

The internet can be your business’s greatest ally. In a world where people spend an average of almost three hours a day online, you should seize the opportunity to grab a chunk of that time for your business.

In this seminar, the dynamic web gurus at Wicked Good Web will show you how to take the first steps toward building an effective web presence for your business in a hands-on, interactive seminar session.

The seminar will address questions like:

  • Do I even need a website? What are the alternatives?
  • There are a lot of online services out there (e.g. Facebook, TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.) Which ones should I focus my time on?
  • If I’m going to build a website, how do I get started?

The Wicked Good husband-and-wife team will be presenting methods and tools via a few case studies in the first hour, then will address specific concerns of the businesses attending for the remainder of the session. If you provide your business name and URL when registering, WGW will even take a look at your web presence before the seminar and have feedback specific to you!

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Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank:

Meredith Village Savings Bank


Friday, January 19th – Understanding Employment Law for Small Businesses
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
383 S Main Street, Laconia, NH 03264
9 AM – 10:30AM

Congratulations! Your new business is thriving and you need to hire employees. That’s the good news. The bad news is that hiring and managing employees is fraught with potential pitfalls that are not only distressing, but expensive. In this second seminar of a three-part series, Boutin & Altieri attorneys Jonathan Boutin and Leigh Willey will discuss some of the common employment issues encountered by small businesses. In addition, Mr. Boutin will share insight from his ten years’ experience in human resources management. Topics to be covered in this seminar include: · Hiring: best practices, interviewing tips and techniques, reference and background checks, employment agreements, including non-competes/non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements and worker classification. · Benefits and Compensation: wage and hour requirements, insurance and the Family Medical Leave Act. · Workplace Policies: employee discipline, the role of social media and employee handbooks. · Termination: separation agreements and severance packages.

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Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank:

Meredith Village Savings Bank