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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Tuesday, September 12th – Understanding and Maximizing Business Value
Littleton Opera House
2 Union Street, Littleton, NH 03561
9 AM – 10:30 AM

Do you understand the value of your business? Is the value of your business important to meeting your lifestyle objectives? Do you have a plan to receive full value upon the inevitable exit from your business?

Come to this seminar–specifically designed for small business owners–who are interested in learning how to build value during ownership in preparation for the inevitable exit from their business.

This workshop will cover:

  • The “Inevitable” Exit From Your Business
  • Understanding Business Value
  • Value Drivers & Detractors
  • The Exit Planning Process
    • Setting goals, determining business value & other assets
    • Maximizing and protecting business value
    • Business continuity during the exit planning process
    • Transfers to insiders (family, partners, or management team)
    • Transfer to outsiders
    • Integration with personal financial and estate planning
  • Stories and Q&A

REGISTER TODAY!

Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank:

Meredith Village Savings Bank


Thursday, September 21st – 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


Tuesday, September 26th – Creating and Advisory Board for your Small Business
Enterprise Center at Plymouth
1 Bridge Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
9 AM – 10AM

You’re not in this alone! It’s important as a small business owner, to surround yourself with individuals who have expertise in a variety of different fields. This group of people will serve as an informal Advisory Board you can bounce ideas off, or go to for advice on matters you’re not familiar with. They can help you identify areas for improvement, potential partnerships, or help with your strategic direction.

But where do you start when you want to create an Advisory Board? In this seminar, Stewart Gates, will go over some of the best practices for identifying and asking people to be a part of your advisory board. The work doesn’t stop there though. Stewart will also be going over how to get the most out of your advisors and how to develop long standing business relationships with them.

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Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank:

Meredith Village Savings Bank


Tuesday, October 3rd – Developing a well Crafted Business Plan
Littleton Opera House
2 Union Street, Littleton, NH 03561
10 AM – 12 PM

Whether you are preparing to launch a new business or you have been in business for years operating without one, there are many advantages to creating a business plan. It’s also typically a requirement for any business seeking financial support.

In this workshop, SBDC Certified Business Counselor, Stewart Gates, will guide attendees through the process of developing a well-crafted business plan. Along the way he will provide tips for optimizing each section to assemble a convincing plan that demonstrates to a lender that the business will succeed and be sufficiently profitable to repay a loan.

REGISTER TODAY!

Generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank:

Meredith Village Savings Bank