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Getting Started

So you want to start a business?

Whether you are considering starting a business for the first time or have some experience running a business but need further guidance, we provide access to a variety of great resources and educational opportunities that will help you take the next step!

Business Assistance

Starting your own business can be intimidating. Lots of great ideas never make it off the drawing board for that very reason.

Working with our experienced business partners you’ll leave with the confidence to pursue your business concept and the tools to improve its likelihood for success.

We also offer a variety of workshops you can take advantage of at no-cost covering topics ranging from “How to Craft a Business Plan” to “Raising Seed Money and Crowdfunding”.

Financial Assistance

Now that you’ve decided you’ve got a solid plan for a business, you’re probably going to need some capital to get it going.

Grafton RDC has several loan funds to finance a wide variety of business needs, including working capital, equipment, inventory and much more!

Our loans are usually provided in coordination with local lenders and generally range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $480,000.

Incubator and Accelerator Programs

Grafton RDC supports aspiring entrepreneurs and startups who are looking for an affordable and flexible place to call home.

Our business incubator programs at both Dartmouth Regional Technology Center (DRTC) and the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), provide services including leased space, mentoring, and important networking opportunities to new and existing businesses.

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    Narrative 1 - Getting Started

    Entrepreneur and Plymouth State University alum, Tom Armstrong, founded Narrative 1 in 2010 as a way to automate and streamline his business following a 25-year career as a third generation appraiser.

    In 2013, Narrative 1 moved into the Enterprise Center at Plymouth to support its growing business and has since become the one of the most well-respected commercial appraisal software companies in the real estate industry.

    Turning heads nationally, industry-leading ExactBid acquired Narrative 1 in 2015 and plans to continue expanding its operations and staff in Plymouth, NH.

    Grafton County business feature

    Narrative 1

    “Building a business in NH has provided an exceptional lifestyle while allowing us to conduct business on a national level without any disadvantage. Working from the Enterprise Center now gives us a high-quality facility, internet/technology infrastructure, and convenient access to county and PSU resources.”

    - Tom Armstrong, Founder of Narrative 1