Running a business is hard work. Let us help!
The partnerships we’ve developed over the years allow us to provide you with the tools, resources and connections to help you better manage and grow your business.
From technical assistance and training to financial support and guidance, we are a one-stop-shop for all your business needs.
You’re a successful business owner looking to expand, but tightened regulations have limited your ability to access funds from traditional sources. Or maybe you were able to get a sizeable loan from the bank, but need additional support to finance your growth plans.
Our financing programs were created to help businesses overcome the challenges of obtaining capital and bridge the gaps to fund projects that might otherwise not be possible.
We offer financing for a wide variety of business needs. To learn more visit our Business Loans page.
Our business assistance programs are designed to support your needs in today’s ever-changing business climate.
From “Identifying and Protecting Intellectual Property” to “Marketing in the Digital Age”, our Small Business Seminar Series is geared towards businesses looking for guidance and new learning opportunities to help improve operations.
Through our partnership with the NH Small Business Development Center and Grafton County business incubators, one-on-one business counseling from seasoned entrepreneurs and business owners will guide you in navigating the many business challenges and opportunities you are facing.
Our close partnerships with local schools and universities throughout Grafton County are essential to reaching our goals for retaining and growing a skilled labor force.
In support of this initiative, we have invested in the North Country Workplace Education Program, a high school workforce program that seeks to provide students with access to on-the-job training through competency-based internships.
Additionally, our involvement with two business incubators across the state, Dartmouth Regional Technology Center and the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, seek to prepare college graduates for diverse new job opportunities to better meet employer demands and support a competitive business environment.
The Woodstock Inn started a small micro brewing operation in 1995 and began distributing its branded brew in 2000. Demand quickly grew, which forced the inn to outsource most of its production off-site.
As sales for its now nationally awarded beers continued to rise, the owners decided to bring the entire brewing operation in-house. GRDC stepped in to support this growth opportunity with a $245,000 loan to complement some funding from a local bank. With this capital, the business was able to significantly cut the production cost of its beer while affording the flexibility of expanding the product line.
The addition of a new banquet room and expanded seating improved the restaurant traffic flow and made is easier to meet the growing demand for weddings and other functions. The business was also able to take advantage of tax credits and grants to install solar components for better energy efficiencies.
“The Brewery and Restaurant expansion has enabled us to increase company sales by over 20%, add 18 new jobs, and update all of our older HVAC systems. Also, the addition of a brewery function room now allows us to host over 45 weddings a year.” - Scott Rice, Owner Woodstock Inn & Brewery