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Did you know the following? “In the United States, and NH, family businesses account for approximately 90 percent of all businesses. Their life span is about 24 years—a little more than one generation. Fewer than one in three makes it to a second generation.” We thought this was a great article to share – especially […]
It’s always nice when you have a really perfect “Seller and Buyer” match. Congratulations to Sarah and Jack on the sale of their fabulous restaurant to two amazing buyers, Jon and Arley. The Big Bean Cafe in Newmarket, NH is in great hands!! Original Listing for the Sale of The Big Bean Cafe
Great article about Family Businesses and the need for proper advice: Click here to read the NY Times Article
Great information about the manufacturing industry in New Hampshire from the Center for Manufacturing Research. It looks very healthy for anyone looking to invest and/or acquire companies in the state. “Manufacturers in New Hampshire account for 10.9 percent of the total output in the state, employing 9.9 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing […]
According to BizBuySell.com, small business transactions reached record highs in 2017, up 27 percent from 2016. “This year’s increase marks a noteworthy upward shift in the number of small businesses changing hands across America. For several years after the 2008-2009 Great Recession, sales volume remained low as small businesses struggled financially and capital for financing […]
Here’s a very interesting article by Ben Casselman in the NY Times, October 25, 2017 about the shifting job categories through automation and overall demographic changes. It lists the projected top 10 fastest-growing occupations from 2016 to 2026 and then the fastest-declining ones. Great information to know! Click here: “Experts Foresee a U.S. Work Force […]
Have you ever thought about entering the Wellness Industry? Or are you currently in it and wondering if you should reinvest in the industry? From these stats, it sure looks like it’s healthy and fairly recession proof. “Wellness is about making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining one’s well-being both physically and mentally. In recent years, […]
I read lots of articles on business and entrepreneurship and this one provides some interesting insights. The 3 Lessons: Talk to customers early and often Keep your focus on solving customers’ actual pain points. Always be iterating. Click here to read the article the full article and learn more about these three lessons in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Are you considering expanding your business in Portsmouth, NH? There are some great tax benefits available through the state’s Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program. Here’s an article about the program in the Portsmouth Herald: Downtown Businesses Eligible For Revitalization Tax Credits Also, if you are looking to start a business in Portsmouth, below is a […]
It’s great to see that not everyone is saying that all retail sales are heading online. This article in The New York Times references that “web-influenced sales in physical stores (when a consumer researches a product on a smartphone, for instance, and then buys in a store) are expected to account for an additional $1.3 […]
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