Hollis McGuire(Hour 1a, b)

(Hour 1a) Our guest host Jon DiPietro tested his conversation skills with Hollis McGuire, Nashua Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

McGuire described the 30-year program and their mission to assist NH businesses.  80% of the businesses they’ve counseled are successful.

They offer several courses and programs, including Live Free & Start.  All aimed at cultivating a better business climate in NH.

(Hour 1b) We discussed the obstacles facing businesses that are trying to get started.  McGuire addressed some of the regulatory and tax burdens that impede startups.  And growth.

Also, Green Chutes for NH.  Is manufacturing in green industries the safest bet in the Granite State?