The REDC offers one-on-one business technical assistance to start-up and emerging companies and aspiring entrepreneurs in business plan development for strategic planning and financing purposes. Counseling can include discussing business plan development, business financials, partnerships, financial packaging recommendations, exporting and importing support, market research help, employee guidance, and marketing and graphic design services.
Advising meetings typically last one hour to one and one-half hours long and are completely free. To set up a meeting, please email REDC at , call 603.772.2655, or submit a contact form through our website here.
Our Business Advisor will review or help you start a business plan and financial planning. Counseling is also available for identifying lending partners, taxation, partnerships, agreements, job creation, and ongoing support post-financing.
Business plan development
Financial packaging recommendations
Exporting and importing support
The Design Advisor provides clients with assistance in developing a marketing strategy, logo design, brochure design, social media development, as well as website development assistance.
Logo & Brand development
Website design & tutelage
Video creation and editing
Advice on photography
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SPOTLIGHT
AKWAABA ENSEMBLE - THEO MARTEY
Theo Martey started working with REDC’s Business Advisors in 2016, receiving assistance with business planning, financial planning, logo design, and brochure design for The Akwaaba Traditional African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Theo was raised in Ghana, and came to the U.S. in 1999. He became a U.S. citizen in 2005 and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ghana.
Theo describes his experience with REDC as a positive one. “The technical assistance was very specific to my business and very helpful. My advisors’ guidance gave me a path to pursue additional opportunities and the confidence that I had for a solid business and marketing plan. I was able to define my marketing strategy and create a plan that I could work on. The Business Advisor helped me refine my ideas and thinking creatively about new ways to grow my business. The Design Advisor’s work was great; I had been using an outdated logo and they were able to redo my logo to provide an image that is modern and fresh. I could not believe they provided me all these great services.”
ENNA CHOCOLATE - ENNA GRAZIER
Enna Chocolate is a business that is moving from operating in the owner's house to a small factory in Epping, NH. Enna crafts chocolate entirely by hand in micro-batches using ethically sourced cacao. She came to REDC for business planning and was also in need of a marketing video for crowd-funding purposes through Indiegogo.
REDC's design advisor produced a video that helped Enna in raising money for equipment as she grows her business. To date, Enna Chocolate is 90% funded out of the $12,000 goal, after just two weeks. She is expected to exceed her funding goal shortly.
SHAPING GRAIN - KEN NOEL
In 2016, Ken Noel approached REDC for design assistance for Shaping Grain, his business as a woodworker, producing cutting boards, bottle openers, cheese platters, business card holders, and more, In need of a logo and website, REDC created a logo for Ken, and taught him how to use Wix.com, a website building platform, and helped him create a website for his business.
REDC also coached Ken on social media and how to take professional photos of his products, even on a budget. Today Ken has a high demand of custom orders and sells products in local stores.
REDC received warm words from Ken after the creation of his logo and website:"I want to express my thanks for your valuable guidance through this maze of setting up a new business. Your technical knowledge and positive support made me confident to get moving. Once I had the business started, I desperately needed help with a logo and your help was professional and more than I ever expected. I like how you took my ideas and gave me a starting point and then shaped with my feedback to reach exactly what I needed. I am proud of my logo and show it to everyone I see."