Technical Assistance to help your business thrive.
REDC offers free one-on-one technical assistance to start-ups and emerging New Hampshire companies, through strategic, financial, and marketing and design planning.
We want to see all our clients succeed. Making sure they are equipped with the right tools to grow their business is how we make that happen.
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
Exporting and importing support
Growing a business means showing your business in the best possible light. We help with that.
Our Design Advisor provides clients with assistance in developing a logo design, branding, marketing materials, social media development, and website development assistance.
Logo & Brand development
Graphic design of marketing
Website design & tutelage
Video creation and editing
Advice on photography
To set up a meeting with one of our advisors, please email REDC at , call 603.772.2655, or submit a contact form through our website to request a meeting. You will be asked to complete the first three sections of our Service Agreement, which can be downloaded here:
Advising meetings typically last one hour to one and one-half hours long and are completely free.
For design services, please note:
How much time we can offer each client is based on need and income level, as our mission of serving low- to moderate-income people is how we determine how much assistance we can give. We are able to offer graphic design and website design services to some clients that meet our criteria. Businesses who do not qualify for all services can still receive design advisement, resources, and recommendations from an initial meeting. REDC remains committed to helping as many businesses as possible while holding true to our mission.
Technical Assistance Examples
Zem Zem Mediterranean Restaurant
When Ali Shukur and Huda Hassan arrived from Iraq in 2009 with their daughters, they worked in Manchester, NH, at a restaurant and catering business. They decided to leave that business and start their own: Zem Zem Mediterranean Restaurant, a limited service Middle Eastern restaurant, specializing in cooking halal meat, delicious Mediterranean food, and baked goods. To do this, they needed alternative financing for equipment and working capital, which REDC provided, as well as technical assistance, logo, menu, and website design services. Since opening their doors in January 2019, Zem Zem Mediterranean Restaurant has developed a regular following from Middle Eastern immigrants, as well as local residents and business workers in the area.
Bri and Helen are trained herbalists, seasoned gardeners, brewers, and service industry veterans. They had a dream to produce vibrant fermented herbal beverages using their extensive understanding of growing and preparing medicinal and culinary plants stems from formal herbal trainings and ongoing practice as herbalists in the community.
They came to REDC initially for business advice and design services from REDC, Auspicious Brew is now a new REDC loan client. Funding provided to Auspicious Brew is for the purpose of renovations, equipment, and working capital, as they are preparing to open their unique kombucha brewery in Dover, NH.
Enna Chocolate is a business that was moving its operation from 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, and surpassed her $12,000 after just two weeks.
Akwaaba Ensenble - 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: “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.”
Dunk's Mushrooms Prodcuts & Foraging
Dunk's Mushrooms Products & Foraging received financing from REDC in the fall of 2019 for renovation and equipment costs in their commercial kitchen. Dunk's Mushrooms Products & Foraging is located in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Dunk's Mushrooms Products & Foraging offers mushroom cultivation, foraging, and wildcrafting. They grow gourmet mushrooms and offer wild foraged and mushroom-based products. Dunk's Mushrooms can be found in over 40+ restaurants, four cooperative food stores, and various farm stores. In addition to lending and business advice, REDC has provided Dunk's Mushrooms Products & Foraging with graphic design and website design, and helped to launch a new website and online store in the early spring of 2020. www.dunksmushrooms.com.