Sally Holder has been hired as a new business advisor with the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) working from offices in Belknap and Grafton Counties. She is one of nine professional and certified business advisors working in NH SBDC offices throughout the state.
NH SBDC business advisors help by providing professional advice on how to create a business plan, how to finance a business, how to improve operations and how to bring new products to market, for example.
Holder has a diverse business background, including as a vice president of finance, a tax accountant, small business consultant, database designer, and controller. Her work experiences involved various stages of business growth in the wholesale, construction, retail, light manufacturing and not-for-profit industries. Holder is a certified public accountant whose continuing education courses focused on tax-related and retirement plan issues, as well as being a Pro Advisor for QuickBooks Accounting and POS.
Holder has office hours in two locations for the convenience of clients. In Plymouth, her offices are with the Grafton County Economic Development Council, 131 Main Street. Business owners can meet with her there 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays or by appointment.
In Laconia, offices are located at 38 S. Main Street, where Sally’s office hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For either location, Sally can be reached at 603- 397-8404 or via email at Sally.Holder@unh.edu
Holder’s position is funded by a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a Community Development Block Grant from the Community Development Finance Authority. The Grafton County Economic Development Council and the Belknap County Economic Development Council are partners with the NH SBDC in providing business advising services in these two locations.