New Business Advisor Now Available for Belknap County

LACONIA — Thanks to a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the US Department of Agriculture and a partnership with the NH Small Business Development Center, Belknap EDC now offers a professional small business advisor dedicated to Belknap County businesses 20 hours every week.

Sally Holder was recently hired by the NH Small Business Development Center to serve as the new business advisor for Belknap and Grafton Counties. Holder will be in the Belknap EDC office every Tuesday and Thursday and is available to meet with any local businesses that need assistance with planning, marketing, financing, or improving business operations and profitability. She can be reached via cell phone at (603) 397-8404 to set up an appointment.

Holder has a diverse business background, including Vice President of Finance, 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 certifications in QuickBooks and as a POS Advisor. Sally said, "My new position as a business advisor for Belknap County is very exciting and I welcome the opportunity to problem solve with existing company owners, help new businesses start, and create more jobs in our local economy."