How To Start A Business In New Hampshire

Entrepreneurship in New Hampshire

Opening In New Hampshire

New Hampshire natives have invented everyday objects from alarm clocks to steam ships. In fact, it was the first state to start a credit union. It's no wonder so many great entrepreneurs have come from New Hampshire.



With people like Rick Cohen (CEO of C & S Wholesale Grocers), and Robert Goldstein (CEO of Single Digits Inc.) to look up to, the people of New Hampshire love to lead entrepreneurial teams that change the world.



Home to the famed Dartmouth University and the beautiful Mount Washington, the granite state is a great place to start your small business.



Registering Your Business

Registering In New Hampshire

Registering your business is one of the first steps to success.



And with New Hampshire’s 100 dollar fee for starting an LLC, it's important you get it right.



Decide what kind of model is right for you (LLP, LLC, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship). Most small businesses start with an LLC. If you’d like an LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp done for you, we’d be happy to do that on your behalf.

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Market Analysis

Analyzing New Hampshire's Market

Before you start your business, look around to understand the market in New Hampshire.



With an abundance of rich natural resources, New Hampshire has a ton of business potential.



According to, New Hampshire ranks an awesome 9th for the overall best tax rank, and a staggering 2nd for the best property tax.



Competitor Analysis

Another good way to understand New Hampshire’s market is to visit your local Chambers of Commerce.

Chambers of Commerce


You can use your local chamber of commerce to identify opportunities and threats in your local community. It’s a great way to get started on the bottom 2 quadrants of your SWOT analysis.


We’d recommend looking through it and identifying competitors in your industry, and identify the points of parity you need to live up to, and how to better leverage your points of differentiation.


Labor Statistics

New Hampshire is full of hard working people that can be amazing assets to your company.


Unemployment rate in New Hampshire:


Information from New


Average annual salary in New Hampshire:

65,421 dollars

31.45 dollars an hour

Information from Zip Recruiter


Education levels for residents of 25 and older:

High school degree or higher:



Bachelor degree or higher:



Information from World Population Review

Housing Market

Price index yearly growth: 19.02%


Medium house price: 261,700 dollars

National average house price: 269,039 dollars


General Advice

General Info For New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a unique place to start a business. We hope that the resources and points we brought up here will help you start a business there.


If you’d like to dive deeper into how to start a business, check out our much longer article How To Start A Business. Use both of them to get started on the right foot from day one.

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