Grafton County Firm with Global Reach

Meeting Andrew White, President of Comptus, out in the woods of NH proves that there is a lot going on.  Comptus is a leading producer of wind and environmental sensors, transmitters, and controls. The instruments are designed for commercial and industrial applications where accuracy, durability and reliability are crucial to compete in the market.  The primary markets that Comptus sells to include wind energy, environmental research, building automation, and crane and fountain controls.  

Comptus has applied for and been awarded SBA State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grants over the past few years, which is managed by the NH Office of International Commerce. The STEP Grant funding has helped Andrew to grow his business and have significant success in exporting. The STEP program in New Hampshire is structured to help businesses work through some of the critical aspects of exporting. Some of this help has allowed Andrew to travel to attend trade events and meet clients in countries like Jordan, Israel, The Netherlands, China, Turkey, Egypt, and most recently India. In addition, STEP Funding has helped with internationalizing his website, producing foreign language data sheets and attending a NH Trade mission to Turkey. Most importantly, it has directly helped with increasing his international sales from 7% in 2012 to 64% in 2019.

 

In conversation with Andrew, he reiterated that, “Without the SBA programs, Comptus (and I) would absolutely not be where we are today.” He encourages every small business owner to reach out and learn about programs that are available. “One of the benefits of having a small business in New Hampshire, is that program directors from every agency know each other and can direct you to resources you may not have heard about.”

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