It's Official...NH Reaches $1Billion Milestone - PPP has been Extended

New Hampshire District Office - March 31, 2021

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NH Reaches $1Billion Milestone - PPP Extension Act - Extends PPP until May 30th

Concord – The NH district office of the US Small Business Administration today announced reaching a milestone achieved in partnering with participating lenders to provide 12,000 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for an unprecedented $1 Billion since the federal government relaunched the
PPP in January 2021 for small businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations. When combined with 2020 results, over 37,000 PPP loans have been approved for nearly $3.6B in NH since the program launched on April 4th, 2020.

“The delivery of the Paycheck Protection Program at these levels has only been possible because of the strong commitment from NH lending institutions who have worked tirelessly with the SBA to provide this vital economic aid to NH small businesses,” said Amy Bassett, SBA district director for NH. "We’ve heard from countless business owners that the program has been critical to the survival of
their business and poises them for future growth.”

On March 30th, as President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021, and then providing an additional 30-day period for the SBA to process applications that are still pending, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, said: “Today, President Biden sent another strong message to America’s more than 30 million small business owners negatively impacted by the pandemic: help is here. By signing the PPP Extension Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act into law, the President is providing additional critical relief to the smallest of the small businesses – the mom-and-pop shops that line our Main Streets and keep our local and regional economies going.


“The leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, working with leaders of the House Small Business Committee, Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez, and Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer, Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux and Young Kim, and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Ben
Cardin, and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins, ensured a strong bipartisan vote to extend this critical relief to hard-hit small businesses. More than 8.2 million PPP loans have provided struggling small businesses with the relief they need to keep workers employed and make ends meets during this
pandemic. The SBA remains dedicated to reaching the heart and soul of the nation’s urban, rural, and low-income communities – the smallest businesses – and removing barriers to access this vital relief.”


For more information about SBA’s loan programs, financial assistance, and other services, visit www.sba.gov.


April Happenings!

Scoop up SBA resources for your small business

April 1st - Thursday

Monthly Workshop on SBA Programs & Services at Secretary of State  9am- SBA

Remote Business Skills in the COVID World – 9am - Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

SBA/CWE: HOT OFF THE PRESS! PPP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 30!- 11am – SBA Participating and CWE

April 2nd- Friday

Approaching Angel investors and Venture Capitalists, What You Need to Know – 2pm - SCORE

April 5th – Monday

Business Succession Planning: The Art of the Transition - 10am - SCORE

COVID-19 Tax Relief - The Employee Retention Tax Credit in 2020 and ... - 1pm– NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)

April 6th - Tuesday

New Hampshire Department of Labor and the USDOL presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinar- 9am – SBA

Web Accessibility and Fear-based Incentives: Turning No-Win to Win-Win - 10am – SCORE

Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy on a Budget - 12pm- Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

April 7th - Wednesday

SBA Webinar Wednesday - 9am– SBA

Small Business & Community Resiliency Academy – 9am- NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)

April 8th - Thursday

Mastering Your Digital Marketing (Advanced) - 4pm- Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

New Hampshire Department of Labor and the USDOL presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinar- 9am

April 9th – Friday

Reputation Management Gain More Positive Online Reviews and Manage the Negative Ones10am - SCORE

April 12th – Monday

Branding for Your Small Business - 5pm- Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

New Hampshire Department of Labor and the USDOL presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinar- 9am

April 14th - Wednesday

 SBA Webinar Wednesday - 9am- SBA

 April 15th – Thursday

Are You Spending Too Much on Shipping? Most Likely You Are!10am - SCORE

 Mastering Your Digital Marketing (Advanced) – 4pm- Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

April 16th – Friday

Logo Design 1012pm - SCORE

April 19th- Monday

New Hampshire Department of Labor and the USDOL presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinar- 9am

April 20th – Tuesday

Tuesday Talks - SBA Government Certifications10 am - SBA

April 21st - Wednesday

SBA Webinar Wednesday9am- SBA

 Small Business & Community Resiliency Academy – 9am- NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)

LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP: Small Business Marketing – 12pm - SCORE

Instagram and Instagram Stories: jazz up your business!2pm - SCORE

April 22nd – Thursday

Getting Started Using Facebook for Business2pm – SCORE

0905Mastering Your Digital Marketing (Advanced) – 4pm- Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

April 23rd - Friday

 PPP Forgiveness Applications: Eligibility and filling out the ... - 10am- NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)

Linkedin for Business10am – SCORE

April 27th- Tuesday

New Hampshire Department of Labor and the USDOL presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinar- 9am

LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP: Create Your Business Plan6pm - SCORE

April 28th - Wednesday

SBA Webinar Wednesday - 9am- SBA

April 29th – Thursday

New Hampshire Department of Labor and the USDOL presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinar- 9am

Advertising on Facebook and Instagram2pm - SCORE 

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Download a copy of the events here PDF


What Others are Doing


Micro - CV Grants

Helping Grafton County

small businesses prepare, recover and respond to COVID - 19.

Grafton Regional Development Corporation (GRDC)

 

Grafton Regional Development Corporation is proud to announce the availability of Covid-19 relief grants specifically for small businesses in Grafton County. Through the CARES Act, the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has made available grants of up to $2,500 for micro-enterprises (small businesses with fewer than five employees) to help prepare for, respond to, or recover from COVID-19.

These grants must be used by December 31, 2021, and can be put toward expenses such as:

Payroll

Utilities

Operational Costs

Property or Software Enhancements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

To learn more about this program click here

 


4/15 - IRS Tax Services & Filing Season Awareness Webinar

The IRS invites you to attend a filing season awareness webinar to learn about a variety of federal tax topics including:

  • Free tax preparation services
  • Stimulus / Economic Impact Payments
  • Recovery Rebate Credit
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Unemployment Benefits

The pandemic resulted in many tax changes. This FREE webinar help familiarize you with those changes and, if needed, help you obtain free tax preparation assistance. 

April 15, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 Join the meeting  

 


NH Department of Labor Presents the 2021 Labor Law Training Webinars

Upcoming webinars scheduled for 

3/31, 4/6, 4/8, 4/12, 4/19, 4/27, and 4/29

Register Here


SBA Ongoing Monthly EVENTS

Don’t FORGET to Register

Join us for our WEEKLY Wednesday Webinar for the latest on the all the SBA small business relief options.

Learn how the SBA and our resource partners can help.

REGISTER HERE

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Join us for our  MONTHLY SBA Programs and Resources along with the NH Secretary of State (SOS) Office for information on how to start, grow, expand, and recover your small business with an overview of the QuickStart program.   (first Thursday of every month 9-10:30am)

REGISTER HERE

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Join us for our MONTHLY 'Tuesday Talks' with Tuesday Belanger

This month: April 20th at 10am - SBA Government Certifications

REGISTER HERE


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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Websitewww.sba.gov/nh
EmailNewHampshire_DO@sba.gov
Twitter: @SBA_NH

Phone: 603-225-1400