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New Hampshire District Office - July 19, 2021

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Calling all #VETBIZ - Sign up TODAY

Operation Boots to Business

Boots to Business is a two-step training program developed to introduce Veterans and transitioning service members to business ownership. This 2-day workshop helps ensure that every participant has access to a standardized entrepreneurship training track and the small business resources in their local communities.  Any veteran, spouse and/or dependent children over 18 are welcome to participate! 

After completing the 2-day Boots to Business session, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local small business resources, and launch their small business. 

If you have any questions, please contact Miguel Moralez at 603-225-1601 or email miguel.moralez@sba.gov

Register Here

Online class to register for the training - please use this link:  


When you get to this link, go to the calendar and select: Online Portsmouth, NS, ME

Join the CWE & SBA on Exploring Small Business Resources

SBA resources partners: Helping you start, grow, or expand your business

This virtual workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them to start, grow, and expand their business. Topics covered will include: Technical Assistance Program,  SBA Loan Guarantee Program,  8(a) Business Development Program,  HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) Program, and Government Contracting Opportunities.

July 21st

10am - Join CWE and SBA

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources

What others are doing in #NH

Marketing Your Business

Social Media and More...

In business, social media is used to market products, promote brands, connect to current customers and foster new business. In terms of customer feedback, social media makes it easy to tell a company and everyone else about their experiences with that company, whether those experiences are good or bad. The business can also respond very quickly to both positive and negative feedback, attend to customer problems and maintain, regain or rebuild customer confidence. 


July 22nd

10am - Join Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) 

Social Media Marketing Intensive

12pm - Join Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) 

Instagram 101

1pm - Join SCORE 

The Million Dollar Marketer's Roadmap- How to Build a Solid Digital Marketing Foundation

Radically Rural Summit Coming Sept. 22-23rd in Keene with NH SBDC

The 'PitchFork Challenge

The NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) is proud to partner with The Hannah Grimes Center to offer this year's PitchFork Challenge!

The PitchFork Challenge provides money and momentum for local rural entrepreneurs to apply to be part of a business pitch competition. Over the summer local entrepreneurs can work with SBDC business advisors to create a compelling pitch describing their business opportunity. Ultimately, one business winner will be chosen to receive a prize of $10,000 in cash for the rural small business track.

If you have never pitched before and are nervous about talking about your business, do not worry! This is a supportive and friendly pitch competition. The PitchFork Challenge is a great opportunity to get your business name out to a wider audience, meet new people who are building a business, as well as other professionals who work to support small businesses, and an SBDC advisor can help you build your communication skills when pitching your business.

The deadline to apply is July 26, 2021, and the final, live pitch will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2021, as part of the Radically Rural Summit.

Learn more & apply

Dover CARES grant program to help small businesses with $3,000 grants

The city launched the Dover CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Support) program in April 2020, as a way to provide CARES Act relief dollars to eligible taxpayers, residents, businesses and nonprofits affected by the pandemic. The Dover CARES relief grant program is targeted to help small and growing businesses through grant funding. The grants offer up to $3,000 in assistance to qualifying businesses operating within Dover.

For more Information 

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Twitter: @SBA_NH

Phone: 603-225-1400