Administrator Isabella Guzman Visits NH !!!

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8New Hampshire District Office - January 18, 2022 

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Welcome SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman

Administrator Isabella Guzman Visits NH


On Friday January 14th, New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich and NH DD Amy Bassett welcomed Administrator Isabella Guzman to New Hampshire. The visit was prompted by Congressman Chris Pappas who hosted a small business forum at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, a $2.9mm SVOG recipient.  Along with Administrator Guzman, Mayor Joyce Craig, RA Mike Vlacich, Greater Manchester Chamber Director Mike Skelton, DD Amy Bassett and DDD Rachael Roderick joined the forum where they heard from small businesses regarding the various SBA programs that helped them through the pandemic.  Earlier in the day Senator Maggie Hassan joined Congressman Pappas, Administrator Guzman, SBA NH DO staff and partners for a visit to Derry, NH  with a tour of SVOG recipient Derry Opera House and Grind Café a recipient of RRF, PPP, and EIDL.


At the Palace Theatre (L-R):  RA Vlacich; NH DD Bassett; Congressman Pappas; Administrator Guzman; DDD Rachael Roderick; EDS Miguel Moralez. 

NH Welcomes Administrator Isabel Guzman

We are Still Accepting Applications for NSBW Awards!!

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Jan. 28th ~ 3pm

We have extended the deadline for District Awards (below) until January 28th at 3pm

Please submit 2022 SBA New Hampshire Small Business Award applications here for the following award categories: -

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year
Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
Young Entrepreneur
Small Business Manufacturer
Homebased Business
Financial Services Champion

Criteria Here

Application Drop Box

For application guidance contact Cheryl Croto email: or by phone at 603-892-8901

Save the DATE!!

A Year in Review, Forecast for 2022~ and Meet your NH SBA Team

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Feb. 1  ~ 2-3pm

Eventbrite Registration Here

Join Tuesday Belanger of 'Tuesday Talks' as she introduces the New Hampshire SBA District Office staff and hear about all the great and amazing things that happened in 2021. The Year in Review will include statistical data from the number of loans issued, the various outreach efforts we completed, and the goals we have forecasted and planned to assist our NH small businesses in 2022.


NH SBA Celebrates Black History Month with 'Tuesday Talks'

Black History Month, National African American History Month

Feb 15 ~ 2:00-3:30pm

Lender Relations Specialist Tuesday Belanger of 'Tuesday Talks' will be joined by special guests to discuss the importance of Black History Month


As the NH SBA celebrates Black History Month, this year we will pay tribute and honor the men and women who have made impacts in our local communities. We will have some special guests (to be announced) from within the NH community to help us honor this special event. Be ready to have fun, learn and hear about what resources and tools are available to our minority-owned businesses. We will continue to encourage everyone to shop small, but also to shop minority-owned.

Be on the look out for the listing of special guests, as we will be adding to it.


**We will be adding a new portion for this event, we will allow for a 30-minute session at the end of panel discusses to allow any questions and/or comments. NH SBA officials and resource partners that are on the call will be available to help.

Boots to Business: Free, 2-Day Entrepreneurial Training for Veterans

Boots to Business, Veterans

Feb. 23-24 ~ 8:30 am - 4 pm

The SBA's Boots to Business is a two-step online training program introducing 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 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. Register here (go to the calendar and select Online Portsmouth, NS, ME).

For more information, contact Miguel Moralez at 603-225-1601 or via email.

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BEA - NH Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

SBIR/STTRAs a supporter of the FOSTER (Focused SBIR/STTR Teaching, Equity and Results) program a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative, NH PTAC is part of a support system for New Hampshire companies with R&D interests. FOSTER has mini-grants and free workshops to help make your SBIR/STTR efforts more productive. 

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Presented by: Brady Keene, MS, ASP, CHST Keene State College - Assistant Clinical Professor Workwise NH - Supervisor / Safety Consultant

The presentation will feature an introduction to “Safety Differently”, also known as Human and Organizational Performance and/ or New View Safety. Within the presentation, we will explore the fundamental principles behind Safety Differently as well as some of its most influential factors, such as Blue Line Black Line theory, pre-accident investigations, and more. Attendees can expect a practitioner’s approach to the presentation as it will be presented in a way that is simplistic, yet involved.

ONLINE Zoom Link

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Phone: 603-225-1400