Spring into some #SmallBiz Resources

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New Hampshire District Office - May 20, 2022 

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Federal & State Certifications for Minority Owned Small Businesses

May 24th

8:30am - 10:00am

Join us to learn about the benefits and requirements for these federal & state certifications and how to get started. The SBA together with the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the State of NH Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will provide you with information on how to become certified as a minority-owned small business.

  • Learn about the 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Learn about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

  • Learn about the resources available to help you navigate these programs

NH Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will give an overview of their programs and resources to assist businesses with the process of obtaining federal and state certifications and bidding on, and winning, government contracts.

Register Here 

Calling all #Vetrenpreneurs

National Military Appreciation Month

May 26th 



In Recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, we will be holding an in-person Veteran-Owned Small Business Roundtable at The Hotel Concord,  11 South Main Street, 3rd Floor, Concord, NH

If you are starting or growing your small business, this would be a great opportunity to learn about the wide variety of resources and funding opportunities available directly from representatives from the local SBA office as well as SCORE, the Center for Women & Enterprise, NH Small Business Development Center, and NH Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

For more information contact Miguel Moralez 603-225-1601 or by email miguel.moralez@sba.gov

Register Here

Local Business Assistance

Calling all #SmallBiz in Belknap County

June 8th



Collaborate and Network with Federal, State and Local Resources, at the Franklin Savings Bank,  Community Room, 67 Laconia Road, Tilton, NH 03276


Small Businesses in Belknap County have the opportunity to connect with partners from NH SBDC, USDA, SCORE, Town Officials, and MORE...

Join us for an overview of the SBA programs and services available to small businesses. Find out how SBA is committed to improving the rural entrepreneurial environment in the Granite State.

This event promises to be beneficial, helpful and informative for the small businesses in Belknap County. You will be able to connect with other small business owners, federal/state agencies and local organizations to help your small business grow or expand.  

Register Here


NH SBDC Resiliency Academy

NH SBDC Resiliency Academy

About the 2022 Academy

This is a three-session academy that includes an intro webinar, a SBDC-led small business resiliency plan virtual training and an in-person tour of NH communities highlighting small businesses and community leaders practicing the many aspects of resilience.

The Academy is free and designed for businesses, community leaders and volunteers, economic development professionals, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and anyone interested in small business and community resilience. More Information

9-11:00 am

May 25 - Online

June 1 - Online

June 7 - in Littleton

June 14 - in Keene

June 16 - in Somersworth

SBA NH 2022 Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year For NH and New England

Fritz Family Winners Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year For NH and New England

Fritz Family of Electrical Installations, LLC, 397 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough, NH is the SBA NH 2022 Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year For NH and New England

In October 1987, Charlie, Sr.  and Darlene Fritz started Electrical Installations (EII) from their garage. They began designing and manufacturing control panels while programming complex, state of the art control systems. 

As technology and regulations were evolving, and water and wastewater treatment plants began to need required upgrades, the automation and water treatment worlds merged. They identified the need for environmentally friendly automated process controls to ensure cleaner wastewater and purer drinking water. Today, Electrical Installations provides electrical services and automation for water and wastewater treatment facilities and provides electrical construction services for owners and general contractors throughout New England. The company has grown exponentially and currently includes nine Fritz family members.  All company employees have, and continue to be, considered part of the extended family.

Read Entire Success Story HERE


SBA NH 2022 Financial Services Champion

2022 NH Financial Services Champion - WEDCO

 Denise Roy-Palmer Wentworth Economic Development Corp. (WEDCO), Wolfeboro, NH is SBA NH 2022 Financial Services Champion 

Denise Roy-Palmer, Executive Director of the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) recently celebrated her 25th year with WEDCO. Over the course of her tenure, she has championed community and economic development in Strafford and Carroll Counties. Denise is a true advocate for the small businesses she serves.  She kept in close contact with her clients to help them navigate programs and find creative and innovative financial solutions during the pandemic. Over the years, she has facilitated and coordinated so many community and economic development projects that the true impact is immeasurable. Denise’s belief in small business owners and the importance of their success, has been her passion for her long-standing career.

Read Entire Success Story HERE

What others are doing to help #SmallBiz

GOFERR Grant - Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program

This program is open to New Hampshire based restaurants, and it is intended to aid primarily full service, eat-in, non-franchise small restaurants.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Have been operating prior to March 20, 2020;
  • Be actively paying Meals & Rooms taxes to the State as a food service establishment;
  • Have annual gross receipts, including all affiliates, at or below $20,000,000, in tax year 2021 or not exceed annual gross receipts per New Hampshire location of $5,000,000;
  • Be submitting expenses for only New Hampshire locations; and
  • Not be:
    • A national chain (locations in 3 or more states),
    • A national franchise (locations in 3 or more states),
    • Delivery or take out only, or
    • Primarily catering.

Each eligible applicant, providing detail and support for eligible expenditures, may receive an award of up to $15,000 per eligible location.

For more information about the Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment 

Application Period Closes on July 13, 2022, 4:00 P.M.

GOFERR - Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Program - all NH municipalities except for Dover, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Rochester 

Use of Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

According to the U.S. Treasury, the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide eligible local governments with a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, and more equitable economy as the country recovers. Recipients may use these funds to:

  • Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
  • Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
  • Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic, or up to Treasury’s 'standard allowance' of $10 million
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and storm water infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet

For more information on the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Program 

Dates & Timelines

eCoast Angels win UNH Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The eCoast Angel Network describes itself as “entrepreneur advocates.”

So it’s fitting that the startup investment group based on the New Hampshire Seacoast is this year’s winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

The award is part of the college’s Paul J. Holloway Prize, given each year to an entrepreneur and to a team of students with the best startup business idea.

More Information 

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