May Happenings and Events

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New Hampshire District Office - May 16, 2022 

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ICYMI - SBA NH #NSBW Award Ceremony

2022 NH Small Business Award Winners

New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich, NH District Director Amy Bassett, DDD Rachael Roderick co-hosted with NH Bankers Association

The 2022 NH #SmallBiz winners represented small businesses who have used many different SBA programs, and operate in a wide variety of industries. Each of these winners was selected for the growth, innovation, and community contributions of their business.

SBA NH 2022 NSBW Winners


Deadline Today

COVID-19 EIDL Update:  Approved borrowers that have not signed their loan closing documents must do so by May 16, 2022, or will face delayed disbursement or possible loss of funding. The COVID-19 EIDL portal (, also known as the "RAPID portal") will close on May 16, 2022. Borrowers should download their loan documents from the portal prior to this date. 

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HUB ZONE Information Session in Newport NH - Tomorrow 5/17

Join us to hear from SBA and our valued partners at SCORE and the NH Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) on what they can do to help your business get to the next level!

Tuesday May 17th
Sugar River Bank – Community Room
10 North Main Street, Newport, NH

Learn about the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program and the benefits and requirements for this SBA certification and how it can help your business when marketing to the federal government and its prime contractors. Also hear from SBA representatives and SCORE advisors about counseling and funding options for your small business.


Register Here

World Trade Month

Join us for a Celebration of World Trade Month!


SBA Grants, Counseling, and Financing to Facilitate Global Market Sales


May 17, 2022

1:00- 2:00 PM


As we emerge from a global pandemic, demand for U.S. products and services is on the rise.  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has resources that can help you take advantage of these opportunities.

This webinar will feature three successful small business exporters that have utilized Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counseling and SBA export promotion resources to grow global sales.

Whether you are new to export or currently exporting and looking to grow your sales, this webinar is for you!

There is no cost for the webinar, but advance registration is required. 


 Attendees will:

  • Be inspired by successful exporters who have effectively tapped SBA resources for increasing global sales
  • Learn about grant funds and financing options to support global expansion
  • Gain insight on available export promotion counseling and other resources to help you achieve success in the global marketplace


SBA NH - SCORE - CWE - NH SBDC - May Events and Happenings

May 16 – Monday

Business Plan Basics for Veterans – 9am - Veteran's Business Outreach Center

10 Sessions to a Business Plan – 11am - Women's Business Center

May 17 – Tuesday

Business Plan Basics – 9am - Center for Women & Enterprise

Business Planning: Getting to Your First Sale (10 Wk Course) – 5:30pm - Center for Women & Enterprise

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program – 1:00pm – SBA, PTAC – In Person Newport, NH

May 18 – Wednesday

Boots to Business two day entrepreneurial education and training ... – 8:30am – SBA

Social Media Office Hours – 12pm - Center for Women & Enterprise

Getting Certified as a Women Owned Business – 8:30am – SBA, PTAC

May 19 – Thursday

Boots to Business two day entrepreneurial education and training ... – 8:30 – SBA

Story Circle: Use story for guided reflection – 11:30am - Center for Women & Enterprise

SBA Programs and Services and Information on the HUBZone ... – 1pm – SBA

May 24 – Tuesday

Legal Considerations for Starting a Business – 9am - Center for Women & Enterprise

Getting Certified as a Small Disadvantaged - Owned Business – 8:30am – SBA, PTAC

Export Readiness for Your Small Business on Tuesday Talks – 2pm - SBA

May 25- Wednesday

2022 Resiliency Academy Session 1: Introduction to Small Business ... – 9am – Small Business Development Center

May 26 – Thursday

Sort it out: Organize your storytelling communications calendar – 11:30am – SBA

Veterans and Spouses Owners Small Business Roundtable – 1pm - SBA

May 31 – Tuesday

Exploring Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources - 9am - Center for Women & Enterprise


 Download the PDF Here

Contracting Assistance Programs

Getting Certified as a Small Disadvantaged-Owned Business

Have you ever wondered what certifications make sense for your business?

 Wednesday May 24th


 Register Here

Join us to learn about the benefits and requirements for these federal & state certifications and how to get started.

Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned Business

Have you ever wondered what certifications make sense for your business?


Wednesday May 18th


Register Here

Join us to learn about the benefits and requirements for these federal & state certifications and how to get started.


Calling all Veterans - Join us for Boots to Business

May 18th and 19th


Boots to Business is a two-step FREE 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.

Register Here

If you have any questions, please contact Miguel Moralez at 603-225-1601 or email

Veterans, let us serve you. SBA can help your small business start, grow, expand and recover.

Join the NH SBA for a Veteran Roundtable Event at the Hotel Concord

May 26th

Thursday, May 26th
Hotel Concord
11 South Main Street, 3rd Floor
1:00-2:30 p.m.

As part of our recognition of Military Appreciation Month, we will be honoring U.S. military veterans and spouse with a Veterans Roundtable. Veterans and spouses deserve to live the American Dream they helped defend, and the SBA is committed to ensuring that veterans have every opportunity to succeed as business owners.

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and other available resources from the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center, SCORE, NH Small Business Development Center, NH Procurement Technical Assistance, Business and Economic Affairs will be on-hand to give you a short overview of how they can help your business access the counseling, capital or contracts your business needs.

This local network of resources is available to small business at all stages and offers free confidential business counseling, no or low-cost training programs and other networking opportunities. The session will run for 1 1/2 hours and will include time for us to hear from you -- the veteran business owner -- about the needs you face and how we can help your business.

Register Here

What others are doing to Help #SmallBiz

2022 Small Business National Virtual Conference 

May18 through May 20

For the 2022 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 2022 Access to Success (A2S) Small Business National Virtual Conference- "Pathway to Small Business Success: Modernize, Innovate, Integrate, Motivate."

What will you find at this free, small business conference?

  • Business-critical keynote presentations designed to accelerate small business growth given by incredible speakers
  • Insightful webinars, panel discussions, and workshops delivered by government and industry experts.
  • A full day of one-on-one matchmaking with HHS representatives, prime contractors, financial institutions, and others
  • Opportunities to network and connect and learn key strategies on how the government buys goods and services from American businesses 

If you are looking to grow your small business, this FREE small business conference is for you!

Register Here

Newest Program from GOFERR is LIVE

Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program

The Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program provides awards to local restaurants seeking reimbursement for eligible equipment, infrastructure, and technology purchases up to an award cap of $15,000. This program is intended to help address workforce issues, consumer expectations, and overall restaurant safety challenges experienced by small, local restaurants across New Hampshire due to COVID-19.

The program is open now! Application deadline is July 13, 2022.

Learn more here.

2022 WomensNet’s Grants

WomensNet funds several women business grants throughout the year — $450,000 worth! To be considered for all these grants, you only need to fill out one application.  Apply today for the $25,000 Amber Grant

Whether you’re starting or growing a business, WomensNet can help.

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Phone: 603-225-1400


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