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New Hampshire District Office- May 31, 2022 

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SBA Advocacy Roundtable on Access and Use of Digital Tools for Small Business

June 17, 2022

10:00am to Noon

UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

10 Garrison Ave., Durham, NH

 

The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, is holding a roundtable to hear from small businesses and advocates about their views on access to and use of digital tools. The use of digital tools is a key enabler for small businesses to innovate, grow and compete. 

The purpose of the listening sessions is to develop recommendations for U.S. and EU policymakers through the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) that will help accelerate small businesses access to and the uptake of digital technologies.

Get More Information and Register Here


Local Business Assistance

Calling all #SmallBiz in Belknap County

Need Assistance for your #Smallbiz? 

We've Got You Covered!

June 8th

2-3 pm

Franklin Savings Bank - Community Room

67 Laconia Rd., Tilton, NH

 

Small Businesses in Belknap County have the opportunity to connect with other local business owners as well as SBA and partners from NH SBDC, USDA, SCORE,  and Town Officials.

Join us for an overview of the programs and resources available to small businesses in the region and how important it is to improve the rural entrepreneurial environment in the Granite State.  We also want to hear from you!  Bring your ideas on how we can better serve the business community in the months ahead.

 

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

June 1 - Online

June 7 - in Littleton

June 14 - in Keene

June 16 - in Somersworth


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



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