Events ~ BIPOC Grants and More!!

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New Hampshire District Office - June 28, 2022 

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What others are doing to Help #SmallBiz

BFA Announces $61M in New Lending Programs for NH Businesses

The New Hampshire Business Finance Authority (BFA) is pleased to announce that New Hampshire has received $61 million in new funding to lend to Granite State businesses.   These new funds will allow New Hampshire companies greater access to financing in order to grow in the post-pandemic economy. 

“100% of these funds will be delivered directly to New Hampshire businesses in the form of loans, guarantees and access to capital through our local lending partners,” stated James Key-Wallace, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority.  “These funds offer an enormous opportunity for New Hampshire and will turbo-charge the BFA’s already successful programs that help companies grow and create high-quality jobs.”

“Small businesses are the backbone of our state and supporting their ability to innovate and grow is critical to our economy,” stated New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu. Read more here.

NH Business Finance Guide - Service Credit Union

In each issue, you will find topics that are relevant to being a business entrepreneur in New Hampshire, tips and tricks on how to be savvy with your business finances, celebrate the successes of fellow business owners across the state, see what our veteran business owners are up to, and so much more.

Branding: Making Your Mark in NH

Brand identity touches on many elements of a consumer's experience and leaves lasting impressions, from the look and ease of use of your website, to your business cards, to your online reviews. The impressions you leave behind matter to your future business success.

Read More Here 

NEW BEGINNINGS: Becoming a New Hampshire Entrepreneur

RESILIENCE: Succeeding in a Post-COVID Economy

IRS Small to Mid-Size 501(c)(3) Organization Workshop 

Keep your exempt organization in the know→ Charity leadership and volunteers should review the #IRS Small to Mid-Size 501(c)(3) Organization Workshop to better understand their tax benefits, limitations and expectations: 

After viewing each of the interactive presentations, your organizational leadership will understand the benefits, limitations and expectations for exempt organizations.

The PitchFork Challenge

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship created the PitchFork program in 2016 to coach business entrepreneurs to pitch their business investment opportunities on a quarterly basis to a room full of investors with the purpose to boost the startup rates in the Monadnock region. 

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 are coached to create a compelling pitch describing their business opportunity in pursuit of a cash award. Ultimately, one business winner will be chosen to receive a prize of $10,000 in cash for the rural small business track.

For more information 


Power Forward Small Business Grant

The Power Forward Small Business Grant program supports Black-owned small businesses throughout New England. Vistaprint, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, and the NAACP partner to fund and manage the award program. Eligible Black-owned businesses with between 1 and 25 employees can apply for grants of $25,000. This is a multi-round program, so awards are granted on a rolling basis.

Coalition to Back Black Businesses

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is a multi-year initiative co-founded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and four leading national Black business organizations to address the needs of businesses impacted by the pandemic and support their long-term growth. The coalition plans to distribute over $14 million in grants and other resources over the next four years. Eligible businesses can apply for $5,000 grants. And awardees also gain access to mentorship and training, plus the opportunity to apply for extra funding the following year. The annual program accepts applications each fall.

For more information

Capital One Business Grant Program

Capital One and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity are partnering to launch the Capital One Business grant program. The program supports Black-owned businesses with $10,000 grants, along with free resources in the Capital One’s Business Hub. The program officially launched this spring and will award funding on a rolling basis.

Annuity Freedom BIPOC Small Business Grant

Annuity Freedom created its BIPOC Small Business Grant program in response to the pandemic’s impact on BIPOC-owned businesses. They offer multiple grant opportunities, including marketing grants and micro-grants, which are awarded on a rolling basis.

Black Founder Startup Grant

The SoGal Foundation and its partners run The Black Founder Startup Grant program on a rolling basis. The organization provides grants of $10,000 to Black and multiracial women and nonbinary entrepreneurs. To qualify, founders must have a legally registered business and plan to seek investor financing.

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Phone: 603-225-1400


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