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New Hampshire District Office - August 12, 2022 

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Latest News and Training Opportunities for Veterans

President Biden Signs the PACT Act and Delivers on His Promise to America’s Veterans

The law, which Biden described as long overdue, caps a years-long battle to ensure treatment for chronic illnesses that veterans have blamed on burn pits, which were used to dispose of chemicals, tires, plastics, medical equipment and human waste on military bases. Estimates of affected troops run to 3.5 million. The PACT Act is a critical step forward to fulfill our nation’s sacred obligation to care for veterans. For veterans facing toxic exposure and surviving families and friends, the PACT Act is long overdue.

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Entrepreneurship Webinar for Veterans

August 16th


Join the VBOC of New England to explore entrepreneurship. Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Your hard work can provide several personal benefits such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and earning money doing something you enjoy. Your military connection is an asset, and your transferable skills can result in successful business ownership. We discuss if entrepreneurship is right for you!

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Boots to Business, Veterans

Boots to Business

August 24-25th


'Boots to Business' #Veteran #SmallBiz training is coming up on Aug 24-25th. Get the skills, knowledge, & resources you need. We show you the steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and funding options. Register TODAY.

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Veterans Business Outreach Centers are your one-stop shop for small business resources. Visit SBA dot gov slash VBOC.

New England Veteran Owned Business Symposium September 28


The New England Veterans Small Business Symposium will engage veterans and military spouses in a day of education, community, and resources.

Join the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), working in partnership with the US Small Business Administration, at the first New England Veterans Small Business Symposium. We will feature Veteran and Mil-Spouse small businesses, have workshops focused on business development and operations, and highlight Small Business Administration resource partners and programs.

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VETRN Announces its 2022 MBA Online Program For Veteran Small Business Owners and Family Members

Calling all Military Veteran Business Owners looking to grow your business.

2022 VETRN MBA Online program for the Fall of 2022 is expected to include 20 or more veteran small business owners and family members from across the country. This class starts our 8th year of the VETRN MBA training program, teaching veteran participants how to successfully grow their veteran owned small business.  To date, 90 veteran small business owners and family members have graduated from the VETRN program, with many successes and successful pivot stories to date. The VETRN MBA program is free of charge. For Inquiries contact VETRN at .

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Panelist Highlight for Take-Off Tips for BIPOC Small Business Hospitality Owners #BlackBusinessMonth

Jilan Hall-Johnson

Meet Jilan Hall-Johnson, owner of the Sassy Biscuit Company in Dover, military wife, and mother of three children. 

The Sassy Biscuit Co., a casual bruncherie with the motto, “Bringing Big City Living to Small Town Plates” is a place where guests are treated like family with food made from scratch. 

“The Sassy Biscuit is me,” says Jilan. “I really want people to feel like they’re eating at my home, because those were some of my fondest memories, eating around the kitchen table at my house or my grandparents’ house. So that aspect was very important to incorporate into who we were as a business.”

NH SBDC business advisor Warren Daniel has been a support of Jilan from the very beginning. “The SBDC has been our cheerleader and our biggest support,” comments Jilan. She adds “opening a business is not easy, it takes a village. The SBDC is a big part of that village. There are so many obstacles to overcome and so much you don’t know, the resources provided by the SBDC are essential to help you navigate them.” Read Jilans Story Here

Jilan will join other NH BIPOC hospitality business owners 

Take-Off Tips for BIPOC Small Business Hospitality Owners 

September 13, 9am - 1 pm 

The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester

The Community Driven Economic Empowerment program’s coalition members, NH Small Business Administration (SBA), NH Community Loan Fund, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC), Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) and NH Lodging Restaurant Association (NHLRA)want to connect with and hear from you and other hospitality small business owners from the BIPOC community across New Hampshire.

  • Listen to a panel of BIPOC hospitality business owners as they answer questions during a Q&A session. Voice your comments and ask questions before, during and after the panel discussion.
  • Find out what options, resources and assistance coalition members have available that meet your needs for you and your small business.
  • Help attendees, panelists and coalition members to better understand the current and past barriers your business faces in the economy.
  • Network before and after the informational session with other hospitality business owners, resource partners and more.


We're Hiring in Concord NH!-Apply by August 18th

Join the SBA team: Employment opportunities to support SBA's COVID-19 pandemic response

Are you looking for a rewarding federal career assisting NH small businesses with access to contracts, capital and technical assistance? 

Applications are currently being accepted for a Business Development Specialist to assist our team in developing small businesses through government contracting.  This position has growth potential.  Applications are due before August 18th, so apply today!

There are two postings to allow for applications from both non-federal employees and current federal employees:

Business Development Specialist, GS-1101-9, Concord, NH, Office of Field Operations – Region I. Open to the public. Responsible for providing information on the purpose of the 8(a) Business Development program, the eligibility requirements for participation in the 8(a)BD program and explains the application process.

Business Development Specialist, GS-1101-9, Concord, NH, Office of Field Operations – Region I. Open to Status Candidates and VEOA eligible candidates. Responsible for providing information on the purpose of the 8(a) Business Development program, the eligibility requirements for participation in the 8(a)BD program and explains the application process.

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:

Phone: 603-225-1400