SCORE: The artist as entrepreneur

March 20, 5:30 p.m. at MAxT Makerspace, 49 Vose Farm Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458

Join acclaimed local artist Ann Trainor Domingue and SCORE for a discussion on the balancing act between being an artist and being an entrepreneur. Ann will tell you about her journey, what she’s learned along the way, and what she sees as ways the artist can be successful in the marketplace. This will fill up fast, so sign up today!


SCORE: Marketing, Marketing, Marketing

April 10 or 13: What’s the best way for my business to reach and attract customers? In this workshop, experienced business owners will explain what channels they found most effective, including social media marketing platforms.


April 10, 6 p.m. at Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., Derry, NH, 03038 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

April 13, 10 a.m., Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH, 03038. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SCORE: Advanced Facebook Techniques & Strategies for business

March 9, 9 a.m. at Black Forest Cafe, 212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH, 03031

Join Christine Halvorson, founder of Halvorson New Media, in this free workshop, sponsored by SCORE, and designed to provide insights and tips on getting the best results from your Facebook Business Page. A prerequisite to this workshop is to have at least some experience with using Facebook personally, and to have set up a Business Page.


SCORE: Finding the path to profitability

SEE BELOW FOR DATES, LOCATIONS: How much will it cost to start and operate my business? This workshop will focus on understanding the costs and expenses you will incur and how to do a financial plan. Consideration for setting prices and knowing what taxes to expect will also be covered.

  • March 6, 6 p.m. at Black Forest Cafe, 212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH, 03031 TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.
  • March 9, 10 a.m. at Merrimack Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH, 03054 TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.
  • April 17, 6 p.m. at Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St. Derry, NH, 03038 TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.
  • April 20, 10 a.m. at Derry Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH, 03038 TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

SBA: Financing your small business

WEBINAR: So you have an idea for an exciting new business venture. You’ve done your research and you’ve written a business plan. The next step is financing. Do you need $250,000 or less to start, grow or expand your small business? If your answer is a resounding “YES”, you don’t want to miss this training webinar. For small businesses, finding the right funding model in any economic climate can be challenging though it is vitally important. Whether you’re looking for start-up funds or capital to expand, securing funds is as tough as ever. The SBA is here to help. SBA works with lenders to provide loans to small businesses. SBA doesn’t lend money directly to small business owners. Instead, it sets guidelines for loans made by its partnering lenders, community development organizations, and micro-lending institutions. Join this webinar at 10:00 am on date you prefer (Tuesday, March 5, 12 or 19) to learn how SBA can help you find the money you need to finance your small business. The access information for this webinar will be forwarded to you prior to the webinar date by via email. Please be sure to check your junk/spam mail to ensure receipt of this needed information. Melanie Bryant, Lender Relations Specialist Email: Phone: 404-331-0131 .


Grow Your Business

Goldman Sachs is looking for New Hampshire business owners committed to growing their business. Applications are now being accepted for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program. According to the website: “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.”

For more information, including how to apply, click here. 

SCORE’s Transaction Planning 101 Workshop

Nov. 13, 2018: Concord Chamber of Commerce, 49 S. Main Street, Concord, NH at 6 p.m.

Whether you are buying, selling, or otherwise transferring ownership of a business, our partners at Orr and Reno will be on hand to help you learn how to prepare for the best possible outcome. Transitions are complicated, but SCORE can help you sort out the details. Click here for more information and to register.

Tax Basics for Small Business Owners

Nov. 14, 2018: Rivier University, Sylvia Trottier Hall, Room 230, Clement Street, Nashua, NH at 6 p.m.

Learn how to tackle your taxes from our friends at Melanson Heath. The tax experts will cover an overview of both federal and NH taxes, why entity selection matters, how to keep good books, what’s deductible, and how crossing state lines can impact your taxes. Learn how changes in the tax code may affect your company. Click here for more information and to register.