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New Hampshire District Office – February 25, 2022 

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Statement by Administrator Guzman to the Government’s Approach to Strengthen America’s Supply Chains

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Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, released the following statement praising newly released action plans.

“Time and again, President Biden has put small businesses and entrepreneurs at the forefront of America’s economic recovery, delivering historic levels of job creation and new business applications while taking critical steps that will strengthen our small business supply chains and bring down costs for everyday Main Street,” said Administrator Guzman. “The SBA is working across the Federal Government—including with our colleagues from the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Energy, Homeland Security, Commerce and Health and Human Services—to ensure our 32.5 million small businesses and startups can get the resources they need to continue to innovate and deliver the products and services we depend on and need to enhance America’s global competitiveness.”

See Entire Press Release Here

Join Region One New England for a WOSB Certification Webinar

Women Owned Small Business Certification Information Session

March 1st – 10am-11:30am


Women-Owned Small Business Certification Program

Are you seeking WOSB/EDWOSB Certification for the first time?
Are you a self-certified WOSB/EDWOSB with or without active contracts?
Are you a third-party certified WOSB/EDWOSB?

For more information        

 Register Here 

Join us as we Celebrate Women’s History Month 

Illustration of three people and buildings with the following text, Women’s History Month. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

Tuesday, March 22 ~ 2pm-3:30pm


Hosted by:  NH SBA and the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE)

Women Business Owners Making it Happen

and Making a Difference


NH SBA & CWE-NH is proudly to recognizing the value that women entrepreneurs present to our great, growing economy. Women business owners have challenged the labor force everyday by driving innovation and technology by placing their small businesses on a global competitive playing field.

We are excited to share this virtual event with various Break out sessions for interactive learning. These sessions will teach, inspire and assist the needs of women-owned small businesses.

The break-out session topics will focus on

  • Financial Fitness 
  • Self-Care
  • Networking and Developing your Circle
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Customer Service

Each session will have a special guest speaker who is extremely well-versed in their topic.

Eventbrite Registration Here

Meet the Small Business Owners and Breakout Session Guest Speakers:

Amanda Grappone Osmer

Amanda Grappone Osmer – Grappone Automotive Group

Keynote Speaker

Amanda runs a family business that was founded 97 years ago by her great-grandfather. They have five franchises in Bow, with about 340 employees. Grappone Automotive is dedicated to building lifelong relationships by serving their team members, guests, and community with integrity, kindness and respect.

Sabrina Rando


Sabrina Rando – Prime Lifetime Services

Small Business Owner and Breakout Session Guest Speaker

Sabrina Rando, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience working with children and families to navigate life on the autism spectrum. As the Executive Director of Prime Lifetime Services, she spends her time supporting a team of behavior technicians as they teach children to communicate, play, and problem solve using the science of applied behavior analysis. 

Keri Laman

Keri Laman – Tidewater Catering

Small Business Owner

Keri proudly owns and operates a full service catering company, 7 cafes which 3 are open to the public and 4 are in colleges/businesses, a private event room, and 2 micro markets, all in Manchester.

Molly Brandt

Molly Brandt – Beadorable

Small Business Owner

Molly started making and selling hand-painted barrettes at age 12, and has been a creator and jewelry-maker ever since. In 2003, she dreamed up the jewelry and gift company, Beadorable, as a creative way to share and connect with others.  

19 years later, Beadorable has had several iterations and continues finding relevancy and purpose. This year, in 2022, she is creating a sister company, My Vibe, a jewelry brand with a more focused niche on helping and celebrating people along their healing and life journey.

Chandra Reber - Director of CWE NH

Chandra Reber – Director of NH Center for Women and Enterprise

Co-Host and  Breakout Session Guest Speaker

Chandra Reber has spent the past decade serving in the mental health field as an expressive arts counselor with a focus on serving women and other underserved groups. She is passionate about social justice and sustainability, and the empowerment of women. While Chandra works to develop her own entrepreneurial ideas, she is excited to apply her skills here with CWE, making clients feel welcome and helping to identify and fulfill their business/entrepreneurial needs.  

Heather Turner - SCORE

Heather Turner – SCORE

Breakout Session Guest Speaker

SCORE Small Business Mentor and also a keynote and educational speaker at conferences and association events around the country. Areas of Expertise include Business Plans / Startup Assistance, Marketing, Public Relations & Sales, Non-Profit, Operations, Strategy & Planning, Technology. Her Industry experience includes Accommodation & Food Services. Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services.


Hollis McGuire - NHSBDC


Hollis McGuire – NH SBDC  

Breakout Session Guest Speaker

Hollis has served NH SBDC Nashua area clients since 2004 as the Regional Director of the Nashua Region Office and now as a Business Advisor. With her assistance, client companies have collectively obtained over $100 million in funding.

Through her work, she has received many awards such as: the 2006 Outstanding Women in Business Award, a NH Woman of Achievement Award in 2009, the SBDC Service Excellence Award in 2010, and the 2015 NH State Star Award. 

NH SBDC’s new Pathway to Micro program


Create your own pathway to success
with NH SBDC’s new Pathway to Micro program!

Entrepreneurship is an alternative to fulltime employment that can offer you independence and flexibility. Starting a small business may sound daunting, but SBDC has a team of business advisors and educational resources to help you get started.

The Pathway to Micro program offers unemployed or under-employed individuals the opportunity to launch a micro business (1-5 employees) of their own. Participants get confidential, highly individualized business assistance at no cost. Specialized education offerings for participants will be rolled out this year.

For more information 

New Hampshire SBDC Launching Inclusivity Project.

Business New Hampshire Magazine (2/24) reports the New Hampshire SBDC “has created a comprehensive plan to reach more people of color interested in starting a business or solidifying one they already own.” SBDC State Director Liz Gray said, “SBDC’s Inclusivity Project is in the early stages. Our approach is intentional and purposely collaborative because we know working together is the way we can all be more successful in reaching entrepreneurs of color.” As part of the project, the SBDC will offer “more direct support for small business owners of color through individualized business advising, education and resources to help them start or grow their businesses” as well as creating “authentic partnerships with community leaders, groups and organizations to enhance communication and amplify SBDC’s outreach efforts.”

ICYMI our Celebration for Black History Month

Photos of four people with the following text, Black History Month. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

On February 15th, the NH SBA office, community leaders and 3 local small business owners joined to  Celebrate National Black History Month. 

In case you missed it (ICYMI) we have the recording here 

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:


Phone: 603-225-1400

Wednesday Weekly Webinar – Office Hours with the SBA 


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