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New Hampshire District Office – January 12, 2023

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SBA is Celebrating #NationalMentoringMonth

National Mentoring Month

Want to make the most of this National Mentoring Month?

  • SBA Resource Partner Events: The SBA co-hosts with our resource partners, a regular monthly schedule of online, in-person, and hybrid NH events. Whether your goal is to learn from an educational webinar or connect with a potential mentor at a networking event, there is something for you. Join us for an upcoming workshop. 
  • Call on an SBA resource partner to help you achieve your small business goals.

SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring to start-ups and existing small businesses

SCORE New Hampshire

  • Provides free business mentoring and advice.
  • Offers low or no cost local and online business training.
  • Shares free business resources, templates, and solutions 24/7 at score.org
  • Guides existing small business with online business assessment tool.
  • Offers virtual webinars for businesses in all regions.

Go online at SCORE and get started with a mentor for your #SmallBiz Today!

Check out local workshops here!

Volunteer With SCORE

They’re on a mission to help small businesses. Every day, their mentors help small business owners start, grow and achieve new levels of success. These volunteers are their lifeblood and the reason for that success.

Be part of something greater than yourself.

SCORE is the premier volunteer small business mentoring organization in America. By joining SCORE, you’ll contribute to business success in ways far beyond your current or past jobs.

Connect with thousands of wonderful peer volunteers across the country in our shared mission to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

Make a positive difference by helping entrepreneurs and small businesses by sharing your business expertise with those who are interested in starting or running their own business.

If you have the time and the desire to help the small business community, this is a way to extend the experience of being part of an organization doing worthwhile things.

#DYK SCORE NH was recognized nationally for their efforts highlighting both the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast Chapter. Both were ranked in the top 10 for customer service.


‘Thank You’ to our NH SCORE Mentors

Tom Duff

Thomas Duff Jr. – Mentor since 7/2/2012

Over the last 35 years, he has helped start several high-tech businesses. While his education is in engineering and marketing, he has a strong background in finance and manufacturing. He has written many business plans for different audiences and situations.

Client feedback ~ 

“Tom was just very knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy.”

“Tom is an excellent mentor – I can’t say enough about him. I will say this — he knows when to listen and when to talk. He’s a great listener.”  

William Taranovich - SCORE NH

William (Bill) Taranovich – Mentor since 8/6/2018 He has over 40 years of personal experience with startup, mergers and acquisitions. Bill understands the dynamics of family business as well as experience on what it takes to branch out on one’s own. He has a fundamental understanding of sales as well as human nature and what it takes to incentivize employees to perform to a very high level. This experience allowed him to start a business in 1991 with 2 employees and expand to 4 locations, 50 employees and $20,000,000 gross sales in 2018.

Client feedback ~ 

“William was very helpful. He listened to me, asked questions and treated me with the utmost respect. I really appreciated all his help. If ever I have questions, I know he will listen and be honest with his answer. I could tell he clearly loves giving back and helping and that made me feel comfortable.”

“SCORE has a ton of resources for small business honors which have proved to be invaluable. My mentor is great! He offers his perspective and experience and provides additional resources for me to look into.”

Karen Scott-Martinet NH SCORE Mentor

Karen Scott-Martinet -Mentor since 7/3/2017

Karen helps clients create strategies for success and continuity. She assists clients in developing small businesses for the future by focusing on resilience, emerging trends, and efficient operations. She has over 30 years of management and operational experience in areas such as accounting, information systems, training/teaching, business ownership, wholesale distribution, and more.

Client feedback ~ 

“Karen is simply wonderful. I walked away from our meeting feeling very confident. She has a great personality and was supportive of my goals. She provided all the tools I need at this juncture to move forward. She was generous with her time and made it clear she would be there for me moving forward when I needed her. She is a wonderful asset to SCORE. I appreciate SCORE so much.”

“I have so much to learn, and the mentor was great. I have more questions that I will ask as soon as I’m ready. I’m still processing much of what I’ve already learned. The mentor was super helpful and followed up with emails and links. She was great!”

Bryan Riddell NH SCORE Mentor

Bryan S. Riddell -Mentor since 12/26/2019

Bryan has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industry. He shares this knowledge with his clients assisting them in all areas of finance including accounting, audit, taxation, reporting, budgeting and more.

Client feedback ~ 

“Bryan is the great mentor that I was assigned to, he has lots of experience and asked great questions to understand my needs.”

“Bryan was great and he was very helpful, he answered all of my questions and was pleasant to deal with.”

SCORE #SmallBiz Success Story

Success Story

The success of ‘The Nest Family Café, LLC’ in Londonderry, NH is a shining example of SCORE’s mission to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. Read the story of success and see why owners Ryan and Jamie Getchell requested a SCORE mentor. SCORE mentor Ted Kolman was assigned to assist and according to the Getchell’s Ted’s coaching has been “instrumental” to their #Smallbiz Success. Read more here.

Join SCORE and SBA for an Online Workshop on Export Financing Solutions for Small Businesses

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Workshop to help your Business Grow into Exporting and Selling Internationally 

January 17 ~ 10am to 11am

Join an online workshop with SCORE Merrimack Valley and SBA New England Export Finance Manager and hear how selling internationally can help protect your bottom line from the ebbs and flows of one domestic market, while granting you access to more buyers. Learn about access to exporter resources, access to export grants, and access to capital to help your business enter the global marketplace! Export Financing Solutions for Small Businesses-SBA Export Workshop

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Ways to Connect with SBA New Hampshire:


Phone: 603-225-1400