Weekly Roundup: Business & Networking Events in Manchester, NH 12/30/17 - 1/6/18

by Pat Hammond on Friday, December 29, 2017

sba_screenshot12-29-17.jpgHave you ever wondered what exactly the Small Business Administration (SBA) can do for you?  Here's your chance to find what programs are available and how they can help you start and grow YOUR New Hampshire business!

What is the first thing people ask when you tell them you're starting a business?  "Did you check the SBA?"

If you're like most small business owners you shrug and say you're not planning on getting a loan.   But you know what? Loans are just a small part of the Small Business Administration's programs.

Their mission is to "aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation,"  and while some of that includes helping business owners find financing, it's just one piece of the SBA pie.  

In an effort to share information about SBA programs and resources, the New Hampshire district of the SBA is doing a monthly open house at the New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office, you know, where you go to register your business and trade name.   The next open house is next Thursday, January 4th from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 25 Capitol Street, 3rd Floor in Concord.

If you can't make next week, they will be there the first Thursday of every month through December 2018.  For more information please visit the SBA website: www.sba.gov or give them a call at 603-225-1400.  Don't be intimidated by the idea of calling a government agency.  I've met several of the people from our local SBA and they are super nice, very professional people who want nothing more than to connect you with the resources you need to succeed.  

Top Business & Networking Picks for 12/30/17 - 1/6/18

  1. Commercial Resources Group Networking Event - Hooksett  on Wednesday, January 3 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   at the Tap House - Hooksett, New England’s Tap House Grille, 1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH 
  1. SBA Programs and Services - Concord on Thursday, January 4 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Secretary of State - 25 Capitol Street, 3rd Floor - Concord, NH 
  1. CWE New Hampshire - Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - Nashua  on Thursday, January 4 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, CWE New Hampshire 30 Temple Street, Suite 610, Nashua, NH


For creative, science, and tech events, please see the weekly NH Creative, Science & Tech Events post, it comes out every Thursday.

Listed below are the events on next week's Business & Networking calendar.  I know I've said it before, but sometimes event organizers forget to update their group calendar and between the weather and the holiday there is always a chance that an event will be canceled.  If you RSVP most organizers will send an email to let you know when an event is canceled, but if you're unsure, please take a minute to contact the group organizer before heading out.

This Week's Business & Networking Events in Manchester, NH

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

7:45 AM - 9:30 AM   Manchester Meet and Connect, The New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades 7 Perimeter Road, Manchester, NH

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM   Gold Star Mill City Referral Group - Bedford, Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford 

4:45 PM - 7:45 PM    Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters, Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Vetworking - Manchester, Veterans and First Responder Health Care  1750 Elm St  Manchester, NH 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

          12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Horseshoe Pond Toastmasters - Concord, Building 2, 2nd Floor Two Delta Drive Concord, NH

          4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Spanish Conversation Group Manchester, NH, Panera Bread 52 March Avenue, Manchester, NH

redarrow.png 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Commercial Resources Group Networking Event at the Tap House - Hooksett, New England’s Tap House Grille - 1292 Hooksett Road - Hooksett, NH 

          4:00 PM - 7:00 PM   Manchester Community College Open House, Manchester Community College 1066 Front Street Manchester, NH

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM   Concord Stock Investing Meetup, The Draft Sports Bar & Grill 67 South Main Street, Concord, NH

Thursday, January 4, 2018

          7:00 AM - 8:30 AM   Millyard Toastmasters - Manchester, Eversource Energy Park at 780 No. Commercial Street, Manchester

          8:30 AM - 9:00 AM   Gold Star Manchester Business Network - Bedford, Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford

redarrow.png9:00 AM - 10:30 AM SBA Programs and Services - Concord, Secretary of State - 25 Capitol Street, 3rd Floor - Concord, NH 

redarrow.png11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  CWE New Hampshire - Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? - Nashua, CWE New Hampshire 30 Temple Street, Suite 610, Nashua, NH

          11:45 AM - 1:00 PM  Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce: Lunch & Learn: Building Resilience in the Workplace, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce 49 South Main Street, Concord, NH

          4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  NHTI - Concord Open House,NHTI, Concord's Community College, 31 College Dr, Concord, NH 

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Toastmasters of Manchester, Manchester Community College, Room #Main 240 1066 Front Street Manchester, NH

Friday, January 5, 2018

          8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Contoocook River Business Club - Hopkinton, Contoocook Railroad Depot 896 Main Street, Hopkinton


The Weekly Roundup is a listing of upcoming business and networking events in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua, New Hampshire. It includes Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) networking events, as well as local business groups, free and paid business training, workshops, and seminars. 

For more information about upcoming business and networking events please visit the Queen City Buzz Events Calendar

If you would like your event included in the calendar, please send an email to buzz@queencity.buzz -- subject line "Events"