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  • 2020 Business Resiliency Survey results



    Survey Results are In!



    NH SBDC, in partnership with the UNH Survey Center, conducted the 2020 Business Resiliency Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses throughout the Granite State.


    Fifty-six business organizations representing a wide range of industries partnered with the SBDC to ensure we heard from as many businesses as possible. We’re thrilled that 1,549 businesses from 172 towns and cities completed the survey.


    “The goal of the Business Resiliency Survey was to better understand the challenges and needs of NH businesses so we can more effectively help them recover, reopen and become more resilient,” said Liz Gray, SBDC state director. “We knew businesses were struggling but the survey data quantified the problems and gave us ideas on how we can best support companies going forward.”


    The survey also revealed new ideas and opportunities that businesses identified through the pandemic, including better communication with customers, partnerships with other small businesses, and new and expanded ways to do business, like eCommerce, take-out and curbside pickup. Most businesses plan to continue these changes going forward.


    Visit the 2020 Business Resiliency Survey Results page for Key Findings and a link to the abridged report.


    NH Self Employed Livelihood Fund



    Reminder: Deadline to apply for the Self-Employment Livelihood Fund is

    July 17th at 4pm!


    To be eligible a business must meet the following criteria:

    ·     Be located in NH

    ·     The owner must be the only employee

    ·     The business must be for-profit

    ·     The business can't be permanently closed, not including those that temporarily closed due to COVID-19

    ·     The business can't currently be in bankruptcy

    ·     The business must have had gross receipts in 2019 of less than $1 million


    Apply here


    Recovery, Reopening & Resilience Webinars


    “New Normal” Marketing

    for Vital Growth

    New Normal" Marketing for Vital Growth Webinar


    Get all in on marketing in a COVID-19 world: 

    Why you should be updating your marketing, and understanding your audiences’ new needs and habits.


    This webinar will push you to rethink and rework your marketing for today’s customers.


    Presented by SBDC Business Advisor Rita Toth


    July 14 | 10-11am

    Ask an Advisor Anything:Live Q&A on Recovery/Reopening/Resilience

    Ask an Advisor Anything Webinar-with Business Advisors-Vardhan Bajpai & Amy Bard


    What's keeping you up at night? We are here to answer your questions.


    SBDC business advisors Vardhan Bajpai and Amy Bard will be on this webinar to answer your questions on business management, recovery and resiliency, and other topics.


    Submit your question prior to the webinar or ask it live in the Chat.


    July 16th | 10am



    Presented by Business Advisor Chuck Gilboy

    Self-Employed: Tactics for Maximizing COVID Relief Programs - July 15 | 9am

    Are you a sole proprietor, independent contractor or a single member LLC and trying to figure out what relief programs are out there for you and your business? Maybe you know what they are but could use advice on whether you are eligible and on how to implement them. We will also cover details on the SELF program which expires FridayDon't miss this webinar!


    PPP Forgiveness - Changes under the Flexibility Act - July 15 |1pm

    We will share the most up to date PPP forgiveness rules, in preparation for you filling out your PPP forgiveness application. You will want to join this webinar If you have recently received a PPP loan or want a refresher because there have been so many changes along the way.





    Stay Connected


    Visit the SBDC COVID-19 website frequently as it’s being continually updated with new information.


    We’re here and want to help.





    NH SBDC is NH's premier business advising resource. SBDC's team of certified business advisors provides highly individualized, confidential advising and education at no cost to NH enterprises.



    Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA ) and through assistance provided by the State of New Hampshire. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics in conjunction with SBA, the State of NH (BEA), the University of NH, and the private sector.



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