Resources for Small Business in Response to COVID-19

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act - March 30, 2020

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. See below for more information.

The email for businesses regarding questions on Emergency Order #17:

Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration for NH 

All the details including the joint press release, the loan application process, assistance for government contractors, and other resources can be found here

Small businesses looking for assistance should reach out to one of the following partners for help with things such as filling out paperwork, questions or even advice.  These partners include SCORE, NH Small Business Development Center, and the Center for Women & Enterprise (NH’s Women Business Center and Veterans Business Outreach Center).  You will find links to each of these partners at   

Since this is a very rapidly developing situation, to keep up to date on all activities effecting NH small businesses, please join our mailing list here.

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