- The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is ready to help businesses navigate the challenges they face as a result of COVID-19, such as accessing loans, preparing for relief measures, addressing cash flow. For more info, visit SBDC’s COVID-19 Assistance page.
- The New Hampshire Departement of Business and Economic Affairs has posted a new resource guide with information for businesses in response to COVID-19.
- The US Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to assist small businesses, organizations, homeowners and renters undergoing financial stress. SBA also administers the Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses keep their workers on payroll.
- Governor Sununu announced that unemployment benefits will be provided to individuals impacted by Coronavirus. For instance, companies seeking to reduce staff hours 10-50% can apply through the Department of Employment Security’s WorkShare program to provide employee benefits.
- Startup Commons made its online content free due to COVID-19. Sign up for the free upcoming online training on cash-flow management during and after the pandemic. Register here.
- Businesses are also stepping up to share advice, one example is the Teatotaller Café in Somersworth, which just launched several initiatives with resources and recommendations for other small businesses on their website.
- Governor Sununu announced new guidelines allowing public boards, councils, and commissions to hold virtual meetings in compliance with the Right-to-Know Law. UNH Cooperative Extension can help direct municipalities to resources and guidance on holding effective virtual meetings.
- The Governor released guidelines for emergency responders and for law enforcement.
- The NH Municipal Association created a webpage listing COVID-19 Resources for Municipalities
- International City/County Management Association posted a Coronavirus Discussion Guide for Local Managers and a Leadership Guide for Before, During and After a Crisis.
- We know many of you have moved to virtual meetings. UNH Extension regularly holds meetings using Zoom. Here are our best practices for hosting a meeting and participating in a meeting.
1 Million Cups and Twin State Innovation are free monthly events, in Concord and Claremont respectively, to connect entrepreneurs with each other and their community, provide a space for them to tell their story, and help them collaborative solve the challenges they face. This month, these events will be going virtual. Join us on Zoom using the links below.
1 Million Cups: Wednesday April 1st, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
By computer or phone: unh.zoom.us/j/116672673
Or Dial-In: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 116 672 673
Twin State Innovation: Tuesday April 14th, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
By computer or phone: unh.zoom.us/j/268228647
Or Dial-in: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 268 228 647
"Best Practices for Effective Online Meetings" Free Webinar: Municipalities, businesses, organizations, and community groups are having to move to online meetings in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. Whether you are a host or a participant of an on-line meeting, this webinar will cover strategies you can use before and during on-line meetings to make them effective. Click on the links below if you would like to participate in one of two session we are offering, or if you would like us to send you a link to the recorded webinar.
April 3rd, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
April 10th, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM