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SNHU - October at the CWBA


Chase, Super Business Plan Dog, is coming to the rescue with great

programming this month! As Chase barks, “Whether you want to start or

grow your business, you need a plan.” 


Foodtrepreneur Series

Encore Entrepreneur: Making Your Hobby Into a Business

Women and Government Contracting: Demystifying the Process

If starting a food business is of interest to you or you want to grow your existing food business, this is the series for you.


10/6 - Budgeting & Pricing Tips

10/13 - Online Marketing

10/20 - Farmers Markets, Fairs & Festivals

10/27 - Going Wholesale


All are located at SNHU’s Hospitality Center on the Manchester Campus and all begin at 3 pm.


To register, visit

The CWBA has teamed up with AARP, SBA, and SCORE in organizing a Make Your Hobby a Business workshop.


Industry leaders will walk participants through the steps necessary in thinking about making a hobby into a business, including:

• Is your product or service marketable?

• How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor?


10/21 at Red River Theatres in Concord

6-8 pm


To register, visit

Join the CWBA, SBA and NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program for an overview and roundtable discussion to demystify the registration and certification processes and learn the first steps and strategies for success in exploring this market.


10/7 at SNHU’s Salem Campus 9-12 pm

10/28 at SNHU’s Portsmouth Campus 9-12 pm


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SNHU - IRS Form 8300 & Money Laundering




Do you know what an IRS Form 8300 is? Does your business or sole proprietorship receive a large cash payment (more than $10,000) from one buyer for a single or two or more related transactions? Do you want to avoid having the IRS suspect you of money laundering, terrorist financing or drug dealing? 

Join us on July 30th to learn about this requirement and other tax issues relevant to small business owners at our State and Federal Taxes Small Business Owners Should Know workshop. Our panel of experienced professionals from the law firm Rath, Young & Pignatelli and accounting firm Baker Newman Noyes, LLC will address bass-ic state and federal tax issues facing small business owners in New Hampshire. 

In the interim, you can read more about IRS Form 8300 on our website at and click the link under Taxes. 


When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Southern New Hampshire University, Nashua Campus, Room 3, 546 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063

Presenters: Kathryn H. Michaelis, Shareholder, Rath, Young & Pignatelli, PC; Merrill E. Barter, Tax Senior Manager, Baker Newman Noyes LLC; and Stephanie Leary, Tax Manager, Baker Newman Noyes LLC

Cost: Free CWBA Member(use coupon code MemberBasics at checkout); $10 Non-Member

Register Here:


Sponsored by:


Center for Women’s Business Advancement

Southern New Hampshire University

Madison House

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106

tel: 603.629.4697


NHDP - NH Senate GOP Cuts Critical Economic Priorities to Give Big Businesses More Tax Giveaways 

Business Tax Giveaways Would Cost More Than Continuing Medicaid Expansion

Concord, N.H. – Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee voted today to give big businesses more tax giveaways while making small businesses and middle class families pay the price.
Senate Republicans’ big business tax giveaways would cost $15 million in the next biennium, which is more than the cost of continuing the state’s successful Medicaid expansion program for 40,000 Granite Staters.
Not to mention that Senate Republicans have also proposed cutting more than $3 million from the Governor’s proposal for substance misuse treatment and defunding the state’s landmark mental health settlement.
“Senate Republicans are putting their majority at risk as they vote for more big business tax giveaways while cutting critical economic priorities and threatening health coverage for 40,000 Granite Staters,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “From cutting funding for substance misuse treatment to refusing to continue New Hampshire’s successful Medicaid expansion program, Senate Republicans’ budget proposal would hurt the health and economic wellbeing of our communities and undermine the state’s ability to lay the foundation of a new generation of economic growth.”


NH Senate Finance votes to grow jobs in New Hampshire 

Concord, NH – Today, the Senate Finance Committee voted to help increase job growth in New Hampshire by reducing the state’s Business Enterprise Tax and the Business Profits Tax, providing tax relief to business employing 95% of New Hampshire’s private sector workforce. The Committee voted to lower the BPT from 8.5% to 8.3%, and to reduce the BET from 0.75% to 0.725% in 2017. Both taxes would drop twice over the next four years, with the BPT ending at 7.9% and the BET at 0.675% by 2020.

The Senate Finance Committee also passed an increase for the Research and Development Tax Credit to $7 million dollars, more than tripling the amount available to businesses, as part of the budget proposal.

“We have done a great job in providing funding for the state’s most vulnerable citizens in this budget proposal by restoring cuts to Meals on Wheels, Service Link, the Development Disability Waitlist, and other critical services, while also maintaining a balanced budget that lives within our means.  While taking care of those most in need is a priority, it is also crucial that we help grow jobs in New Hampshire,” said Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem).  

“New Hampshire has some of the highest business taxes in the country and by reducing these rates, we expect to see Granite State business owners create new jobs and provide pay raises to their employees living and working here,” said Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), who sponsored legislation to reduce the Business Profits Tax and increase the Research and Development Tax Credit.

“Lowering business tax rates and increasing resources for businesses to conduct research and development initiatives will not only provide a much needed, long-term incentive for companies to grow their business in the State, but it will also drive the economy for more than 32,000 small business owners, and attract new businesses to move here. Overall, these critical business priorities will restore the strong foundation for an energized economy in the state of New Hampshire,” Bradley added.

“New Hampshire’s corporate taxes rank 48th in the country, and if we don’t lower them, we will soon be the highest in New England. That stifles economic growth, and the Senate has been committed to helping improve New Hampshire’s economy,” said Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford), prime sponsor of legislation lowering the Business Enterprise Tax.

“I am thankful for the Senate Finance Committee’s vote to include lower business tax rates in the Senate budget proposal, and for their support of creating jobs in the state. By making these reductions, we are allowing business owners to devote their resources to growing their businesses and creating new job opportunities,” Sanborn continued. 



House Finance Committee Gives Boost to Future Development in the North Country


Senate  Bill 30 Now Moves to the Full House for Approval




Concord—The future of tourism, job creation and development in the state’s North Country and other rural areas received a boost today when the Republican led House Finance committee unanimously approved a bill (SB 30) authorizing the Business Finance Authority to guarantee bonds for projects in unincorporated towns in New Hampshire.


While the legislation still must receive approval from the full House and the governor, Speaker Jasper called it a good step toward revitalizing the northern part of the state, “For those of us who campaigned on a platform of supporting policies that would create jobs and help our economy, this is an opportunity to fulfill that promise.  This legislation lays the foundation for new economic development in Coos county, where unemployment rates are highest in the State, and paves the way for similar growth opportunities in other rural areas,” said Speaker Jasper.


The bill extends the local option for municipal economic development and revitalization districts to include unincorporated places in addition to cities and towns.  Twenty-three of the twenty-five unincorporated places in the state are located in Coos county, with the other two located in Carroll and Grafton counties.


“There is no silver bullet when it comes to staving off economic hardship, but SB 30 gives the area a rock solid chance of reinventing itself with the state’s assistance, and bringing prosperity back to an economically challenged area of our state. I look forward to the day when the governor can sign this bill and economic development in our rural areas can move forward.,” added the speaker.


If the bill is passed and signed by the governor, it would allow projects in the unincorporated towns of the state to apply for bond guarantees through the normal state  Business Finance Authority (BFA) process, which would also require a full review and approval by the Governor.


The bill will come before the full House for a vote on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.