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SNHU - Calling All Foodtrepreneurs

Have your friends and family told you that you make the best ______ so often that you are thinking about starting

your own food business? You have the baking/cooking skills and now the CWBA & SNHU Business Faculty want to

make sure you understand the business basics before you launch your product line.


We understand that being a “foodie” does not necessarily equate to be a solid business owner.

This à la carte series is designed to help you determine if this is your right business venture or

introduce you tofood product basics to help you grow your business.


Food Passion to Food Business - September 15th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

This one hour session will provide you with the basics to help you determine if you want to turn your passion into a business.

CWBA Staff, MaryAnn Manoogian, and SNHU Culinary Staff, Chris DeCloux and Chef Vicki Connell will also share tips to help you

transition from a fun hobby to a profitable endeavor.


Navigating the Licensing Requirements – September 22nd 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Operating an enterprise in the food industry requires more than a business license. Join CWBA Business Staff, Amy Rodman,

and Royann Bossidy, Food Safety and Defense Specialist with NH’s State Food Protection Section to learn if you need a homesteader’s

or commercial license or no license at all. Presenters will also address labeling requirements.


Understanding Your Marketplace – September 29th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Family and friends may love your product but you need to know if enough consumers agree to make your business profitable.

To help you understand your market, CWBA Staff, Amy Rodman, and SNHU Culinary Faculty, Chef J. Desmond Keefe, will discuss the value of

identifying your niche, knowing your competitive landscape and how to use this information to help with pricing and sales.


Budgeting & Pricing Tips – October 6th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Determining your price is more than checking out your competition. CWBA Staff, Amy Rodman, and SNHU Culinary Staff, Chris DeCloux  

will help you understand the ins and outs of food product pricing, including determining the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for your product  

and other helpful budgeting tips.


Online Marketing – October 13th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Your website and social media profiles are important to your business because 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services.

Kyle Battis, President and Chief Marketing Strategist of NH Strategic Marketing, will provide you with professional insight

into your food business’ online presence.


Farmers Markets, Fairs & Festivals – October 20th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Participation in a farmers market, fair or festival can provide you with valuable market research as well as a local venue for sales.

Before you register for one of these venues, come listen to Charlie Reid, President of the Manchester Farmers Market and Nottingham farmer,

to learn the logistical pieces, requirements, and timing considerations needed to participate.


Going Wholesale – Tuesday, October 27th 3-5 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Salons A&B

$10 Members/$20 Non-Members

If the wholesale market is part of your strategic plan or you are just considering the concept, you won’t want to miss this 2-hour workshop.

Industry experts including Peter Telge, owner, Milly’s Tavern, will discuss issues to consider such as contracts, production,

packaging, distribution, wholesale pricing.


Show Us What You Got – Tuesday, November 10th 3-5 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Salons A&B

$10 Members/$20 Non-Members

Whether at a Farmers Market, speaking with a wholesaler, or marketing to a consumer, it all comes down to your selling technique.

This product pitch competition will give you an opportunity to display and demo your product to the SNHU community as well special guest judges.

Space is limited so don’t delay in registering for this two hour session. Feedback will be provided and prizes will be awarded.


Interested in all 8 workshops?

Members—sign up for all 8 at once for $50 and receive a free copy of The Pig & Me by Lindsay Frucci!

Non-Members—sign up for all 8 at once for $115 and save $15—that’s the equivalence of attending one workshop for free!



To register, visit


DNC Response to the Voters First Presidential Forum 

The DNC issued the following statement in response to tonight’s Voters First Presidential Forum:


"The policies of this Republican presidential field are all out-of-touch, all out-of-date, and all the same. Repeal Obamacare, reject comprehensive immigration reform, restrict access to women’s health clinics, and the list goes on and on. But this was just the preview. I’m sure Republicans will find many more ways they can hurt the middle class on Thursday night. Stay tuned.” –Holly Shulman, DNC National Press Secretary


First Principles - NH National Security Action Summit 





It's not too late to sign up!

Please note the time change.


Border security, illegal immigration, Iran, Shariah, the hollowing out of America's military, the vulnerability of our nation's power grid - these are topics that impact every family's life in America.


And now, in cooperation with The Center for Security Policy and High Frontier, FIRST PRINCIPLES is bringing in some of the nation's top experts and conservative leaders to talk to Granite Staters about these critical topics.


Who: John Guandolo,Founder of Understanding The Threat, Peter Huessy, President of GeoStrategic Analysis, U.S. Rep. Steve King, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, Frank Gaffney, President of Center for Security Policy, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Admiral James "Ace" Lyons (U.S. Navy, ret.), and more!

When: July 25, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

Where: SECRESC Conference Center, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH


Cost: $10, tickets purchased by clicking below, box lunch provided - Register today.   NO tickets will be available at the door.  ONLY ADVANCE REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE.


Get more details and get your tickets now by clicking here!


"At a time when Granite Staters are concerned about the looming threats to our borders, our communities and our homes, First Principles is honored to partner with the Center for Security Policy and High Frontier, to seek real answers and hope."  




Karen Testerman



P.S.  Please share this request with friends, family and church members.


SNHU - Death and Taxes


“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

Will Rogers


State and Federal Taxes Small Business Owners Should Know


Every year, the tax codes seems to change either at the state or federal level which is why our Back to Basics series ends with this valuable  

tax training. Kathryn Michaels, Esq., Merrill Barter, CPA, and Stephanie Leary, JD, CPA  will update you on some important 2015 tax laws

that can impact your small business and answer questions such as:


I am thinking of starting a business, are there tax implications as a sole proprietor, LLC, S corporation or C corporation?

I am a NH business, do I really need to pay attention to taxes when I conduct business in a neighboring state?

Can’t I just hire independent contractors to avoid payroll taxes?

Can software and cloud computing transactions be taxed?


We want you to know some of the basic state and federal tax issues in 2015 that can impact your business so you can effectively

communicate with your CPA to avoid unnecessary costs and trouble.



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


CWBANH - Making Your Hobby into a Business 


Encore Entrepreneur:

Making Your Hobby into a Business



to learn how to turn your hobby into a business.




Get answers to the questions you’ve always had:

  • · Is my product or service marketable?
  • · What are the steps to building my business?
  • · Which online presence is best for me?


Attend this free workshop to hear from business advisors and to learn

about free resources available in New Hampshire to help your business venture succeed.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St, Nashua, NH 03060

Cost: Free; registration is required.

Register here