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Guinta For Congress - Small Business Community Support for Guinta Grows!

Team Guinta is proud to release its 17th consecutive list of weekly endorsements.  This week’s release highlights another round of supporters from New Hampshire’s small business community.

This brings the total number of small businesses that have endorsed Frank Guinta’s candidacy to 75.  The Small Business Administration notes that small businesses in New Hampshire represent 96% of all employers in the state

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, their support, advice and confidence in our Team’s ability to work on their behalf is humbling.  Having started two companies myself, I can appreciate the difficulties they face. With the economy shrinking in the first quarter nationally, and NH slipping to 30th in the country with regard to doing business, now more than ever we need to focus on pro growth policies.  Jobs and the economy will continue to be one of my highest priorities.”

Ken Solinsky, Entrepreneur
Ray White, Cornerstone Benefits and Retirement Group
Joe Kelemen, North Colony Motel
Romeo Danais, Danais Realty Group, Partner
Bert Sell, Bert Sell and Company
Beverly Bruce, The Bruce Group
Bob Ness, Bob Ness Images LLC
Chuck Therrien, Independent Aflac Agent
Dan Dumaine, Dan Dumaine Private Investigator
Ed Mosca , Mosca Law Office
Faye Sell, Martinelli Travel Agency
Joe Guyton, The Guyton Group
Mark Neville, Neville Construction
Rusty McLear, Mill Falls
Steve Lewis, Steve Lewis Inc
Bob Nickerson, All Japanese Auto
Laura Morgan, Morgan's Record Management
Dick Danais, Danais Realty Group, Partner
Will Infantine, Aspen Insurance
Mike Nolan, Enzymatics
Robert Greemore, Bob's Sharp-All
Lou Gargiulo, Great North Property Management
Michael Hastings, Michael Hastings and Associates
Jim Ellis, James Ellis Trucking
Honorable Karen Hutchinson, Blue Eagle Realty

SNHU - Expand your QuickBooks Knowledge. 


Expand Your Knowledge!


Now that you have QuickBooks up and running, it's time to master analyzing financial reports and make better financial decisions. The Center for Women's Business Advancement and Southern New Hampshire University staff member, Bryan Bouchard are offering a workshop that will help you master QuickBooks. 

Workshop: Advanced QuickBooks

When: June 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Where: Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH. Webster Hall, room 118

CWBA Members: $15 Not-Yet Members: $25 

Register at



Scott Brown Gives Awards To Business Owners

 By Ed Pierce, Citizen of Laconia
May 31, 2014

U.S. Senate Republican candidate Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, stopped in at the resort on their way to an evening cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee to meet Hope and Cynthia and present them with "Women for Brown Hero Awards" to recognize their persistence in keeping their business strong in a challenging environment.

The "Women for Brown Hero Awards" are intended to single out women who are making contributions to the economy of New Hampshire, helping the community thrive and to build strong families in challenging times.


He praised Cynthia for her devotion to charitable causes such as the Land and Lake Poker Run and other charity motorcycle rides to support Easter Seals.

"Naswa Resorts opened in 1935 and the Makris Family has done an extraordinary job growing the business and contributing to New Hampshire's tourism industry," Brown said.


"It is unfair that Washington regulations are forcing Cynthia to make tough choices, and it is time for new leadership to reduce the size of government and to encourage entrepreneurial success for New Hampshire," Brown said.


Brown said he is keenly aware of what the Makris Family faces in trying to keep their business viable.


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SNHU - Don't Let Accounting Basics Frighten You! 

If accounting intimidates you, this is a workshop you don't want to miss!


With a little understanding, anyone can master the basics of accounting. 

Bryan Bouchard, a lecturer in the Accounting and Taxation department at Southern New Hampshire University will lead you through the terminology, systems and guidelines that need to be adhered to in order for your business to prosper.

Take the first step towards understanding the driver behind your business’ success by joining us for the Introduction to Accounting Basics workshop.

Workshop: Introduction to Accounting Basics

When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH

Members: $15.00  Non-Members: $25.00 


Center for Women’s Business Advancement
Southern New Hampshire University – Madison House

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045
603.629.4697 | 1.888.988.7778 |


Concord - In a desperate attempt to distract from her abysmal record, Senator Jeanne Shaheen released an ad today that tries to hide her support for the job-killing Obama-Shaheen policies that have damaged our economy.


"Jeanne Shaheen is desperate to distract from her abysmal economic record and her support for the failed Obama-Shaheen policies that have cost us jobs. As governor, Shaheen tried to destroy small businesses by imposing a disastrous sales tax. As a senator she voted to raise taxes on 2.1 million business owners and cast the deciding vote to impose ObamaCare's reckless tax hikes on job creators," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "New Hampshire job creators know that Senator Shaheen has been a disaster for small business, and they are ready to replace her with a responsible Republican in November."


Shaheen has also received poor ratings throughout career from leading business groups including the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.





The National Federation Of Independent Business


Shaheen Received A 45% Rating From The NFIB For The 112th Congress. (NFIB Website,, Accessed 5/9/14)


Shaheen Received A 27% Rating From The NFIB For The 111th Congress. (NFIB Website,, Accessed 5/9/14)


Shaheen Has A 43% Lifetime Rating From The Chamber Of Commerce


Shaheen Received A 50% Rating From The Chamber Of Commerce For 2013. (U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Website,, Accessed 5/9/14)


Shaheen Received A 45% Rating From The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council


Shaheen Received A 45% Rating From The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council For The 112th Congress. (SBE Website,, Accessed 5/9/14)


Shaheen Received A 15% Rating From The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council For The 111th Congress. (SBE Website,, Accessed 5/9/14)


Shaheen Voted To Raise Taxes On Small Businesses Earning Over $250,000


In July 2012, Shaheen Voted To Increase Taxes On Single Filers Making Over $200,000 And Joint Filers Making Over $250,000. "Passage of the bill that would extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for one year on taxable income of up to $200,000 for single filers or up to $250,000 for joint filers. The bill would set the tax rate for adjusted gross income above $250,000 at 33 percent and for adjusted gross income above $400,000 at 35 percent. It also would expand the child tax credit and extend the college tuition tax credit and the earned income tax credit. It would set tax rates for long-term capital gains and dividends at 20 percent. The bill also would allow a business property deduction of $250,000 and extend the alternative minimum tax provisions for 2012 income." (S. 3412, CQ Vote #184: Passed 51-48: R 0-46; D 50-1; I 1-1, 7/25/12, Shaheen Voted Yea)


Ernst & Young Determined The Tax Hike Would Impact 2.1 Million Business Owners


A 2012 Ernst & Young Study Determined Would Impact 2.1 Million Business Owners. "Commissioned by a host of pro-business advocacy groups, Ernst & Young conducted this latest study in an effort to predict the long-term economic impact of letting the top rates increase at year's end - and the findings stand in stark contrast to the repeated assurances from Democrats that their proposal would have minimal effect on small business owners. Researchers determined the plan would actually subject 2.1 million business owners to higher rates; specifically, those who pay pass-through taxes, like most partnerships, LLCs and S-Corporations." (J.D. Harrison, "Obama Plan To Lift Top Tax Rates Would Plague Millions Of Small Businesses, Study Warns," TheWashington Post, 7/17/12)


The Ernst & Young Predicted The Tax Increase Would Cost The United States An Estimated $200 Billion In Economic Output And 710,000 Jobs. "The result, less capital in the hands of business owners and diminished labor supply, would cost the United States an estimated $200 billion in economic output and 710,000 jobs." (J.D. Harrison, "Obama Plan To Lift Top Tax Rates Would Plague Millions Of Small Businesses, Study Warns," TheWashington Post, 7/17/12)


An NFIB Poll Showed 75 Percent Of Small Businesses Pay Taxes At The Individual Rate   

According To An NFIB Small Business Poll, 75 Percent Of Small Businesses . . . Must Pay Tax On Their Business Income At The Individual Rate. "According to an NFIB National Small Business Poll, 75 percent of small businesses are structured as pass-through entities (S corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships or partnerships) that must pay tax on their business income at the individual rate.  Most small businesses do not pay the corporate tax." (NFIB, Accessed 8/28/13)


"NFIB Advocates To Keep Tax Rates Low Because Of The Many Operational Challenges Small Business Owners Face. Many small business owners struggle to keep a steady cash flow, which is needed to not only run their business, but also support their families. One in five small businesses has a continuing cash-flow problem, a common challenge among businesses of all sizes." ( NFIB, Accessed 8/28/13)