**Please note, Universal Guidelines for COVID-19 are still in effect, even if your industry no longer has specific guidelines to follow.
Click here to watch a recent BIA webinar featuring D.J. Bennecourt of the Governor's office and NH Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards on the topic: What NH’s Universal Guidelines Mean for Your Business.

Click here for NH's COVID -19 Universal Guidelines.**

Business News, Resources
& Educational Webinars


2020 BIA Forum on Workforce Housing
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Available housing for working people in New Hampshire continues to impact economic growth and make it more difficult for employers to recruit and retain talent. In fact, if anything, the COVID-19 pandemic, which has slowed construction, has further constricting housing supply in many parts of the state leading to higher prices. BIA will be taking a closer look at the issue, legislative activity, and creative solutions that some communities and businesses are pursuing.

Our 2020 Housing Forum panelists are:
Mark Fougere, owner, Fougere Planning & Development
Chris Norwood, president, NAI Norwood Group
Chris Parker, assistant city manager, City of Dover
Elissa Margolin, executive director, Housing Action NH
John Randolph, co-owner, Harmony Homes
Margaret Randolph, co-owner, Harmony Homes
This webinar is made possible with generous financial support from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.
This webinar is no cost to BIA members, BIA Capitol Connect members, and partner members but registration is required. The registration fee for non-members is $25 or you may apply for BIA membership today and receive all the benefits, including access to all webinars for no cost.
BIA members, BIA Capitol Connect members, and partner members please click here to register.

Merrimack Valley SCORE Webinars

Restaurants, Prepping for the Winter, marketing and operations considerations
Nov 9, 10:30am- noon
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced restaurants to rethink their strategies, including how customers pay for their orders, operations, menus, staffing and marketing. We'll be taking a look at what's working and what hasn't been working for restaurants for the past few months and look at what restaurants can focus on to help their business into 2021. Register Here

Major HR Considerations for Small Business Owners With Employees 
Nov 12, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Recruiting, vetting, hiring, classifying (exempt/non-exempt, employee/contractor),managing and retaining are some of the major responsibilities that many small business owners face. if you would like to learn more about these areas, join us on Nov 12th to hear a current business owner and two HR professionals share their experience and advice.
In this free online workshop, you'll hear from Sabrina Rando, EdD BCBA LABA, owner of Prime Lifetime Services and two HR professionals who are SCORE volunteers.
Dr. Rando will explain her approach to recruiting and hiring as well as creating a positive work environment.
Dolores Alberghini, former VP of HR at a major local company, and Pat Moquin, former Senior VP of HR at a Fortune 500 company and practicing HR attorney, will clarify the laws on proper classificaion of employees and other common HR mistakes made by employers.
Although this workshop is free, Registration is required. You'll received a link to the Zoom meeting upon registering.

NH SBDC Upcoming Webinars

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
We’ll review eligibility guidelines and instructions for the Simpler and EZ applications.
If you don’t qualify for either one, we suggest you contact your SBDC advisor to help you fill out the Full application.
Presented by Chuck Gilboy, NH SBDC Business Advisor

NH SBA Upcoming Webinars

 No webinars this week.
But click here for:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources