Small Biz Day at State House set by BIA
Strategies for securing business financing, tips for how to do business with the state and a look at this year's top policy issues as seen by the state's top legislators will be on the agenda of the Business and Industry Association's seventh annual Small Business Day at the State House event.The event, to be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Holiday Inn Concord, will be held in partnership with the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and local and regional chambers of commerce. Small Business Day is sponsored by Public Service of New Hampshire and media sponsor New Hampshire Business Review.The event will begin with a panel discussion featuring Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen and House Minority Leader Terie Norelli (expected). The panel will focus specifically on the top small business issues of 2012 and how state elected leaders will resolve them.Following that will be a presentation by Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Linda Hodgdon, who will explain how to do business with the state.Later, Department of Employment Security Commissioner Tara Reardon will discuss the recently enacted NH Working programs and how they can help small businesses find the right job applicants. She also will provide an overview of the Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau and the type of information available through ELMI and how small businesses might use it to their advantage.Also on the agenda, a representative from the Division of Economic Development will moderate a panel discussion, "Strategies for Financing Your Business."Gov. John Lynch has been invited to make closing remarks.The cost to attend Small Business Day at the State House is $15 per person and includes continental breakfast. To register, visit nhbia.org, Events or call 603-224-5388, ext. 116.