Calendar of Events in Mt Washington Valley

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Many local events are either cancelled or postponed. Some have been reformatted to a virtual event. Please check with each individual business to confirm.

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MARCH 2021


March 8

SCORE -The Startup Roadmap - Day 1- So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Online using Zoom


When:  Monday, March 8, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

No Charge for this Event

This is the first of fifteen free online workshops, scheuled over a three week period, which are designed to give new or aspiring small business owners an understanding of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and the tools necessary to make that happen. 

In this first  workshop, SCORE Mentor and retired corporate executive, Dick Ver Eecke, will help you do a multi-faceted self-assessment to determine if you are ready to start your business and learn what a SCORE mentor can do to help. We’ll focus on the motivation, skills, finances, and support necessary to be successful and encourage you to set the goals for your business.

This first session will be offered at 10:00 am and again at 3:30 on Monday, March.8th.  Future sessions will be offered only once, but will be recorded for your convenience.

Registration is required for each session you would like to atttend. You'll receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration

Contact:  Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:  georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

To Register Click on Website Link belos:



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March 8

SCORE -The Startup Roadmap - Day 1- So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Online using Zoom

 


When:  Monday, March 8, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

No Charge for this Event.

This is the first of fifteen free online workshops, scheduled over a three week period, which are designed to give new or aspiring small business owners an understanding of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and the tools necessary to make that happen. 

In this first  workshop, SCORE Mentor and retired corporate executive, Dick Ver Eecke, will help you do a multi-faceted self-assessment to determine if you are ready to start your business and learn what a SCORE mentor can do to help. We’ll focus on the motivation, skills, finances, and support necessary to be successful and encourage you to set the goals for your business.

Contact:  Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

To Register Click on Website link below:



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March 9

SCORE - Taking Anxiety Out of Business Planning

Online using Zoom


When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

No charge for this Event

Take away a new tool to build and test your business model. Called the Business Model Canvas, a one page, simple, yet effective vehicle that enables you to envision, test and confirm the critical elements of your business idea and build a business plan.  In this second workshop in the series, a SCORE mentor will show you how to use this tool and demonstrate how other successful businesses have used it. You’ll also learn how to use a remarkable free database to learn who your competitors are and possibly identify some of your target customers. Presenter: Gene Calvano

Contact:Gene Calvano 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:  gene.calvano@scorevolunteer.org

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March 10

SCORE - What Can You Learn From Your Competition

Online using Zoom


When:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM EST

No Charge for this Event

What can your competitors teach you about your business or the market you’re thinking about entering? More than you think. In this free online workshop, SCORE Mentor Michael Sandman, will explain how to use competitive intelligence to help you start or run your small business.

This session will cover:

  • How your market operates
  • How other businesses in the same market compete
  • What you can learn from owners and employees of businesses like yours
  • How trade and professional associations can help

Presenter: Mike Sandman counsels clients in SCORE’s Boston office. Previously he had a career in composites manufacturing and then became a consultant in the field of competitive intelligence.

Contact: Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

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March 10

Jackson Art Studio: Beginner Landscape Painting via Zoom

via Zoom


In this three session beginner painting workshop, the focus of the class will be painting winter trees and snow in an impressionistic style building up the painting in layers. This class will take place over Zoom and be recorded should you miss a class or want to do it on your own.

We will start by sketching and investigating the shapes of different trees and how light creates the form. We will pay attention to the direction of the limbs, sky holes and the tree’s proportions to bring it to life and give it personality. Students will first work in just one neutral color, focusing on dark to light. There will then be instruction in mixing colors and how to sketch in paint using complimentary colors and building up layers. Students can work in oils or acrylics (the instructor will be using oils) with a limited palette of color and supplies that can be purchased at Michaels or online. Class size is limited to  12 students to allow for of individual attention. (This class is also open to high school students) There will be plenty of time to ask questions and feedback will be given along the way.

Wednesdays, Feb 24-March 10 (3 classes) 6:00-8:30pm  $165 (classes will be live but also recorded and students will get the recording emailed to them each week)



603 387 3463

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March 11

SCORE - Practical Tools to Identify Your Customers - it's easier than you think!

Online using Zoom


When:  Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

No Charge for this Event

Understanding the market landscape will help you minimize the risks associated with creating a new product or service. Identifying your customer in detail will allow you to focus your brand marketing efforts in the most cost-effective way possible. This is a vital step for any business to enjoy optimal success. One of our first tasks at WholeHearted was to identify our target audience. While a wide variety of people engage with WholeHearted, we needed to know exactly who to market our services to. In this session, Heather, David and Sarah will walk you through their journey in identifying potential customers and share the tools they used. They will showcase how easy the process was once they knew the right questions to ask. Unpacking their customer’s lifestyle, habits and needs made new product development a less stressful and more productive endeavor.

About WholeHearted:

WholeHearted was founded in 2020 amid the pandemic to offer a heart-centered community for personal growth. Our on-line community and courses empower people with awareness, clarity, and connection so they can experience unconditional love within themselves, with others and the world.

 Contact: Dick Ver Eecke 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:  dick.vereecke@scorevolunteer.org

To Register click on Website link below:



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March 12

SCORE - Making a Virtual Impression

Online using Zoom


When:  Friday, March 12, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

No Charge for this Event

As business owners, we must be able to communicate well to our customers, our teams and potential clients. Come find better ways to use technology in meetings and your communications.

In this interactive session we will learn how to use technology and then practice using the skills together with the facilitator.

You’ll learn:

  • A variety of technology tools, and tricks to getting the most out of each method.

  • When and how to use the different types of communication methods.

  • Empower your confidence in using technology

  • How to use technology to attract customers

About the Presenter:   Lorraine F. Connell is the owner of the New Hampshire based leadership consulting company, www.peers-not-fears.com.  A business that has been created to empower everyone to become strong leaders. Lorraine has been an educator for over 20 years, and is driven by her passion to inspire and empower all for a better tomorrow.

Contact:Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

To Register click on Website link below:

 



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March 13

Fire & Ice 3

North Conway


                  Cigar Shenanigans

                 Join us for Fire & Ice 3

Includes:  5 premium cigars, a day of guided ice fishing (includes equipment & warming tent), lunch

$100/pp limited space

603-307-1036/CigarShenanigans@gmail.com



603-307-1036

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March 15

SCORE - Business Model Canvas – Advanced

Online using Zoom


When:  Monday, March 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

Learn about how YOUR business model fits into various categories and how to test your ideas thru a customer development process. Prioritize your value proposition and get live feedback from workshop participants if you choose to give a 3-minute pitch.

 Learn how to classify your business hypothesis and come away with a checklist for doing a proper test. Learn how AIDA (Attention-Interest-Desire-Action) will help test your business model and provide valuable feedback. Then, will you “pivot” or “Persevere”?  Presenter: Gene Calvano - SCORE

Contact: Gene Calvano 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:  gene.calvano@scorevolunteer.org

To Register Click on Website link below:

 


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March 16

SCORE -Marketing 101

Online using Zoom


When:Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event

Now that you’ve thought about who your target customers are, how do you get their attention and interest? In this workshop, SCORE volunteer Heather Turner will provide an overview of the many aspects of marketing, or how to attract potential customers to your space...be it physical, virtual or digital.

Contact: Georgina Noriega
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

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March 17

SCORE - Next Level Branding Hacks to Promote Your Business Online

Online using Zoom


When:Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

Sometimes a brand works in the “real world” but fails when online. The digital world is vast and today’s customers are getting younger, more tech-savvy, and informed. Selling a product or service to consumers who are smarter than ever before is tough, challenging, and requires a higher level of creativity.

In this session, presented by digital marketing expert Juntae DeLane, you’ll learn advanced tips to create better digital branding which will improve your customer acquisition.

Some of the next level strategies being covered will include:

  • How to properly build a digital brand
  • Leveraging mico-moments on social media to increase visibility
  • The shift in consumer behavior that impacts your content strategy
  • Creating content that social media algorithms actually like
  • Why it’s no longer about products and services, it's about brands
  • How to shift from being transactional to experiential

Contact:  Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

To Register click on Website link below:

 

 



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March 18

SCORE - Do You Need an Operating Agreement? Most Likely You Do!

Online Using Zoom

 


When: Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event

An often asked question is:  If I am the only owner of my limited liability company, why do I need an operating agreement?  In this workshop,  you will learn the importance for a single member limited liability company (SMLLC) or a multiple member limited liability company (MMLLC) of having a written and signed Limited Liability Operating Agreement.  As approximately 70% of New Hampshire Limited Liability companies are a SMLLC, the focus will be on LLCs with one member.  However, the importance of LLCs with more than one member will be discussed.   We will also review the mandatory and discretionary provisions in an operating agreement under the New Hampshire statute.

This material will be presented by Carole A. Mansur, Esquire of Parnell, Michels & McKay, PLLC.

We'll also provide a brief overview of the different types of business structures and the tax implications of each.

Contact: Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

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March 19

SCORE - Marketing Your Business Online

Online using Zoom


When: Friday, March 19, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

In this workshop, you'll learn some best practices for building  a good website and  what social media is and how to use it.

Terrific for companies that want to get their feet wet in social media but don't know which platforms to use.

SCORE volunteer, Heather Turner ,will cover  the pros and cons of six major platforms  and which ones work best for what kind of markets, B2B and B2C. You'll learn what's new, what's hot and what has changed in the past year and  the importance of using and creating a content calendar.

Even compamies that have been using social media for their marketing can benefit from this workshop.

Contact: Heather Turner 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: heather.turner@scorevolunteer.org

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March 21

Mount Washington Valley Mr Pageant

virtual


This event is open to Mount Washington Valley men 18 and older.  Each contestant will represent a Mount Washington Valley Promotions member non-profit organization and the winner's organization will receive a $500 cash donation.

Registration deadlinme is February 15. Email valleypromotions@gmail.com for full details and registration form.

(Interviews, speeches and stroll will be done virtually in advance)



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March 22

SCORE: Overcoming Your Reluctance to Sell

Online using Zoom


When: Monday, March 22, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

Once you create awareness and attract potential customers to your business, how do you get them to buy?

Many business owners are concerned about being perceived as too pushy or aggressive and shy away from the necessity of selling, or go about it the wrong way.

In this workshop, three SCORE volunteers who have had successful careers, will share their tips and techniques for converting prospects to customers.

Contact: Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

To Register click on Website link below:



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March 23

SCORE - The Basics of Financial Management

Online using Zoom


When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event

Once you’ve done your market research, , we’ll help you determine what it will cost to start and operate your business; how much you’ll need to sell to make a profit; and how to use financial statements to manage your business.

Contact: Dick Ver Eecke
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: dick.vereecke@scorevolunteer.org

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March 24

SCORE - QuickBooks Online 101

Online using Zoom.

 


When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

earn why record keeping is important! Gain basic knowledge of QuickBooks Online.  Sign up to simply learn QuickBooks even if a complete newbie to the software. We teach QuickBooks from the beginning, regardless of experience.

QuickBooks Online is one option for your business when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting. This first session will cover why record keeping is important, an Introduction to QuickBooks Online, including how to navigate and set up a new business in QuickBooks. Learn how to simply set up customers, vendors, inventory items and employees. Presenter: Gene Calvano - SCORE

Contact: Gene Calvano 
Merrimack Valley SCORE
Email: gene.calvano@scorevolunteer.org
 

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March 25

SCORE - Where Can I Find the Funds I Need for My Business?

Online using Zoom


When: Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

In this free, online workshop, SCORE volunteer, Rick Dassatti, will explain the funding options available; walk you through the application process for a loan; explain the forms needed; and what a typical lender will be looking for. After attending this workshop, you should have all the information needed to apply.

Contact: Georgina Noriega
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

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March 26

SCORE - Resources Available to Help Small Business Owners

Online using Zoom


When: Friday, March 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

In this free, online workshop, Rachael Roderick, Deputy Director of the NH SBA office and representatives of the Center for Women and Enterprise, the SBDC, and SCORE will explain what resources their organizations offer to help start, manage and grow their business. Join us for what will be a very informative session.

Contact: Georgina Noriega 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email: georgina.noriega@scorevolunteer.org

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March 30

SCORE - QuickBooks Online 102

Online using Zoom


When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

No Charge for this Event.

earn how to connect Online Banking to QuickBooks Online and process customer and vendor transactions. Learn about month-end accounting procedures and how to generate the most important financial reports. Know exactly how your business is doing! 

Process customer transactions including customer invoices, sales receipts, entering customer payments and making bank deposits. Process vendor invoices and paying vendor bills. Learn how to reconcile your bank account at month-end and how to generate, review and understand the basic Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports. Presenter: Gene Calvano - SCORE

Contact: Gene Calvano 
Merrimack Valley SCORE

Email:gene.calvano@scorevolunteer.org

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