This online webinar will provide you, the small business owner, with critical information needed to thrive in the COVID-19 landscape. Small Business Day panels, featuring experts in their field, will focus on financing options; the latest COVID-19 stimulus program; tax and accounting pitfalls and opportunities; and legislative issues affecting employers.
8:00 am: Legislative Leadership Panel
A special panel featuring legislative leaders who will identify top small business issues they’ll be addressing during the 2021 legislative session. Panelists include: Speaker of the House Sherman Packard (confirmed), Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (confirmed), House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing (confirmed), and Senate President Chuck Morse (invited). This interactive session will allow you to get the latest information on key legislative proposals impacting the small business community.
9:00 am: Financing Options for Small Business
Learn about traditional and alternative (non-traditional) options for financing your small business from a panel of experts. Panelists: Amy Bassett, district director, NH Small Business Administration; Julie Glosner, Merrimack Valley regional director, NH SBDC; John Hamilton, acting president of economic opportunity, NH Community Loan Fund/Vested for Growth; and Mary Mattson, senior vice president, commercial banking team lead Manchester/Concord, Bangor Savings Bank. Moderated by Michael O’Reilly, senior vice president and commercial team lead, Bangor Savings Bank in NH.
10:00 am: The Bottom Line: Tax Implications of COVID-19 Stimulus Acts
This will be an interactive presentation allowing you to get answers to your specific issues from three of New Hampshire’s top CPAs. Topics to be discussed will include PPP loan forgiveness, deductibility of expenses, payroll tax credits, how Main Street Relief funds will be treated and more. Panelists: Kevin Kennedy, CPA, CFE, Maloney & Kennedy; Leslie Walker, CPA and Director, Mason + Rich; and Steve Lawlor, Principal, Nathan Wechsler. Moderated by Dave Juvet, senior vice president of public policy, BIA.
11:00 am: Liability and other COVID-19 Concerns for Small Businesses
This panel will explore pressing issues the pandemic has raised for small businesses like legal liability, and changes to paid family leave and paid sick time in the recently passed federal COVID-19 stimulus legislation. Panelists TBD.
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