As we approach the winter months and with COVID case counts rising, the next few months are going to be critical to the survival of many of New Hampshire’s small businesses, according to reporting by Fred Kocher for WMUR.com.

Many New Hampshire small businesses expected that by now some stimulus and help from the federal government would be coming but the stimulus deals in the Congress and Senate appear stalled.

The Small Business Development Center has recently performed a survey of more than 1500 small businesses in the area and it revealed that more than 70 percent of businesses were confident that they would be able to continue for the next month, only 40 percent felt they could hold on for a year.

The upside is there may be some help coming in the form of education programs for small business owners to help them develop a resiliency plan going forward, according to reporting by WMUR.com.

The Small Business and Community Resiliency Academy will begin in the spring but are offering some important webinars in the meantime.  The NHSBDC.org is where to go for more information on the Small Business Community Resiliency Academy and their related webinars.

Any information that can help small businesses is needed and many of the expert services that NHSBDC offers are free of charge.

If you are a small business, check out their website for more information.  We are all in this together.