Small Business Matchmaker Events

The next New Hampshire Small Business Matchmaker is Nov. 30.

Registration is now open at https://www.nhsbdc.org/

Each year, the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides companies with opportunities to meet face-to-face with small business specialists from government agencies, as well as with small business liaison officers (SBLOs) from large prime contractors.

NH PTAC clients are informed of these opportunities, which vary in size and structure, via email. Primary sponsors of these events include the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the Small Business Association of New England (SBA ne), the DoD Northeast Regional Council for Small Business Education and Advocacy (NERC), and the offices of the Congressional delegation.

Meet one-on-one with dozens of exhibitors and

  • Learn from the experts at breakout sessions;
  • Network with other small businesses;
  • Get on-site advice from a business mentor.

This conference is a joint effort to assist small businesses in pursuing government contracts and winning their fair share of federal and state contracting dollars. Sponsored by: NH SBDC, NH PTAC, SBA

Registration Fees:

Regular:          Nov 1-29       $70 per person;  $35 for Veterans
Day of Event:  Nov. 30         $85 per person;  $50 for Veterans


Exhibitors Registered To Date:

Pelican Products
Dept of Veteran Affairs
NSRDEC Army SBIR
Colt's Manufacturing Company
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
KMK Construction, Inc
Harris
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Charter Contracting Company, LLC
Sig Sauer
Dept. of Transportation (DOT), Small Business Transportation Resource Center, Northeast Region
Methuen Construction Company
New Hampshire National Guard
Naval Facilities Engineering Public Works Dept. Maine/Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Elbit America, Kollsman Inc.
Dept. of Transportation (DOT), Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Industrial Economics, Incorporated
LTC Partners
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory



NH PTAC will present the following workshops to help you prepare for, and follow up on, the Matchmaker Event.

Prepare for the Matchmaker: attend one of these workshops 'How to Prepare for the Matchmaker and Developing Your Capabilities Statement'!

Friday, November 9, 9:00-11:30
Nashua Community College, Room 104
505 Amherst St, Nashua

and

Tuesday, November 27, 9:00-11:30
Nashua Community College, Room 232
505 Amherst St, Nashua

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  •  Plan your day to maximize the opportunities;
  •  Conduct effective market research to identify your best targets;
  •  Make a strong, positive impression that plays from your strengths;
  •  Prepare a first-rate capabilities statement, the “must have” marketing literature.

Your Capabilities Statement is the most important piece of marketing literature for selling to government agencies and prime contractors. You have one chance to get it right! This workshop will review how to prepare a competent and engaging capabilities statement, and will conclude with one-on-one interactive review of your statement.

Click Here to register.


Following  Up on the Matchmaker

Now What? Tips for Effective Matchmaker Follow-Up Matchmakers open doors. Well-prepared companies usually have a great marketing experience. Sadly, many don’t realize the potential gains because the fail to follow up in an organized and appropriate way. We will provide specific ideas to timing and messaging for you follow-up with all categories of prospects. The workshop is scheduled as a follow up to give businesses the resources to maximize their gains made at Matchmaker.

Friday, December 7, 9:00-11:30
Nashua Community College, Room 104
505 Amherst St, Nashua

Click Here to register.

 

  
This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. We are also funded by the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and we operate as a program within the Division of Economic Development.