Celebrate Small Business Week

May 5th to May 11th


National Small Business Week is May 5th to 11th. The City of Portsmouth and its local partners will be hosting several events throughout this week to offer resources and networking opportunities to celebrate the contributions of its small businesses.

Vaughan Mall

Monday, May 6th - SCORE Small Business Marketing: Branding, Positioning and Campaigns


6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seacoast SCORE office
215 Commerce Way
Suite 420
Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Whether you 're just starting out or have been in business for a while, this interactive workshop will help you create a successful marketing plan. You'll learn how to develop your company's image, position your products and services in the market, and identify prospects who are most likely to make a purchase. Please see this link.


Tuesday, May 7th - Small Business Week Networking Breakfast


8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

Portsmouth Library's Levenson Room

Let's celebrate Small Business Week in Portsmouth! Join us for a casual networking event for local small business leaders, employees, and several local organizations that support them. And don't dread the early hour, there will be coffee, yogurt, granola, juice and more.

Representatives from the City of Portsmouth Economic Development Coalition, Seacoast SCORE, the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, Great Bay Community College, and the Small Business Administration will be there. You should come too! Please click here.

Wednesday, May 8th - Chamber Collaborative's Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Breakfast Series: State of the City with City Manager John Bohenko and Mayor Jack Blalock


8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Tuscan Kitchen
581 Lafayette Rd.

The Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Breakfast Series continues with the State of the City Address featuring Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock, City Manager John Bohenko, and School Superintendent Stephen Zadravec. They will address the business community on current and future projects that will be shaping our community for years to come.  Come prepared with questions and be ready for a lively and insightful conversation. Please click here for full details.

Wednesday, May 8th - Workshop: Drive Business Results with Google Ads livestream


Noon to 1 p.m.

Hilton Garden Room
Portsmouth Public Library

Hosted by the City, the Chamber Collaborative, Seacoast SCORE and Centrus Digital, click here to register. 

Wednesday, May 8th - SCORE's Digital Marketing Essentials: Websites, SEO, Social Media, Email Marketing, and More


2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Portsmouth Library's Levenson Room

Whether you're just starting out or have been in business for a while, this workshop will help you create an effective digital marketing strategy for your small business.  You'll learn how to develop a successful website that enhances your company's image and how to market using digital approaches that increase sales.

  • Build a successful small business website

  • Use search engine optimization (SEO) to increase website visits

  • Create effective email marketing and paid advertising campaigns

  • Increase the impact of social media with audience engagement

  • Sell products online using the latest ecommerce software

CONTACT: Jim Richmond, Presenter & Certified SCORE Mentor. Seacoast SCORE: 603-433-0575

Register here.

Thursday, May 9th - Chamber Collaborative's Small Business Week Celebration


5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cornerstone Westend
110 Brewery Lane

Join this celebration of the vibrant small business community that makes Portsmouth such a special place. Small business owners, employees, fans and friends can connect with one another at Cornerstone Westend. Complimentary appetizers will be served and a cash bar with a great craft beer and cocktail selection will be available, see details here.