Startup Lab at Hannah Grimes: From Idea to Successful Business

Make this year the year that you transform your idea into a successful business.  Take the Startup Lab at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. Steve Silverstein, founder and president of Tree-Free Greetings in Swanzey, NH teaches this six-week program.  You will finish the course with a written business plan charting the course for your […]


Financial Fundamentals Course: Apply Today

APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1st The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship will offer a hands-on course called Financial Fundamentals taught by Ann Connor, an award-winning business adviser and certified business coach.  This six-part course starts on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Center’s Conference Room, 25 Roxbury Street in Keene, […]


Entrepreneurship is a Contact Sport

Originally Posted at Kauffman.org A cohesive network of entrepreneurial-support organizations can let each organization act as a node, providing an entry point into this crucial resource network.  When entrepreneurs connect to even a single node, they gain access to a trusted advisor who will link them to the broader, highly confidential network, where they find […]


Paragon Digital Helps Put Downtown Keene on the Map

Paragon Digital Marketing took 360-degree interior photography shots of Downtown Keene businesses — allowing people (existing and new shoppers, clients, fans) to take a virtual tour of the inside of participating business. Paragon is working with the New England Web & Tech Collective (NEWT) to find ways to continue and expand this project. In the […]


Building Our Vibrant Region

Almost to the minute, it has been ten years since the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship opened here on Roxbury Street.  And while it is hard to believe, next year Hannah Grimes Marketplace will celebrate 20 years. In his book The Third Plate, Dan Barber argues that sustainability isn’t achieved until the culture supports it.  It made […]


Start the New Year Off Motivated and Focused: Try Coworking

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship will host a Pop-Up Coworking Day on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 8am to 5pm at our business incubator in Downtown Keene. This event is free and geared towards solopreneurs, freelancers, nonprofit leaders and business owners looking for a new working environment. Coworking spaces help individuals stay motivated and […]



Small Businesses in the U.S. on the Rise, Reversing Six-Year Downward Trend

Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship, a new report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States. Though the number of established small businesses is increasing, the gain remain below pre-recession levels and just above the historical norm.


Bank of New Hampshire Kicks Off Scholarship Fund Drive

The Center for Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund: A Gift That Will Grow Jobs While many of our programs are free here at Hannah Grimes, we also offer in-depth programs that come with a price tag.  These programs offer a new or growing business the opportunity to work with a skilled coach and a group of peers […]