Play is Serious Business! How Businesses & Organizations Can Benefit from the Arts

Originally Posted at Fear of Singing … Many businesses — including Google, GE, Intel, Toms of Maine, as well as the U.S. Navy — have discovered that bringing creative arts into the workplace is more than a fun distraction or office party exercise. Art-making — be it music, visual or performing arts — helps workers […]


5 Lessons for Successful Entrepreneurs from Hamdi Ulukaya

Originally published at benhrobertson.com Entrepreneurs must have passion and courage to start a new business — leaving the safe way and doing what it takes to make something new is not easy. But as companies grow, the needs of the business change and when it comes to the top spot, even the best founders must […]


Live Free & Start!

New Hampshire, the 5th best state for entrepreneurs to start a business, is making a serious push to recruit and cultivate tech startups. The Live Free and Start initiative recently launched a dynamic new website, www.LiveFreeandStart.com, implemented the nation’s first Startup Concierge Service, and announced the “Ultimate NH Connection” competition. Live Free and Start is […]



Power of High Expectations

Low expectations are all around us and successful leaders know it. They also know it is their job to raise expectations and help people achieve more in their lives. Last week I listened to a powerful podcast on This American Life about Daniel Kish, a visually-impaired man known as Batman, who is changing the world […]


Show Off That You’re Locally Owned: Join Monadnock Buy Local Today!

Locally owned businesses contribute so much to our local economy and community — make sure everyone knows that you’re part of this movement and join Monadnock Buy Local today. What is Monadnock Buy Local? We are a network of locally owned businesses, nonprofits and citizens building a stronger local economy and a more vibrant community.  […]


THANK YOU to our CONNECT 2014 Event LEAD SPONSOR – Catlin + Petrovick Architects, PC

Catlin + Petrovick Architects, PC, an architecture firm located in Keene is the LEAD SPONSOR of this year’s CONNECT 2014. CONNECT is Hannah Grimes’ annual event celebrating the connections between business, the local economy and our community. Thank you Mike + John!! Mike Petrovick, a recent grad of the Hannah Grimes Center Business Incubator Program […]



Bonafide Volunteer: When is a Volunteer Not an Employee???

Sometimes volunteers are just volunteers–but sometimes they are really employees. Do you know if your volunteers are truly volunteers? In general, a volunteer is an individual who performs hours of service for a public or private agency for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation for services rendered. “Public” agencies […]


Free Workshop: Is Your Business Retail Ready?

Are you creating beautifully crafted products but uncertain how to sell them in today’s retail environment? When you present your products to retailers what are they looking for? How should you determine your price? Award-winning business coach and certified AdviCoach® Ann Connor presents a free Hannah Grimes workshop, Is Your Business Retail Ready?!?, on Friday, […]