Networking: Connect With Your Needs

By Piper C. Reason, Possibilities for Career & Life Networking is just about helping people connect with what they need. Career coaches consider it the most effective job search strategy because somewhere around 70% of jobs are found by networking. Of course networking isn’t just about looking for a job, so how do you hone […]

Welcome New Hannah Grimes Staff Member: Patricia Richter

Hannah Grimes Center welcomes new employee, Patricia Richter. Pat was hired in December 2011 to fill the one-year, half-time position funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program. Her primary goals are to ensure that by December 2012 Hannah Grimes has a more effective and efficient infrastructure to more fully utilize their new, expanded capacity […]

What We're Reading

We just started reading High On Business by Alan Newman (founder of Seventh Generation & Magic Hat Brewing Company).  What's struck me so far is his opening declaration: I am a "serial entrepreneur" which at least sounds a little more respectable than a "psychopathic opportunity seeker." Can any of you relate? We'll be sure to […]

Collaborative Innovation

Lots of talk about innovation these days.   "Innovation" has become one  of those grossly overused words, perhaps because we all know it likely is the key to unlocking the secret of managing the fast-paced change and increasing complexity of every aspect of our lives here on earth.   Its overuse and lack of common understanding are […]

Retail Means Jobs! New Hampshire

Originally Posted on National Retail Federation Website Retail directly and indirectly supports 1 in 4 New Hampshire jobs. Retail is directly and indirectly responsible for 21% of New Hampshire’s GDP. Retail directly and indirectly generates 20% of labor income in New Hampshire. Retail supports 222,787 jobs in New Hampshire. View more about New Hampshire’s Retail […]

Communities Across North America Encourage You to Shift Your Shopping

The Shift Your Shopping Holiday Campaign runs through December 31, 2011.  Citizens are encouraged to shift 10% or more of their holiday purchases to locally-owned and independent businesses.  In its second year, this movement has grown from its New England base — including the Monadnock, Seacoast and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire — to over […]

Value-Added Products

Compiled from the Farm Focus E-Newsletter Whether cleaning and cooling, packaging, processing, distributing, cooking, combining, churning, culturing, grinding, hulling, extracting, drying, smoking, handcrafting, spinning, weaving, labeling, or packaging your own or others raw locally-grown ingredients, these processed products can offer you a higher financial return, open up new markets, lengthen the market season and quench […]