Hannah Grimes Center Program Director is Now a Kiva Small Business Advisor

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship announces that Program Director Jake Nonweiler is now a Kiva Small Business Advisor.  Nonweiler will advise entrepreneurs interested in securing funding through Kiva and support them through the application and fundraising process.  Kiva provides crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Kiva provides a link between small […]


New Overtime Pay Rules: What Employers Need to Know

The Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship invite you to a free seminar by local employment attorney Ben Wyatt from Wyatt & Associates: New Rules Mandate Overtime Pay for Millions of Currently Salaried Employees: What Employers Need to Know Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. […]


Assessing Risk Leads to New Business Idea

By Melanie Plenda, Originally posted in Business Monadnock * Steve Roll likes risk. He likes assessing it, creating statistical models for it, trending it out and wrapping it up in a neat little explainable, sensible insurance package. And as an actuary for Liberty Mutual in Keene, this is what he did day in and day […]



Learn More About Crowdfunding

Many proponents will tell you that crowdfunding is revolutionary because it democratizes access to capital. What they mean is that by allowing ordinary people to contribute to projects and businesses that they care about, we have a greater number of people weighing in on what innovations are truly important for societal advancement, rather than a small group of private investors whose investment decisions in startups are driven mainly by return on investment.


We’re Hiring: Operations Manager

The Hannah Grimes Center is seeking qualified applicants for an Operations Director role, based at 25 Roxbury Street in Keene, NH. The Operations Director will be responsible for the organization’s building, financials, and overall operation. The Hannah Grimes Center is seeking energetic, motivated, hard-working applicants that are passionate about the organization’s mission and vision. View the […]


New Hampshire Kicks Off Small Business Week: Innovators Conference

Innovators Conference with Kelly Ayotte and Dean Kamen May 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College Cost:Free — Registration Required The conference will be a unique occasion to listen and connect with inventors, venture capitalists, patent attorneys, bankers, business incubators, as well as other leading […]


You’re Invited: Coworking Day at Hannah Grimes Center

Join the Hannah Grimes staff and other business owners, telecommuters, freelancers, and coffeeshop-aholics in a new working environment! Hosted at Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, Coworking Day is an opportunity for you to meet new people, change up your work environment, and experience Keene’s entrepreneurial hub firsthand. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Drop in between anytime […]


SBA Announces National Small Business Week

The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from May 1-7.  This year’s theme will be “Dream Big, Start Small.” Contreras-Sweet will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners from around […]


Machina Arts: Changing the World through Culture, Art & Creativity

By Melanie Plenda, Originally posted in Business Monadnock   Where in the world could a sculptor and a fire dancing economic botanist find a place to call home for a for-profit artist collective and bar? The Monadnock Region, of course. At least that’s what Danya Pugliese and Rebecca Hamilton are banking on with their start […]