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 […]


The Latest Local Economy Buzz: Pollinator Enterprises

“In nature pollinators like bees, butterflies, or bats carry pollen from plant to plant, and they instinctively know that the intermixing of these pollens nourishes the entire ecosystem. Pollinator businesses similarly carry the best elements of one local business to another, thereby fertilizing all local businesses and creating a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.” ~ Michael Shuman, […]


Green Economy Industry Cluster

An exciting vision for sustainable economic growth is emerging in the tri-state region centered in Brattleboro, VT. Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) and Southeast Vermont Economic Development Strategy (SEVEDS) has led an investigation to assess existing assets that could fuel economic development in the tri-state region, including Windham and Bennington Counties in Vermont, Cheshire County […]



Project Management: Creating Team Success

“Project management is all about creating team success… When I introduce project management to my students, I always tell them that my goal in the course is not just to teach them how to do project management. My goal is to change their lives.” ~ Lisa Sieverts, Facilitated Change Have a LARGE project that’s dependent […]


Heart of the Start: The Launching of Businesses in the Monadnock Region

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Monadnock Magazine partner up to bring you a new series of inspiring articles called “Heart of the Start.”  Each article will focus on new companies launching in the Monadnock Region. The first article features Ben Wyatt and his law firm, Wyatt & Associates of Keene. Ben is […]



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, […]