Expert’s Corner: Wink Faulkner

Strategic Planning: What It Is and Why It’s Important! “A Strategic Plan is 1% Vision and 99% Alignment” On March 9th, I lead a workshop at the Hannah Grimes Center that focused on Strategic Planning. We had a great turnout of attendees, ranging from start-ups to fairly well established businesses offering products and services including […]


Startup Lab, Spring 2017 Dates!

Startup Lab is an interactive 6-week program designed to help you create, implement, and present a business plan. In the program, we cover marketing, financial, business planning, and organizational development to ensure that you have the tools you need to successful! We’ve released dates for the spring 2017 cohort for Startup Lab, which will start […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



Incubator Associate: Keene Uniform Company

Founded in January of 2013, Keene Uniform Company provides uniforms and accessories for professionals working in the emergency services fields such as firefighters, police officers and healthcare workers. We also offer services such as embroidery, screen printing and uniform alterations. Bill Shea, the owner of Keene Uniform Company is himself a 20 year veteran of […]


Hannah Grimes Center Wins Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Photo by Lee Germeroth The Hannah Grimes Center is proud to announce that we are one of 80 winners of the second annual U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Recipients represent 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. View all the winners (and their video submissions). “SBA is continuing to […]


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 […]