Launching U article makes it into USA Today!

Launching U, a business in our Incubator Program, recently wrote an article for USA Today.  This is a great piece to share with any college students you may know! Here’s why a summer job can be just as good as an internship… Why has “intern” become such a coveted title in the college world? There […]


Time Management with Paula Mathews

Time – Your Most Valuable Asset by Paula Mathews You’ve heard the saying, “A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place.” Corporate America is teaching this as 6-S or Kaizen, but all it means is that you don’t waste time looking for things. Wasting time isn’t as important to you now, maybe, as it […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Transforming the Office, One Note at a Time

It’s time to vent about your office. Let’s face it, everything about it bugs you. You think your filing system was created by a hedge-maze designer. Accessing your co-worker’s documents is like breaking into the Louvre. Your backlog gets put into a pile as deep and obscure as the Mariana Trench. When everyone in your […]


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 […]



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 […]