Now Accepting PitchFork Challenge Applications!

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship created the PitchFork program in 2016 to coach entrepreneurs on pitching their business investment opportunities on a quarterly basis to a room full of investors. At the inaugural Radically Rural Summit in September 2018, the Center leveraged the success of PitchFork into the PitchFork Challenge – a pitch competition […]


20 Years Later… A Note from our Executive Director

Jack Dugan sat on my couch 20 years ago in March of 1997 dodging ladybugs.  They had suddenly come to life on that warm and sunny day to crawl out of the delightful crevices only a 200 year old house can offer up. I had started the NH Traditional Craft & Industry Fair (later to […]


Early Bird Sale: Take 75% off…

From our Director: Energy prices in New England create a competitive disadvantage for businesses located here.  And with the unpredictability in energy prices (except that we can generally count on them going up), a smart, strategic move for any business owner will be to identify energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that can reduce operating […]


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 […]


Paragon Digital Helps Put Downtown Keene on the Map

Paragon Digital Marketing took 360-degree interior photography shots of Downtown Keene businesses — allowing people (existing and new shoppers, clients, fans) to take a virtual tour of the inside of participating business. Paragon is working with the New England Web & Tech Collective (NEWT) to find ways to continue and expand this project. In the […]


PeoplesVC Video Highlights the Hannah Grimes Center

Hannah Grimes from PeoplesVC on Vimeo. PeoplesVC recently partnered with the Hannah Grimes Center to create the video above, which served as part of the Center’s SBA grant application.  We were happy to collaborate because we believe in Hannah Grimes Center’s mission to help entrepreneurs and small businesses. We think Hannah Grimes is a mecca […]


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 […]


Show Off That You’re Locally Owned: Join Monadnock Buy Local Today!

Locally owned businesses contribute so much to our local economy and community — make sure everyone knows that you’re part of this movement and join Monadnock Buy Local today. What is Monadnock Buy Local? We are a network of locally owned businesses, nonprofits and citizens building a stronger local economy and a more vibrant community.  […]


Involved in a Small Business? Join Monadnock Buy Local Today!

Monadnock Buy Local is a network of retailers, service providers, restaurateurs, non-profit organizations and more. We’re in our fifth year and we hope to connect with you, your business and your customers and clients. We invite you to join Monadnock Buy Local today. Member surveys show that most of us joined Monadnock Buy Local to […]