Business-Pitch Competitions: A New Economic Development Strategy for Rural America

Rural businesses in Colorado will soon take part in a unique competition. Business owners will pitch their ideas, with the best one winning funding for the execution of their vision. Think “Shark Tank” meets rural America. The Greater Colorado Pitch Series allows any company located in rural Colorado to apply for a range of funding from […]


REDC has partnered with The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship to start a new loan fund aimed at helping small businesses in the Monadnock Region

REDC has partnered with The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship to start a new loan fund aimed at helping small businesses in the Monadnock Region grow and thrive. The Hannah Grimes Center Revolving Loan Fund (HGCRLF), created in collaboration with the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, will make loans between $5,000 and $50,000 available to new […]


2021 Social Innovation Leader Award

The Entrepreneurs Fund of New Hampshire (EFNH), a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, has recognized Mary Ann Kristiansen, executive director for the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, with its 2021 Social Innovation Leader Award. Along with the award, the Entrepreneurs Fund made a $25,000 grant to the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. […]


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses Program

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses Program is like a “mini MBA” designed in conjunction with Babson College, a national leader in entrepreneurship,  offering a 14-week crash course that offers existing businesses new business skills, a powerful network, and the confidence to take your business to the next level.  Thirty business owners will be selected to participate in […]


How to Grow Your Small Business Out of a Coworking Space

When building a small business out of your home, you may one day find that it’s time to scale your venture and expand your team, rising to meet new demands and challenges. At that point, a home office may no longer be an option. But instead of investing major working capital in a new office, […]


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 […]





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“You get what you pay for.”  In business, we know this to be true because we’ve learned it the hard way.  It is a rare moment when something really good comes along that is high value and is free.  Take note, this is one of those moments.  If you have a business with revenues over $100,000 and you are […]