Maximizing Profits and People with guest blogger Jeanne Dietsch

The weary stereotype that pits people against profits collapses when you scrutinize it. Sure, squeezing payroll gets that last bit of toothpaste out of the tube for companies that hawk look-alike commodities. In innovative companies, however, good people generate growth and retain customers. An obvious example of how people create profit is a successful tech […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Hannah Grimes Center Offers Lean Manufacturing Course

The Hannah Grimes Center is partnering with MEP to offer a course on lean production on January 31, 2017. The methodology, designed to help companies increase their production efficiency by identifying waste and processes to improve consistency, is used globally in manufacturing facilities. In this workshop each participant is provided a hands-on introduction to the […]



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 […]


New Hampshire Kicks Off Small Business Week: Innovators Conference

Innovators Conference with Kelly Ayotte and Dean Kamen May 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College Cost:Free — Registration Required The conference will be a unique occasion to listen and connect with inventors, venture capitalists, patent attorneys, bankers, business incubators, as well as other leading […]