Nonprofits Mean Business

At Hannah Grimes we work to build strong collaborations among a diverse mix of businesses, nonprofits included.  From apples to aerospace to after-school programs – we know these improbable collaborations are the key ingredient for strong and innovative businesses and communities in an increasingly complex and quickly changing world. Nonprofits employ 15% of the NH […]

Applications Due Next Week! Spring 2012 Business Start-Up Program

Applications are due next week for the next Hannah Grimes Business Start-Up Program, set to begin on March 29, 2012.  We invite you to explore the program and submit your application by March 15, 2012. The Hannah Grimes Business Start-Up Program is modeled after our proven 12-month business development program, the Entrepreneur Project, but covers […]

March 7 — A Meeting of Angels

The Monadnock Angel Investors group at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship brings together investors and entrepreneurs to encourage local investment opportunities and economic growth in our region.  With the economy continuing to improve, with entrepreneurs in need of investment to grow, and with investors looking for a better return on their dollar, the group […]

Improving the Odds

It is a sunny afternoon and we are gathered around a table in a bright and sunny office here at the Hannah Grimes Center.  A diverse collection of businesses is gathered that share office space, challenges and ideas.  They also share the credit for their work together that yielded a 29% average growth rate in […]

Hannah Grimes Incubator Program: A Great “First Office”

This is the year you move off your dining room table and into a REAL office! The Hannah Grimes Business Incubator Program is perfect for businesses owners looking to move from their dining room tables into their first real office! Join other entrepreneurs in our business growth program who are committed to growing their small […]

Networking: Connect With Your Needs

By Piper C. Reason, Possibilities for Career & Life Networking is just about helping people connect with what they need. Career coaches consider it the most effective job search strategy because somewhere around 70% of jobs are found by networking. Of course networking isn’t just about looking for a job, so how do you hone […]

Welcome New Hannah Grimes Staff Member: Patricia Richter

Hannah Grimes Center welcomes new employee, Patricia Richter. Pat was hired in December 2011 to fill the one-year, half-time position funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program. Her primary goals are to ensure that by December 2012 Hannah Grimes has a more effective and efficient infrastructure to more fully utilize their new, expanded capacity […]

What We're Reading

We just started reading High On Business by Alan Newman (founder of Seventh Generation & Magic Hat Brewing Company).  What's struck me so far is his opening declaration: I am a "serial entrepreneur" which at least sounds a little more respectable than a "psychopathic opportunity seeker." Can any of you relate? We'll be sure to […]

Collaborative Innovation

Lots of talk about innovation these days.   "Innovation" has become one  of those grossly overused words, perhaps because we all know it likely is the key to unlocking the secret of managing the fast-paced change and increasing complexity of every aspect of our lives here on earth.   Its overuse and lack of common understanding are […]