Monthly Archive:: February 2015

What’s your story? Telling one is good for business

Telling stories.  Turns out telling stories is not just for children.  It’s good for those hunting for a job and it’s good for those starting a new company. According to this New York Times article, telling stories–rather than facts–is what will get you the job or resonate with people who you ask for money.  Telling a story is

CLIENT PROFILE: Intrinsyk medical devices poised for growth spurt

NH SBDC is celebrating its 30th anniversary by highlighting just some of the many small business  clients we’ve had over the years.  When three men decided to take their combined medical device expertise and strike out on their own, they discovered a bit of a learning curve was involved.  Starting from scratch was a bit different than working

Public relations for small businesses

Just because you own a small business doesn’t mean you have to pay big bucks to promote it. Even a small company can take steps to communicate your message to the world effectively. First, be ready. Don’t pursue a public relations strategy until your product or service is ready for prime time. If you don’t

Take the Five Breath Test

David Brenner, president and executive director of the Innovation Park at Notre Dame, developed something he calls “The Five Breath Test” for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Can you sum up your business idea in five statements, each of which takes one breath? Here are the five questions you need to answer with those breaths:

PARTNER PROFILE: The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

NH SBDC is celebrating its 30th anniversary by highlighting just some of our many small business clients and  partnerships we’ve had over the years. From the earliest days of the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship in Keene, back when it was “just” the Hannah Grimes Marketplace, it has partnered with the Keene office of the NH Small Business Development Center.