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2 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events E-newsletter

3 Business Incubator Program A business growth program with proven results 29% average business growth in % average business growth in % average business growth in 2013 Entrepreneurs benefit from: Accountability to sound business practices and goal setting during the mandatory monthly meeting Lower overhead costs and shared amenities such as high-speed Internet, networked copier/printer/fax, conference room, fullyequipped kitchen, etc. A professional office setting with on-site networking, educational and coaching opportunities

4 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events E-newsletter

5 Part Time and Temporary Office Space Use of private, Part Time Office space available $100 per month for up to 30 hours per month Schedule office use via an online calendar Use of private, Temporary Office space available A desk away from your desk to focus on your business plan, strategic plan, or special project $10 per hour / $50 per day / $150 per week (8am 5pm; M-F) Conference Room rental $25, first hour, $10 each additional hour (8am 5pm; M-F) $20/hour surcharge on evening or weekend hours (subject to availability)

6 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events E-newsletter

7 FREE Monthly Workshops Hannah Grimes offers a diverse array of workshops, seminars and educational programs designed to foster small business growth and increase entrepreneurial skills. Some of the topics covered in the workshops include marketing, finance, business organization, business & strategic plans and time management. For a comprehensive list of upcoming workshops, view the calendar on our website,

8 FREE One-on-One Coaching & Consulting Professional business coaches are available at no cost to meet individually and by appointment to discuss a business at any phase of its development: Idea and Vision Start-up High-Growth Exit Strategy Or to cover a specific topic such as business planning, marketing, financials, business structure, employees, strategic planning, compliance, customer service, goal setting, etc. The Small Business Development Center Regional Manager, Rich Grogan, holds office hours at HGC for one-on-one free sessions

9 Ongoing Peer Learning Roundtables Monthly Programs at Hannah Grimes Business Incubator Program Associates Meeting Every second Thursday of the Month Facilitator: Mary Ann Kristiansen, Hannah Grimes Center Nonprofit Leaders & Members Roundtable Every Third Friday of the Month Facilitator : Dave Chase, DRC Consulting Leadership Circle Every Fourth Wednesday of the Month Facilitator : Mary Ann Kristiansen, Hannah Grimes Center Register at HannahGrimes.com/calendar

10 Pre-Biz Workshop A three hour workshop to determine if starting a small business is the right thing for you. Visionaries work in a facilitated peer group to get excited about their vision for a business and what comes next to take their vision to the next level. This workshop reviews the Five Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business and provides participants with tools to asses their new business idea. At the end of this workshop, participants will have established a business proposal to take their business idea to the next level. Facilitated by Helaine Iris, Path of Purpose Coaching

11 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events E-newsletter

12 The Business Start-Up Program Entrepreneur Project The 6-month Business Start-Up Program is an intensive program that covers content relevant to new business owners. Along with mentoring from an experienced and knowledgeable coach, participants benefit from masterminding and resource sharing with the other members of the group. Development of personal and business skills allows participants to determine the right steps to reach their business goals. The submittal of a completed business plan guides participants in creating the financial, marketing and sales systems and tools needed to open their business. Facilitated by Rich Grogan, Small Business Development Center

13 The Entrepreneur Project: Be Your Own Business Owner The 3-month Entrepreneur Project: Be Your Own Business Owner is a shortened, intensive program that will guide you through focusing your energy towards bringing your business to the next step by achieving your goals. Create a Strategic Plan that will be the roadmap for growth in your business and for your Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals. Create a Financial Plan that will help you to increase revenues and create more profit in your company Work on your Time Management to learn how to find more time in the day for an improved work/life balance Mastermind with your peers and interact with like minded business owners while sharing best practices Facilitated by Ann Connor, AdviCoach

14 Mastering Social Media Program The 3-month Mastering Social Media Program is an intensive class that will help you to focus on Social Media methods for attracting new customers. Hands-on learning during class to customize your message through the different Social Media Platforms Work on your Time Management to learn how to create a Social Media Calendar to organize your marketing tasks Mastermind with your peers and interact with like minded business owners while sharing best practices Determine what Social Media Platforms are right for your business needs and create the management tools that keep them all working for your business Facilitated by Emily Susan, EmilySusan007

15 Leadership Circle The Leadership Circle provides a confidential circle of like-minded entrepreneurs working together to strengthen leadership and improve management and operations. Topics range according to the group s interest and include sales, marketing, human resources, values, strategic planning, and leadership. Through these management roundtables, participants access a broad and deep pool of seasoned experience; share ideas, resources, problems and solutions; and expand their networks. Cost of the program is $1000 per year

16 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events E-newsletter

17 E-Newsletters The Hannah Grimes Times is our monthly e-newsletter updating all of the happenings at the Hannah Grimes Center. With focus groups and input from business owners throughout the region, we have established Five Industry Clusters, where we provide additional resources through the industry specific news bulletin within HGT. Artisan Focus Green Construction Focus Farm & Food Focus Independent Retail Focus Nonprofit Focus

18 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events E-newsletter

19 Marketplace Member Support The Hannah Grimes Marketplace provides a real-life Retail Classroom to members and vendors looking to sell their goods on consignment at wholesale cost. Along with mentoring from an experienced and knowledgeable Marketplace Manager, members can benefit from targeted workshops and one-on-one counseling through programs at the Hannah Grimes Center. Specifically targeted programs assist small producers and growers to enter, vet their products and succeed in the wholesale marketplace.

20 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs E-newsletter Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events

21 Business Financing In addition to strong partnerships with banks and providing resources to help businesses access traditional financing, we also partner with a number of organizations that provide financing to small businesses that often are not yet bankable. Relationships with Local Banks Accion Kiva Zip New Hampshire Community Loan Fund IDA Accounts Business Loans & Investments Vested for Growth Monadnock Economic Development Corporation Monadnock Angel Investors SBA through the Small Business Development Center

22 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs E-newsletter Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events

23 Community Collaborations Young Entrepreneur s Academy Keene State College Management Course Cheshire County Conservation District Food Day Pitchfest with Monadock Food Co-op Troy Mills Sustainable Food Center

24 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs E-newsletter Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation Events

25 HGC Renovation Project The $805,650 renovation project will substantially increase Hannah Grimes ability to start and grow businesses in our region. The renovation project will: Create eight new offices for our business incubator tenants Include a new conference room for up to 70 people Make the space handicapped accessible Improve energy efficiency And connect the two floors

26 Hannah Grimes Programs Business Incubator Program (BIP) Part Time Office, Temporary Office and Conference Room Rentals FREE Workshops & Consulting Fee-Based Programs E-newsletter Hannah Grimes Marketplace Member Support Business Financing Community Collaboration HGC Renovation HGC Events

27 HGC Events Business After Hours With the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce Scheduled for May 2015 Community After Hours With the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Scheduled for February 2015 Art Gallery Open House Artist on Display at HGC Rotates Every Three Months Scheduled to begin again Spring 2015 HG Marketplace Member Meeting Bi-annual meeting for HGM Members to network and experience programs at HGC first hand

28 CONNECT Event - The Hannah Grimes Center s annual signature event, bringing together community-minded area residents to network, share and learn together. Walking Backwards Into the Future Business Disruption as a Creative Force October 29 th, :00 8:00 pm Registration now open at Alyson s Orchard Walpole

29 Measuring Impact 36 Full Time and 33 Part Time in incubator since % of those are still in business (on average, 50% of businesses fail in the first five years in the US) 7 jobs created by incubator tenants last year Total revenues of $1,859,571 for full time tenants Average year over year growth rates for past three years has been 29%, 44% and last year 297% Salaries paid are 14% higher than average income for CC Over 1,000 businesses and nonprofits take a program or workshop each year

30 Activity Since 2010 and Moving Ahead Added 15 incubating offices and a conference room in 2011 renovation Adding 8 new offices and a 70 person conference room in a current renovation Improving the façade on Roxbury Street Planning to create a Business Center for Innovation, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing at 310 Marlboro Street in 2015

31 Cheshire County Job Growth Relocation activity: Jobs -1006/+65/net -941 Total: -.2% Resident: +1.6% (+1,571 jobs) (Stage 2) Non-resident: -9.8% (-3,020 jobs) Non-commercial: 11.8% (+1,199 jobs) New Startups: +6.3% (+324 jobs) (Stage 2) Expansion Startups: +221 (+366 jobs) (Stage 2)

32 Cheshire County Sales Growth Total +8.3% Resident +14.7% (Stage 2 up 42%) Non resident: -9.6% Non-commercial: +8% New startups: +257% (Stage 2) Expansion startups: -17.7%

33 Economic Development Quality of life factors in attracting workforce Continue to focus on DIVERSE local economy size, sector, stage. Understand trends, endeavor to control the future (agility v. resilience) and keep a balance Community-wide, user-friendly economic data Collaboration has never been more important Leverage what we have environment, education, economy, community Build what we do not have - understand what we need to do to stay relevant

34 Contact Information Mary Ann Kristiansen, Executive Director Donna Weldon, Office & Facilities Manager Jillian Miner, Program Coordinator Hannah Grimes Center: Denise Meadows, Hannah Grimes Marketplace Manager Hannah Grimes Marketplace:

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