Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

Other Lessons from the Fair – Managing Conflict

By Bob Batcheler, is EVP of strategy and a co-founder of Newforma I love the Deerfield Fair! Funnel cakes, lobster rolls, and bacon on a stick! What’s not to love! Plus I found a great metaphor to illustrate some of the ways in which people respond to change in last month’s column. I was fascinated [...]

December 20th, 2014|Ask the Expert|Comments Off on Other Lessons from the Fair – Managing Conflict

Announcing Accelerate NH – New Hampshire’s First and Only Startup Accelerator

December, 2015 Alpha Loft is pleased to announce our startup accelerator, Accelerate NH. This is a three month intensive program for startups and their founders. A small batch of successful applicants will receive work space, mentorship, support systems, weekly programming and much more. We provide space in Durham, Portsmouth, and Manchester, NH. We also provide a minimum of [...]

December 15th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Announcing Accelerate NH – New Hampshire’s First and Only Startup Accelerator

Three Ways People Respond to Change

By Bob Batcheler, is EVP of strategy and a co-founder of Newforma   Recently, at the Deerfield Fair, I watched an amazing demonstration by David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm, in which he showed how he and his Border Collies used the differing, innate reflexes of sheep and goats to manage a large, mixed herd. The [...]

November 10th, 2014|Ask the Expert|Comments Off on Three Ways People Respond to Change

You are A Swiss Army Knife: The mindset and tools you need to survive as a Startup CEO

By Allison Grappone, Founder & CEO of Nearby Registry   Anyone in any job relies on a set of skills to complete their work. As a startup CEO you must have a keen understanding of the assortment of skills you have--and don’t have. Keeping that knowledge at the ready, and reevaluating your skillset frequently, is [...]

September 8th, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments

Announcing Startup Fundamentals

Startup Fundamentals will teach New Hampshire entrepreneurs core concepts about startup business fundamentals, creating your initial product, and the startup ecosystem.  The ten week course is primarily online, with periodic in person meetings of the class. Startup Fundamentals launches at the beginning of September and ends in mid November.  Each week we’ll cover a couple new [...]

August 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Announcing Startup Fundamentals

Tips for Managing an International Team

By Michele Pesula Kuegler, CEO/Editor-in-Chief – PeKu Publications When I began building PeKu Publications six years ago, I knew that I would need writers.  As a company that is focused on delivering original content, I would not be able to supply all of the content on my own.  In the early stages, when the budget was [...]

August 7th, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments

NH Entrepreneurship Alive & Well – Moving Fast!

Alpha Loft - “Ask-the-Expert” – July 2014 NH Entrepreneurship Alive & Well – Moving Fast! By Mark Kaplan, CEO – Alpha Loft   Across New Hampshire, thriving innovation based businesses are growing fast, creating new technologies, and hiring people into well paying jobs. Most would agree, however, that the state needs more companies like these [...]

July 2nd, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments

Start-Up Capital: Traditional Sources and New Approaches

Start-Up Capital: Traditional Sources and New Approaches By Matthew Benson, Esq., Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, PLLC 1000 Elm Street, 20th Floor Manchester, NH  03101 Phone: 603-621-7115 Email: mbenson@clrm.com Twitter: @matt_benson               One of the exciting developments in the world of startups recently has been the proliferation of new ways for companies to raise capital.  There [...]

June 5th, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments

abiHUB buys co-working space, rebrands as Alpha Loft

MANCHESTER — The recently rebranded abiHUB is undergoing an expansion that comes with yet another new moniker for the entrepreneurship center and business incubator. At the annual Party at Arms fundraiser Thursday night in Arms Park, Mark Kaplan, the chief executive officer of abiHUB, and board chair Kyle York announced the organization has purchased the assets [...]

June 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off on abiHUB buys co-working space, rebrands as Alpha Loft

Selling Out: Cashing in on your Business

By: Jason J. Gagnon, CPA   It's a question as old as currency, "how much money would I need to just walk away from my job?" When it comes to answering that question, entrepreneurs and business owners find themselves in a unique position. Often times a significant portion of their wealth is invested in the [...]

April 30th, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments