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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

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

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

Using IP Protection in Your Promotional Plans

By Dan Bourque, Attorney at Bourque & Associates As previously discussed in various recent “Ask-the-Expert” series columns, your initial business startup Intellectual Property (IP) investigative efforts should have included at least determining the patentability of any invention you might have; the freedom to make, have made and sell the product you are intending to manufacture, [...]

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

Choosing the Right Business Partner for Your Start-Up

By Philip Shaw, attorney at Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson Entrepreneurs can be reluctant to allow others into the inner circle of their businesses, and with good reason.  Bringing on board the right business partner can be a make-or-break proposition for a startup.  This column examines some of the important considerations for early-stage business owners [...]

March 3rd, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments

Employee Incentive Compensation: What are the Options?

By Alison S. Perrella, CPA at Howe, Riley and Howe Attracting and retaining talent is difficult for any company, but particularly for start-ups that compete with larger, well-capitalized companies for top staff. Key employees expect to receive a compensation package consisting of salary, bonus and long-term incentive compensation. Newer companies often believe that they can’t [...]

February 3rd, 2014|Ask the Expert|0 Comments

Determining Intellectual Property Ownership

By Dan Bourque, Attorney at Bourque & Associates   “Who owns the Intellectual Property (invention or work of authorship, i.e. software program, web site, logo, etc.) that has been created for my business venture and how can I make sure that I own it and not my employee or hired independent contractor?”  This is a [...]

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