5 Things Brands Can Learn From the New Hampshire Primaries

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Millennials are sending a clear message to the candidates, but marketers better pay attention

Michelle Obama Makes a Historic Speech but Trump Isn't the Only Problem

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The First Lady's speech in New Hampshire takes on Donald Trump and wins widespread praise

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New Hampshire Waterpark Owner Chains Himself to Tower to Prevent Foreclosure

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Kevin Dumont is hoping that someone who is interesting in investing in part ownership of his small business will come forward after hearing his story

Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominant victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

4 from New Hampshire die in wreck in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Four New Hampshire residents have died in a wreck in North Carolina MONROE, N.C. (AP)

FairPoint cutting 110 jobs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

FairPoint Communications is laying off 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

10 Quotes From Chelsea Clinton to Inspire Success, Confidence, and Strength

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This week, the former first daughter will be campaigning in New Hampshire for her mother, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Here are some memorable words from the young activist, feminist, and role model

New Hampshire hosts summit on coastal flooding

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Mayors and other elected officials from 18 states are gathering in New Hampshire for a bipartisan summit on coastal flooding HAMPTON, N.H. (AP)

Crossan, New Hampshire roll over Elon 37-14

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Dalton Crossan ran for four touchdowns and New Hampshire made its first five interceptions of the season in a 37-14 win over Elon on Saturday DURHAM, N.H. (AP)

Johnson wins 1st pole of the season at New Hampshire

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New Hampshire delays vote on $13M FairPoint bid

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — New Hampshire officials delayed action Tuesday on a $13 million state contract with FairPoint Communications for Internet and phone services amid a strike by the company''s Norther CONCORD, N.H. (AP)

Here's Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on the Issues That Affect Your Business

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Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will soon head to the polls to make early decisions in the presidential primaries. Before you cast your vote, check out this primer on the candidates' views on business issues

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Edwards wins pole at New Hampshire; 6th top spot of season

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Mythos by Vattnet Viskar - I highlighted this band earlier in.

Mark Birch

They are doing some intriguing things up there in New Hampshire. Vattnet Viskar Mythos Sky Swallower metal black metal New HampshireMythos by Vattnet Viskar - I highlighted this band earlier in the week and noted that as of now their album Settler is probably my favorite album of 2015. However, their debut album Sky Swallower is almost as great and I was remiss in not giving it more attention back in 2013. Mythos is easily the best section of the album.

Funding More Minority Entrepreneurs: The Next Ice Bucket Challenge?

Early Growth Financial Services

A different study, this one from the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture research, cited a meager figure for angel funding, with only 14.7% There’s been a lot of focus lately on the lack of gender diversity in tech, and the specific hurdles female entrepreneurs face. I’m thinking about a different diversity challenge though, namely the funding gap facing entrepreneurs of color. What drives it, and how can we in the startup ecosystem move the needle?

Where to Start a Business: Best Cities and States Report

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A new survey asked small business owners to rank their city and state on business-friendliness. followed by Alabama, New Hampshire, and Idaho. Which came out on top? A recent survey found that Utah (yes, Utah) is the most small business-friendly state in the U.S.,

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This is perhaps the most widely-used source of information on Angel investor groups across the world, run by the “Father of Angel Investing in New York,” David Rose. New England Investment Network.

4 Amazing Consulting Companies For Niche Startups

The Startup Magazine

The right consulting business can take a struggling or new company and push it towards the path of progression. Many salons have been born as a result of the program, including Salon Bogar in New Hampshire, Bespoke Beauty Bar in Pennsylvania, and The Avenue Hair Studio & Spa in Michigan.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This is perhaps the most widely-used source of information on Angel investor groups across the world, run by the “Father of Angel Investing in New York,” David Rose. New England Investment Network.

Google Wallet and MasterCard PayPass with NFC chips already in stores

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Today I saw a PayPass card reader in the wild at a BJs store in New Hampshire. Then I saw one at a Subway sandwich shop, and another at a RiteAid drug store in New Hampshire.

Raise Your Daughters to Be Leaders: 6 Tips

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New Hampshire is the first state in the nation to send an entirely female congressional delegation to Washington. They are in the New Hampshire government, the stores we visit, and down the street on the volunteer committee.

The Most Successful Company You Never Heard of: Next Jump

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He had a girlfriend in New Hampshire and long distance phone bills were running several hundred dollars a month and he went into business to help defray the cost. He had offices in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco. What is founder Charlie Kim''s secret?

How Patent Trolls Really Work

Feld Thoughts

I read John Sununu’s (former New Hampshire Senator) Boston Globe OpEd Who is a patent troll? I’ve been asserting for at least six years that patent system is completely broken for the software industry. I’ve given numerous examples, dealt with the issue first hand as patent trolls have tried to extort many of the companies I’m an investor in, and I’ve had many public discussions about the topic.

Search is amazing compared to 10 years ago at AltaVista

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Now take a look at this search result for a tiny restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire. It is a new search index that provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches, and the largest index of web pages ever assembled.

Woman pleads guilty, man sentenced for role in steroids ring

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A California woman awaits sentencing and a New Hampshire man is prison-bound for their roles in what federal prosecutors say was a $2.25-million scheme to sell anabolic steroids online KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)

5 Things Anyone Can Do to Be More Self-Confident

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A new book tells women how to boost their self-assurance, but the advice is good for men, too. Heck, I have that tendency myself, which is why I never try to ski, even though I live in New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire: Portsmouth New Mexico: Albuquerque New York: Brooklyn Ithaca Manhattan North Carolina: Asheville Charlotte Durham Ohio: Athens Cincinnati, The Brandery, 1141 Vine St. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

3 Little Known Reasons Why Angel Investors Fund Entrepreneurs

Growthink Blog

Consider these statistics: In an average year (according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire), 250,000 angel investors will fund 60,000 companies, giving them $20 Billion in total.

Consolidated, FairPoint ready to close the deal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Illinois-based Consolidated Communications and North Carolina-based FairPoint are scheduled to close on a deal that'll create a telecommunications company operating in 24 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

Beyond the search box - is search innovation dead?

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Now take a look at this search result for a tiny restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire. It is a new search index that provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches, and the largest index of web pages ever assembled. We all use web search engines every day.

Demand for Small Business Loans Spikes, Despite Lower Optimism

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” The Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based small business lender’s Index also reveals a 23 percent increase in February over the same period a year ago. “There are so many new, alternative lenders in the market who are not required to report on their lending activity.”

4 Benefits of Sales Gamification

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The company used gamified competitions to support sales of a new product last summer. It was having difficulty getting its more than 100 salespeople to pitch a mobile product recently brought to market and wanted a new and different way to inspire them.

4 American Cities That Want Your Business

Up and Running

Whether opening a new business or expanding an existing one, when evaluating new markets, many entrepreneurs ask themselves several questions: Is there a demand for my product or service in the area? Manchester, New Hampshire. Becoming a city that nurtures new business.

This Startup Promises to Find Your Next Hire for Only $4,000

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Hiring is one of two things: either a huge time suck if you look for and interview talent yourself, or painfully expensive if you use a recruiting company that can charge upwards of 30 percent of a new hire''s first year salary. Other clients that have gambled on NextHire''s less-expensive offering include early-stage venture capital firm Launch Angels, New Hampshire-based McClellan Automation Systems, apartment search platform Rental Beast, and consulting and ROI firm True Impact.

Lending Club vs. Prosper

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The Lending Club allows direct investment from 28 states: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi and Wyoming.

Average Round Size in Angel Deals

Angel Investing News

The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire has been publishing statistics on angel investing for decades. Over the past several years, the numbers of US companies funded by angel investors has increased from about 50,000 per year to over 60,000 annually. Based on CVR reports, Mark Boslet of senior editor with Venture Capital Journal has shown that, in the past eight years, the average angel round has decreased from nearly $500,000 to under $350,000.

Vermont's Sanders, Welch want FairPoint layoffs reversed

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Two members of Vermont's congressional delegation want the CEOs of FairPoint Communications and the Illinois company that plans to buy it to reverse the planned layoffs of at least 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs

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Among the doctors were Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania and Matthew Thornton and Joshua Bartlett of New Hampshire. Doctors, lawyers, merchants (and a few ne''er do well heirs) -- meet the self-made men behind the Declaration of Independence.

How Government Can Actually Help Entrepreneurs

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As the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire try to resolve the infighting at the Market Basket supermarket chain, business owners may have to rethink their opposition to government involvement in entrepreneurial affairs

VC Kay Koplovitz: 'Tell Them How You're Going to Make Them Money'

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A couple years ago a study out of the University of New Hampshire Center for Venture Research reported that 21 percent of entrepreneurs seeking angel financing were women, and only 13 percent of those received investment. What will help women founders seeking start-up financing?