Welcome to the Hannah Grimes Member Recommended page!
This page is a collection of business professionals and their services that have been recommended by the Hannah Grimes community or are current probono coaches and instructors to Hannah Grimes clients. These professionals are not endorsed in any way by the Hannah Grimes Center. We try to list a few people in each category as we recommend talking to a few people in the field to find who you think would be the best fit for you and your business needs.
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Andrew Grosvenor, Merritt & Merritt, a B-corp certified law firm. Andrew has been a coach at HGC since 2017. He and Merritt & Merritt work with small businesses from startup phase up to series A/B funding. Andrew has a special interest in trademark and IP issues.
Pamela Little, Law Offices of Pamela Little. Pamela’s firm focuses on the client and specializes in wills, trusts, and estates, but also provides legal services for other areas as well.
Cindy Beaulac, Elliott, Jasper, Auten, Shklar & Ranson, LLP. Cindy specializes in family law and civil ligation.
Ashely Guion of Nathan Wechsler Accountants & Business Advisors is a CPA based in Keene. She is also an instructor at HGC.
Belinda Oster and Chris Wheeler of Oster & Wheeler are CPA’s serving businesses and nonprofits.
Lee Davis, Lee Davis & Company He is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and works with both small businesses and nonprofits for their bookkeeping needs. Lee has been a pro bono coach with HGC since 2017.
Pamela Doyle of Solutions For Today, is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.
Anthony Roberts of Complete Payroll Solutions is the Business Solutions Consultant for New Hampshire. Anthony provides consultative advice and effective solutions to clients’ payroll and other workforce management needs.
Clark Mortenson provides insurance and financial services
The Richards Group is a comprehensive risk management firm that provides insurance and financial services.
Kapiloff Insurance offers home, business, and life insurance services.
The Insurance Center offers risk management and risk transfer with a large selection of competitive, financially strong insurers.
Paula Mathews of HR Compliance 101, has a depth of knowledge around the complexities of Human Resources. Paula is also an HGC pro bono coach and instructor on the topic of HR compliance for small business owners and HR professionals.
Jennifer Jacobs is the founder of, Adaptiva HR. They specialize in more than just the nuts and bolts of running a company legally, but also how to create the environment where employees can thrive in the workplace. They offer coaching, workshops, EAP counseling and more. Jennifer and her team also facilitate workshops at HGC for managers, leaders, and HR professionals.
Business Coaches and Consultants
Ann Connor of Connor Business Resources, provides coaching for business productivity, profits, operational procedures, strategic planning, or a host of other topics relating to growing a small business. Ann is a pro bono coach and instructor at HGC.
Karen Blumberg Consulting, offers business and strategic planning to businesses and has a special niche expertise with family-owned businesses.
Roy Wallen of Directional Healthcare leads an advisory healthcare technology management firm. He is an HGC pro bono business strategy coach and pitch presentation coach with PitchFork.
NH SBDC This is a free resource available to all small business owners. The SBDC provides one on one business advising for free for as long as you own the business.
Sharon Bailly is a technical writer for businesses of all sizes that need clear and concise writing for a complex product or service.
Betty Andrews of Betty Andrews Writing Services offers businesses writing, editing, and proofreading services for articles, press releases, and more.
Marketing and Sales Specialists
David Deziel, David George Communications crafts a marketing and communication strategy to build brands.
Jon Anderson, is the founder of Sidehill Consulting. They work with companies to design sales plans that drive performance.
Chrissy Lee is a freelance designer based in Southern Vermont and provides services such as document design, web design, branding and identity, strategic communications and more. Chrissy is a pro bono coach at HGC.
Nature & Nurture Creative is a creative studio based in Keene, NH. They can provide clients with a diverse set of services from branding, adverting campaigns, and packaging. They specialize in CPG, restaurant, and lifestyle brands.
Brian Donovan and Cynthia Day of Mascoma Bank in Keene, provides a suite of business banking services for small business owners including commercial lending. Mascoma is a community-owned bank and is B-Corp certified.
Amy Lehr of Savings Bank of Walpole in Keene, provides business banking options to small business owners including commercial lending. The Savings Bank of Walpole is a community-owned bank.
Christine McLaughlin of TD Bank in Keene, provides business banking options to small business owners including commercial lending.
Lisa Nugent of People’s United Bank, provides business banking options to small business owners.
Community Loan Fund provides loans, capital, and technical assistance to businesses.
Monadnock Economic Development Corporation provides financing for projects that fosters community and business development.
REDC provides financing and technical assistance for small business startups.
Lisa Sieverts of Facilitated Change is a project management consultant, with a specialization in Agile Project Management. She teaches for Harvard Extension on this topic and is also a pro bono coach at HGC.
Bob Lawson, of Sustainable Digital works with clients to build websites to suite their needs and goals. He is a Squarespace certified web designer and is based in Putney, VT. Bob is also a pro bono coach and instructor at HGC.
Lori Phillips, Phil-Mak Media works with clients to build websites, e-marketing tools, and other digital communication tools. Lori is a pro bono coach at HGC.
Nonprofit Strategy and Fundraising:
Maryann Lindberg, Philanthropy Resource Group can help organizations with many important needs such as board training, strategic planning, capital campaigns and more. Maryann facilitates the Executive Director’s Round Table at HGC, a free resource for area executive directors.
Naomi Lee, Wishbone Fundraising works with organizations with fundraising needs.
Five Maples helps nonprofits communicate more effectively and improve fundraising. They specialize in development communications and direct marketing.
Food Based Business Resources
Windham Grows: Food and farm based value add accelerator. They accept entrepreneurs from across state lines.
Greenfield, MA food processing center and incubator. They offer an information session on the third Tuesday of the month at 10am.
Food Connects aggregates and delivers food from over 65 local farmers and food producers to over 100 buyers in Southeast Vermont and Southwest New Hampshire.
UNH Extension A good resource for anything related to farm and food production