Entrepreneur http://nhpr.org en N.H. Entrepreneurs Carve Out Space In The Growing App Economy http://nhpr.org/post/nh-entrepreneurs-carve-out-space-growing-app-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the past three years, smartphone ownership has increased dramatically.&nbsp; Seeing this trend, entrepreneurs have sensed the strong demand for the mobile apps that make smartphones so popular.&nbsp; As part of our </span>week long<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series &quot;The Download on New Hampshire&#39;s App Economy,&quot;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">today we introduce you to some Granite </span>Staters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who are gambling on startup success&hellip;and the challenges they face.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 35838 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Entrepreneurs Carve Out Space In The Growing App Economy Jordan Holds Tech Bootcamp For Syrian Entrepreneurs http://nhpr.org/post/jordan-holds-tech-bootcamp-syrian-entrepreneurs <p>Syria’s civil war is now in its third year. More than 70,000 people have been killed; more than 1.4 million people have fled their homes; lives and families have been shattered; landmarks decimated and the economy is crumbling. Among those seeking refuge in neighboring Jordan are innovators and diaspora entrepreneurs who may well be seeding the ideas and infrastructure of Syria’s future. <strong>Patrick Clark </strong>is a reporter for <em>Bloomberg Business Week</em> covering small business and entrepreneurship and <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-29/syrias-refugee-entrepreneurs-find-a-home-in-jordan" target="_blank">wrote about a tech boot camp </a>for Syrians working in Jordan with Sarah Topol.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:38:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27175 at http://nhpr.org Jordan Holds Tech Bootcamp For Syrian Entrepreneurs Starting A Business: The New Retirement? http://nhpr.org/post/starting-business-new-retirement <p></p><p>More aging adults are stepping out on a limb and starting their own businesses, says a report from the Kauffman Foundation. In New Hampshire, the Small Business Association and AARP are working together to make sure these so-called “encore entrepreneurs” have the tools they need.</p><p>The recession had hit by the time Joyce Goodwin finished her temporary position as director of a school in Hudson. She was 54, and couldn’t find another job. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:49:36 +0000 Emily Corwin 14128 at http://nhpr.org Starting A Business: The New Retirement? Top Stories: Who's On Welfare? Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/top-stories-whos-welfare-start-entrepreneur-brings-high-tech-talent-rural-nh <p>A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire" target="_blank">StateImpact - NH</a> website. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:37:14 +0000 NHPR Staff 8866 at http://nhpr.org Top Stories: Who's On Welfare? Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. Getting By, Getting Ahead: Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/getting-getting-ahead-start-entrepreneur-brings-high-tech-talent-rural-nh-0 <p>Deep inside a nondescript business park in Lebanon, a blocky, industrial building is getting a facelift. The inside has already been revamped, with big, glass-walled hallways and bright orange accent walls. Every so often, the staccato of hammers, whirring of drills and hiss of nail guns disrupt the quiet. But those are just the sounds you want to hear when you’re running a young business you want to grow. And that’s just what’s happening at the drug discovery company Adimab in Lebanon.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:44:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 8477 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead: Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. A Poem Store Open For Business, In The Open Air http://nhpr.org/post/poem-store-open-business-open-air Zach Houston runs his Poem Store (on any given sidewalk) with these items: a manual typewriter, a wooden folding chair, scraps of paper, and a white poster board that reads: "POEMS — Your Topic, Your Price."<p>Houston usually gets from $2 to $20 for a poem, he says. He's received a $100 bill more than once. The Oakland, Calif., resident has been composing spontaneous street poems in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005. Five years ago, it became his main source of income.<p>"I quit my last conventional job on April Fools' Day, 2007," says Houston, 29. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:01:00 +0000 3169 at http://nhpr.org A Poem Store Open For Business, In The Open Air Business Boot Camp Gives Veterans A New Start http://nhpr.org/post/business-boot-camp-gives-veterans-new-start The pullout of American troops in Iraq and those returning from Afghanistan have brought many service members back to their families and into the civilian job market.<p>While there is a new law that offers incentives to employers who hire them, many veterans across the country are trying to start their own businesses. A rigorous, free <a href="http://whitman.syr.edu/ebv/">program started at Syracuse University</a> is giving them the tools to be their own boss.<p>Twenty-five-year-old Edward Young spends a lot of time in his Ford truck. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:29:00 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 2208 at http://nhpr.org Business Boot Camp Gives Veterans A New Start Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change http://nhpr.org/post/over-bowls-soup-donors-find-recipe-change The Soup Movement in America is based on a simple recipe: Bring a bunch of people together to eat soup. Ask each person for a modest donation — say $5. Listen to a few proposals about how people might use that pool of money for a worthwhile project. Vote on the best proposal, and give all the money to the top vote-getter. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:46:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 1823 at http://nhpr.org Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change