Insights

28 Jun, 2018

New Hampshire Manufacturing Facts from the Center for Manufacturing Research

Great information about the manufacturing industry in New Hampshire from the Center for Manufacturing Research.  It looks very healthy for anyone looking to invest and/or acquire companies in the state. “Manufacturers in New Hampshire account for 10.9 percent of the total output in the state, employing 9.9 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing […]

24 Jan, 2018

Small Business Transactions Reached Record Highs in 2017!

According to BizBuySell.com, small business transactions reached record highs in 2017, up 27 percent from 2016.  “This year’s increase marks a noteworthy upward shift in the number of small businesses changing hands across America. For several years after the 2008-2009 Great Recession, sales volume remained low as small businesses struggled financially and capital for financing […]

25 Oct, 2017

The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Occupations vs Fastest-Declining ones

Here’s a very interesting article by Ben Casselman in the NY Times, October 25, 2017 about the shifting job categories through automation and overall demographic changes.  It lists the projected top 10 fastest-growing occupations from 2016 to 2026 and then the fastest-declining ones.  Great information to know! Click here: “Experts Foresee a U.S. Work Force […]

22 Sep, 2017

The Spa Industry in the USA generated 16.3 billion in Revenues!!

Have you ever thought about entering the Wellness Industry?  Or are you currently in it and wondering if you should reinvest in the industry?  From these stats, it sure looks like it’s healthy and fairly recession proof. “Wellness is about making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining one’s well-being both physically and mentally. In recent years, […]

27 Jun, 2017

I read lots of articles on business and entrepreneurship and this one provides some interesting insights.  The 3 Lessons:

  1. Talk to customers early and often
  2. Keep your focus on solving customers’ actual pain points.
  3. Always be iterating.

Click here to read the article the full article and learn more about these three lessons in Entrepreneur Magazine.

JAIME STROLLO As product design manager, Jaime Strollo is responsible for the UX strategy of Betterment's financial planning products, as well as the management and mentorship of product designers.
8 May, 2017

Revitalization Tax To Support Portsmouth, NH Downtown Businesses

Are you considering expanding your business in Portsmouth, NH?  There are some great tax benefits available through the state’s Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program.  Here’s an article about the program in the Portsmouth Herald: Downtown Businesses Eligible For Revitalization Tax Credits Also, if you are looking to start a business in Portsmouth, below is a […]

15 Nov, 2016

Clicks to Bricks… Online Retailers are Seeing the Value of a Real Live Store!

It’s great to see that not everyone is saying that all retail sales are heading online.  This article in The New York Times references that “web-influenced sales in physical stores (when a consumer researches a product on a smartphone, for instance, and then buys in a store) are expected to account for an additional $1.3 […]

13 Oct, 2016

BizBuySell Reports Small Business Transactions in 3rd Quarter of 2016 are up 15%!!

“BizBuySell, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that third-quarter small business transactions reached the highest levels since the second quarter of 2008, right before the recession hit. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com’s Q3 2016 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. A total of 2,090 […]