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Lancaster’s Polish Princess

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in News, Press Room, Small Business Article | 0 comments

Lancaster’s Polish Princess

Downtown bakery is a dream come true BY CHRIS JENSEN Published: June 9, 2017 Magdalena Randall, owner of the Polish Princess PHOTOS BY CHRIS JENSEN It was supposed to be Magdalena Randall’s triumphal moment: starting her own bakery. Instead, she wanted to cry — and she was a strong, determined soul with plenty of gumption. She was not accustomed to swooning. She’d come to the United States from Poland in 2003, dreaming of having a business of her own. That was put on hold while she raised two boys, who were now adolescents. For six years she’d been selling European-style bread at a farmer’s...

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Independent Phone Repair Business on the Rise

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in News, Press Room, Small Business Article | 0 comments

President of NH iPhone Repair Chad Johansen shows how he can fix a cracked screen on a iPhone Thursday afternoon at his new Portsmouth shop. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT) By KIMBERLEY HAAS Union Leader Correspondent Chad Johansen, 24, has opened a third iPhone repair store. The location on Deer Street in Portsmouth is downtown and a quick walk from Market Square. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT) PORTSMOUTH — A 24-year-old New Hampshire entrepreneur is opening his third iPhone repair store, and hopes to break into the Seacoast region by locating his shop downtown....

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NH iPhone Repair opens third location in Portsmouth

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in News, Press Room, Small Business Article | 0 comments

Startup expands as customers, companies respond to personalized service BY LIISA RAJALA Published: March 30, 2017 Chad Johansen, owner and operator of NH iPhone Repair Chad Johansen saw a need to overhaul the manner in which cellphone repairs where conducted when he cracked the screen on his cellphone during his freshman year of college. Leaving his cellphone with a random stranger for two hours did not sit right with him. That’s what led Johansen to create a cellphone repair business that allowed customers to sit there and chat with him while he fixed their phones – providing a...

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The APEX Accelerator Program Kicks Off

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The APEX Accelerator Program Kicks Off

Participants of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth’s first APEX Accelerator program, which kicked-off this week.   Earlier this week, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth kicked off their first class for the newly-created APEX Accelerator program. Fifteen companies were selected from the Central New Hampshire region to take part in the first APEX Accelerator program, which assists participating entrepreneurs and established business owners accelerate their businesses’ growth through weekly educational sessions, direct mentorship from experienced industry professionals and networking...

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Plymouth State Effort Targets Growth in North Country Town

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in News, Press Room, Small Business Article | 0 comments

Lancaster initiative brings university, business leaders together BY JEFF FEINGOLD Published: February 22, 2017 Plymouth State University’s Lancaster initiative is exploring ways to stimulate entrepreneurial ventures in the town. Plymouth State University and members of the Lancaster business community have launched a multi-faceted initiative aimed at evaluating challenges and opportunities in attracting young people and small, entrepreneurial businesses to Lancaster. The 16-week effort will involve more than 60 PSU students from various academic disciplines in what the university describes...

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Plymouth’s Enterprise Zone

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Incubator gives startups support, access BY LIISA RAJALA Published: July 20, 2016 Tom Armstrong, founder and CEO of commercial appraising software Narrative1, sold his company to California-based ExactBid but still operates a staff of 20 at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. PHOTO BY SARAH SZEWCZYK While working in the family real estate and appraisal business, Tom Armstrong created his commercial property appraisal software company, Narrative1, by looking up pieces of open-source code online. “It was a very unorthodox way to learn how to program,” Armstrong said. “Everything I learned was...

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