Workplace Navigator: Should an Employee Have to Host a Boss Overnight?

Q: My friend has a high-stress public-sector job. He says his office is backstabby, but his boss is great. Likes him, likes his work, knows about the backstabby culture and does not play into it. So, my friend wants to keep his boss on his side. But, and this is a big but, my friend lives close to the airport and the boss lives far away from it. So once or twice a month, when the boss needs to make an early flight for a business trip,...

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The Business of Agriculture: Time of Transition for Upper Valley Vegetable Farms
Nov27

The Business of Agriculture: Time of Transition for Upper Valley Vegetable Farms

For Sale: Iconic local business w/ dedicated customer base. Turnkey operation, established markets. Includes housing, a healthy lifestyle and all the food you can eat. For Sale: Small business with high capital costs and low return on investment. Modest income potential. Must be willing to work odd hours and weekends. Unlikely to qualify for conventional financing. Anyone looking to buy a vegetable farm in the Upper Valley these days...

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Boss’s Bookshelf: The Top Five Business Books the CEO Can’t Put Down
Nov27

Boss’s Bookshelf: The Top Five Business Books the CEO Can’t Put Down

1. Abundance Unleashed: Open Yourself to More Money, Love, Health, and Happiness Now By Christian Mickelsen, Hay House Mickelsen, a self-made multimillionaire, CEO of Future Force Inc., and personal coach, is on a mission to awaken humanity to the oceans of abundance within each of us. By recognizing the infinite abundance we all possess, we will be able to achieve our highest levels of personal and professional success. Mickelsen has...

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People in Business: December 2017
Nov27

People in Business: December 2017

Christina Mattsson, of Woodstock, has been named sports programming director at Suicide Six Ski Area and the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Mattsson will oversee the ski and snowboard school at Suicide Six during the winter, and also will develop sports programming at the Woodstock Athletic Club. With the goal of establishing the mountain as a year-round destination, initiatives under her lead will include launching the downhill...

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The Exit Interview: Jessica Saturley-Hall, Founder of The Upper Valley Compost Co.
Nov27

The Exit Interview: Jessica Saturley-Hall, Founder of The Upper Valley Compost Co.

Lebanon resident Jessica Saturley-Hall wants to make curbside compost pick-up the norm for homes and small businesses throughout the Upper Valley. In August, the 32-year-old — who has worked in the food and agriculture sector — founded The Upper Valley Compost Co. following a short pilot period, during which the project was better received than she had anticipated. Now The Upper Valley Compost Co. is “ramen profitable,”...

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Career Coach: The Best Way to Multitask? One Priority at a Time
Nov27

Career Coach: The Best Way to Multitask? One Priority at a Time

You are juggling multiple responsibilities at work, all with rapidly approaching deadlines. Meanwhile, your personal obligations are piling up. You are beginning to feel the pressure of it all. If this sounds the least bit familiar to you, know that you are not alone. The mantra at many companies today is to do more with less. How do you approach managing multiple priorities? The truth of the matter is that multitasking just isn’t...

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The ‘Incredible Life’ of Tuck’s Dia Draper: Businesswoman, Coach, Traveler, Survivor
Oct30

The ‘Incredible Life’ of Tuck’s Dia Draper: Businesswoman, Coach, Traveler, Survivor

On a U.S. Army base in Germany in 1982, trained by her father and wielding a jar of colorful glass globes, a 10-year-old self-proclaimed black belt ninja of marbles emerged and beat the boys who’d spurned her, winning every marble in the ring. The next day, she sold the marbles back to the boys at a premium and, in so doing, revealed — like Superman’s Clark Kent or Wonder Woman’s Diana Prince — an alter ego: Dia Draper, businesswoman....

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From the Editor: November 2017

How many times could Dia Draper have quit? When she was a 10-year-old Army brat shunned by her playmates? When money got tight during her sophomore year of college? When her first marriage dissolved after less than a year? When the diagnosis was stage 3 colon cancer? Truth is, there’s no quit in Draper. As she told contributor Rebecca Perkins Hanissian for this month’s cover story, Draper is “super extroverted,” embraces change, knows...

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Nerd Wallet: Why NFL Players Go Broke, and What You Can Learn
Oct30

Nerd Wallet: Why NFL Players Go Broke, and What You Can Learn

Terrell Owens originally was famous for his many National Football League records and over-the-top touchdown celebrations. But he’s also famous for running through most of the $80 million he made during his 15-year career, thanks in part to bad investments and business deals. “Having a lot of money, it’s good, but at the same time you have to be smart with it,” Owens said. “You have to really find the right people to help you manage...

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The Exit Interview: Paul Gross
Oct30

The Exit Interview: Paul Gross

When Paul Gross arrived at Dartmouth College as a freshman in 1969, making jewelry was the farthest thing from his mind. “I had done a little woodworking at home, but never had a chance to take shop or even an art class in high school,” he said. Then one day, the psychology major walked into the student jewelry workshop at the Hopkins Center for the Arts and discovered his passion, and talent, for the craft — which he called “an...

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