Down To Business

Down To Business
Your insider’s guide from New Hampshire’s business news leaders. To be updated each week when a new episode is available, subscribe below via your favorite podcast platform.

Episode 34: Protecting Your Business From Dark Web Threats
Oct 14 • 30 min
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden sits down with Keith Bamford, CEO of Daystar. Keith explains what the dark web is, why businesses need to be aware of it, and how they can protect their data from it. They also discuss broader technology and…
Down To Business 33: How NH’s International Trade Proceeds In A Pandemic
Oct 7 • 24 min
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks to writer Liisa Rajala about how STEP funds will be used for helping New Hampshire firms with virtual outreach abroad. Then Bob Sanders shares a preview of his pre-election statewide candidate survey. This…
Episode 32: How Downtowns Are Faring and a Look at the Current State of CEO Pay
Sep 30 • 25 min
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold catches up with Liisa Rajala on her recent discussions with downtown leaders from around the state. How are these retail and restaurant centers faring in the current stage of the pandemic? What do their employees…
Episode 31: How Granite State College’s Business-Oriented Programs Are Navigating The New Normal
Sep 23 • 26 min
This week NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks to Mercedes Hunt, Director of Business Management and Finance Programs, and Rachel French, Business Partnerships Manager, about the current state of Granite State College’s business programs and…
Episode 30: What The Eviction Moratorium Means For New Hampshire
Sep 16 • 25 min
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders break down what the federal moratorium on evictions means for New Hampshire. Will it be effective? What do the numbers say about the need for it?
Down To Business 29: Steve Camerino On Building Rural Broadband Access
Sep 9 • 24 min
This week, NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with New Hampshire Electric Cooperative President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Camerino. Steve explains the parallels between access to electricity and access to broadband, the challenges to…
Episode 28: Kyle York, CEO of York IE
Sep 2 • 27 min
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with Kyle York, CEO and Managing Partner at York IE, a strategic advisory, investment, and operational growth firm based in Manchester, NH. Kyle talks about where they’re focusing investment efforts right…
Episode 27: What Was The Real NH Business Cost of The Pandemic?
Aug 26 • 21 min
On this week’s Down To Business, Jeff Feingold and Bob Sanders talk about putting some numbers to the business losses NH has endured during the pandemic. So far, and they say this is just the tip of the iceberg, it tallies up to $2.6B. Then Jeff and Lisa…
Episode 26: Forcivity CEO and founder Steve Baines
Aug 19 • 24 min
Jeff and Liisa talk with Forcivity CEO and founder Steve Baines on having his Manchester, NH, business named 157th fastest growing company in the Inc. 5000, as well as leadership lessons from navigating the pandemic, leading a remote team and more.
Episode 25: New Bill Lifts Flying Cars In NH
Aug 12 • 24 min
The NH Business Review team talks about a new bill signed by the governor that allows folks to register their flying cars at the DMV, and what that portends for the future of flying cars (and the roadable aircraft business) in the state. Then they check…
Episode 24: Is It Too Early For In-Person Business Events?
Aug 5 • 29 min
This week our publisher, Ernesto Burden, attended the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association Economic Summit and talked to BIA President Jim Roche afterward on his takeaways from hosting the event. Jeff Feingold, Liisa Rajala and Ernesto talk…
Episode 23: JP Morgan Midyear Outlook Asks: Can the Recovery Keep Its Momentum?
Jul 29 • 29 min
This week’s episode is a must listen for those looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. Jim Glassman, Head Economist, Commercial Banking, at JPMorgan Chase and Tom Cunningham, Vice President for JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking in Manchester, NH…
Episode 22: Uniquely Large Survey Shows State Of NH Businesses; Also, BIA, Other Groups, Say Mask Up
Jul 22 • 25 min
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden guest hosts this episode with Bob Sanders and Liisa Rajala. They talk about the results of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) survey of 1,549 businesses, as well as the last of the current assistance…
Episode 21: The Plight of the Homebuyer; the Delight of the Seller
Jul 16 • 24 min
NH Business Review editors Jeff Feingold and Liisa Rajala discuss the tight housing market from two first person perspectives, that of a recent seller and a current home seeker. Then writer Bob Sanders brings us up to speed on all that legislature has…
Down To Business 20: Puritan Backroom’s General Manager On How Restaurants Are Adapting
Jul 8 • 27 min
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with the Puritan Backroom’s General Manager Eric Zink to talk about how the restaurant has adapted, and continues to adapt, to the limits on dining created by Covid-19. This week’s episode of Down To…
Down To Business 19: NH House Passes 75 Business-Related Bills On Last Day
Jul 1 • 22 min
On this episode, NH Business Review writer Bob Sanders breaks down some of the 75 business-related bills passed by the New Hampshire House in a session held Tuesday at the Whittemore Arena at the University of New Hampshire. He and editor Jeff Feingold…
Episode 18: New Hampshire’s NASA Connection
Jun 24 • 21 min
New Hampshire has a long history of contributing to space exploration, and NASA is again looking to NH businesses as it prepares for the Artemis program – launching the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. Liisa Rajala fills editor Jeff Feingold…
Episode 17: Doing Business In NH As A Person Of Color
Jun 18 • 28 min
NH Business Review’s Jeff Feingold and Liisa Rajala talk to Lisa Carter-Knight, the president of Drinkwater Marketing in Exeter. Lisa describes her experiences as an African-American woman in moving to and founding a business in New Hampshire and the…
Episode 16: A Childcare Crisis in NH? Also, Where Does Reopening Stand?
Jun 10 • 24 min
In this episode, Jeff Feingold talks to writer Susan Geier on the crisis facing the New Hampshire childcare industry, and that impact that will have on business in the state’s economy overall. Then staff writer Bob Sanders gives Jeff an update on where…
An update on the Atrium class action suit and a look at one business category that’s booming during the pandemic
Jun 3 • 19 min
The NH Business Review team looks at the latest on the class action lawsuit against Atrium Medical Corp and the now 2,136 cases filed in Concord, with trials slated to begin in September. Also, there’s one sector of the New Hampshire economy that’s…
Reopening New Hampshire; and what’s happening with the USPS?
Jun 1 • 21 min
Jeff and Bob take a look at how businesses are reopening in New Hampshire, including some that may be pushing the limits on what the guidelines say is allowed. Then Liisa fills us in on what the troubles at the United States Postal Service mean for New…
Bankruptcy relief for small business: How the CARES act is expanding access to Chapter 11
May 20 • 28 min
Jeff Feingold sits down with Bob Keach, co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Group, to dig into how the CARES act is opening up access to Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief to better meet the needs of small business. This week’s…
When And How Is Live Entertainment Returning To The Granite State?
May 13 • 20 min
The New Hampshire Business Review team looks at when, and how, live entertainment such as concerts and theater will happen again in New Hampshire. Also on the docket, an interesting, if temporary, side effect of the pandemic shutdown: paid family leave in…
Small NH Farms Doing Well; Plus Tiffany Eddy On How To Look Great On Zoom
May 6 • 25 min
Writer Susan Geier discusses her recent story on the coronavirus’ impact on New Hampshire agriculture: while small farms are seeing a boom, wholesalers are seeing their markets vanish. Then Jeff talks with Tiffany Eddy for pro tips on looking great on…
Down To Business Episode 10: How Are NH Investors Managing The Shut Down?
Apr 29 • 21 min
The team talks about how early stage capital inventors here in New Hampshire are dealing with the shutdown. They also look at how the stage two rollout of PPP loans went. The word “fiasco” may have come up. This week’s episode of Down To Business is…
Down To Business Episode 9: What’s Next For The PPP And Other Sources Of Help For NH Small Business
Apr 22 • 22 min
In this week’s episode, the team discusses how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its much smaller sibling, Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) have helped NH businesses prior to running out of funding, what will happen in the next federal…
Down To Business Episode 8: The Potential Impact On NH Summer Tourism
Apr 17 • 18 min
NH Business Review’s team analyzes how many businesses in the state are impacted by the PPP running out of funds, and what options businesses that haven’t secured funding may have. Then the team also discusses new reporting on the impact the coronavirus…
Down To Business Episode 7: Getting Your Business Stimulus, Plus The Ins And Outs Of Remote Working
Apr 13 • 19 min
In this episode, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold, associate editor Liisa Rajala, and writer Bob Sanders tackle the PPE and stimulus, as well as how New Hampshire companies are approaching remote working.
Down To Business Episode 6: Unemployment in NH, and the Impact of Coronavirus on Landlords
Apr 2 • 20 min
This week, NHBR editor Jeff Feingold and reporter Bob Sanders discuss the growing impact of the coronavirus on employment in New Hampshire, as well the tough situation both tenants and landlords are finding themselves in as they navigate the state’s…
Down To Business Episode 5: Coronavirus Impact On NH Unemployment Trust Fund, Taxes And More
Mar 26 • 17 min
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders discuss the coronavirus impact on NH unemployment, the trust fund, and the impact that will have on business taxes. And on a positive note, they take a look at how manufacturers in the state are “more-than…
Down To Business Episode 4: Working Remotely
Mar 18 • 25 min
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold invites “the boss,” NHBR and McLean Communications publisher Ernesto Burden, onto the show to talk about remote working, McLean’s approach to remote working during coronavirus social distancing, and…
NH Business Review’s Down To Business Episode 3: Potential Coronavirus Impact On The New Hampshire Economy
Mar 11 • 18 min
Writer Susan Geier sits down to talk with NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold about her recent story for newspaper on the potential economic impact of the coronavirus, from manufacturing to tourism, and how business will deal with possible employee…
Down To Business Episode 2: Batteries and Family Medical Leave
Mar 3 • 19 min
The NHBR team covers developments in energy storage, including the massive Eversource battery project in western New Hampshire. Also, how are New Hampshire businesses addressing family medical leave, and what implications does current legislation in the…
Down To Business Episode 1: Trash, BioMed and Taxes
Feb 19 • 20 min
New Hampshire Business Review editor Jeff Feingold leads an analysis of key issues affecting New Hampshire businesses this week; including the business and politics of trash and recycling, New Hampshire’s growing role in the bio-med industry and shifts in…