Start a Business

GOT AN IDEA?  GET THE HELP YOU NEED TO MAKE IT REALITY.

The North Shore is right in line with contemporary work trends and thinking. Increasingly, people are including quality of life in their job decisions; they’re working from home or across the country from their employer’s headquarters. Add to that the fact that many young people today don’t want to find a job, they want to create their own.

We invite you to create your job—your company—in Essex County, where both the lifestyle and support for new businesses are unmatched.

Start-up support

• The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (SBDC), based in the Enterprise Center at Salem State University is a great place to start.
• The North Shore Alliance can answer questions and help you access the right people and find solutions to your start-up issues.
• Specialized certificate and Associate degree programs are training workers for key industry clusters, giving them the knowledge and skills to be contributing employees from day one.
• The North of Boston Business Plan Competition offers new companies both financial awards and, just as important, access to and feedback from regional business leaders.