On December 4, 2018, the Enterprise Center at Salem State University announced the winners of the 2018 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. The Alliance was a sponsor of this competition. Paw Mobility Rehabilitation & Wellness of Beverly, MA won the grand prize of $10,000. VeriGuide, LLC of Salem, MA came in second winning $6000 and The Artful Life Counseling Center & Studio, LLC took home the third prize of $4000. The Enterprise Center is a business growth center for entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.
It has been a journey for each of these three businesses and their owners. They entered the Competition on October 16, 2018 along with other businesses. They were selected as semi-finalists on November 1, 2018 and then competed to be finalists. Today they made their winning presentations to an audience of judges, bankers, investors, and business people.
The purpose of the Competition is to identify and support businesses who want to grow and expand on the North Shore and thereby build the region’s economy. A special thank you to the sponsors of the 2018 North of Boston Business Plan Competition: Beverly Bank, First Ipswich Bank, Salem Five Charitable Foundation, the Hall Company, and North Shore Alliance for Economic Development.