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Enterprise Center at Salem State University

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121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
978-542-7528 https://enterprisectr.org/
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA  01970
Main #: 978.542.7528 
Fax #:  978.542.7061
Web:  www.enterprisectr.org

June 2016

Alliance Sponsored Local Food Initiative Workshop – Getting your Product on the Shelf

June 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:30 to 10:30 am Alliance Sponsored Local Food Initiative Workshop http://enterprisectr.org/event/getting-product-shelf/ Enterprise Center | 121 Loring Avenue | Salem MA Getting Your Product on the Shelf - Have you developed a food product and are now ready to go to the next step? Come and listen to Don Ouellette of Crosby's Market, who will give you tips on how to develop a partnership with a grocer to get your product into a store and onto a…

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February 2017

Inner City Capital Connections

February 6, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Please join us and our listed Nominating Partners at the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Program Information Session for North Shore Businesses. This national program positions small businesses for immediate and long term growth through executive education, personalized business coaching, networking and access to growth capital. Since its inception in 2005, ICCC has worked with 1,120 unique companies from across the country, including 837 ICCC businesses that have raised over $1.32 billion in debt and equity capital and created over…

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April 2017

North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

April 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Special Opportunity – Meet with State Officials to Discuss How to Grow Your Business Here is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders and discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources that may be available to meet those needs. Meetings take place at the Enterprise Center. April 11, 2017 - Appointments between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development Overview of Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive…

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SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS

April 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources available to you. Meetings take place at the Enterprise Center. Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, will be at both sessions to provide an overview of the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program(EDIP) and other programs that benefit businesses. Alison Moronta & Bob…

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May 2017

SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS

May 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Enterprise Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and state-provided resources available to you. Meetings take place at the Enterprise Center. To schedule an appointment, call Terry Brancato at (978) 542-2505 Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development will be at both sessions to provide an overview of the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program(EDIP) and…

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June 2017

Small Business Resource Fair

June 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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If you’re starting or expanding your business, learn about resources available through the Commonwealth. Representatives from State agencies will be on hand to discuss how they can help you. Location: Marsh Hall, Salem State University 71 Loring Ave | Salem, MA, 01970 Register Here!  

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September 2017

SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS

September 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Massachusetts Office of Business Development, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources available to you. Go to enterprisectr.org for details on these organizations and speakers. Meetings take place at the Enterprise Center. Appointments between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM To schedule an appointment, call Terry Brancato at (978) 542-2505 Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office…

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November 2017

SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS

November 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Massachusetts Office of Business Development, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources available to you. Go to enterprisectr.org for details on these organizations and speakers. Meetings take place at the Enterprise Center. Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development will be at all sessions to provide an overview of the Commonwealth’s Economic Development…

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January 2018

SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS

January 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Massachusetts Office of Business Development, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders at the Enterprise Center to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources available to you. Appointments between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm To schedule an appointment, contact Terry Brancato at 978.542.2505 Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) – Overview of the Commonwealth’s Economic…

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2018 Business Plan Program & Competition – Pitch Panel Schedule & Dates

January 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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PITCH Panel Application Schedule and Dates Applicants must fill out the PITCH Panel Application Form and upon receipt and approval will be scheduled for one of the four (4) PITCH Panel Sessions listed below.   PITCH Panel Application Forms must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the PITCH Panel Session dates scheduled below:  January 2018 Tuesday, January 23, 2018                  PITCH PANEL Application due to the Enterprise Center Thursday, January 25,…

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2018 Business Plan Program & Competition Pre-Competition Workshops & PITCH Panels Schedule Begins

January 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Following last week's successful Kick-Off, the Enterprise Center has officially launched its 2018 Business Plan Program & Competition. The redesigned and expanded Program & Competition is now year-long and will culminate with the Competition Finale in December 2018. Competition awards include: $10,000 (First Place); $6,000 (Second Place); and $4,000 (Third Place). Business owners that participate have access to education, expertise, assistance and support including Pre-Competition Business Plan Workshops and PITCH Panels to better prepare for the Competition: Workshop:  HOW TO WRITE…

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February 2018

Secretary Mark Nunnelly at the Alliance Policymakers Series

February 1, 2018
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Secretary Mark Nunnelly of the newly created Executive Office of Technology Services & Security (EOTSS) was the featured Policymaker this week at the Alliances Policymaker Series. Secretary Nunnelly shared with the audience the Baker-Polito Administration's goals for the Secretariat, progress to-date, and upcoming initiatives. EOTSS has been leading the charge in transforming the Commonwealth’s decentralized approach to IT infrastructure and service delivery into a centralized technology organization focused on securing digital assets and providing quality service to customers and constituents.…

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THE HEALTH CONNECTOR FOR BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSION

February 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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10:00 am - 11:00 am - Info Session 11:00 am - Noon - Health Connector Personnel Availability The North Shore Alliance for Economic Development has partnered with the Enterprise Center and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development for this important information session. If you answered yes to any of the following questions, this information session can help you! *Are you a small business owner with 1-50 employees? *Are you wondering if you need to comply with an employer mandate and what kind…

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March 2018

2018 Business Plan Program & Competition – Pitch Panel Schedule & Dates

March 14, 2018
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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PITCH Panel Application Schedule and Dates Applicants must fill out the PITCH Panel Application Form and upon receipt and approval will be scheduled for one of the four (4) PITCH Panel Sessions listed below.   PITCH Panel Application Forms must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the PITCH Panel Session dates scheduled below:  January 2018 Tuesday, January 23, 2018                  PITCH PANEL Application due to the Enterprise Center Thursday, January 25,…

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April 2018

SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS

April 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Massachusetts Office of Business Development, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders at the Enterprise Center to discuss your specific business needs and learn about the state-provided resources that may be available to you. Nhat Le, Chief Operating Officer and Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD)—Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) and other programs that benefit businesses. Mark…

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May 2018

2018 Business Plan Program & Competition – Pitch Panel Schedule & Dates

May 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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PITCH Panel Application Schedule and Dates Applicants must fill out the PITCH Panel Application Form and upon receipt and approval will be scheduled for one of the four (4) PITCH Panel Sessions listed below.   PITCH Panel Application Forms must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the PITCH Panel Session dates scheduled below:  January 2018 Tuesday, January 23, 2018                  PITCH PANEL Application due to the Enterprise Center Thursday, January 25,…

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July 2018

2018 Business Plan Program & Competition – Pitch Panel Schedule & Dates

July 11, 2018
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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PITCH Panel Application Schedule and Dates Applicants must fill out the PITCH Panel Application Form and upon receipt and approval will be scheduled for one of the four (4) PITCH Panel Sessions listed below.   PITCH Panel Application Forms must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the PITCH Panel Session dates scheduled below:  January 2018 Tuesday, January 23, 2018                  PITCH PANEL Application due to the Enterprise Center Thursday, January 25,…

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October 2018

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH STATE CERTIFICATION AS A WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

October 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Would your business benefit from State Certification as a Women Business Enterprises (WBE) or linking your business to public purchasers in search of goods and services? Business owners of companies with a principal place of business in Massachusetts must attend a free, mandatory, two-hour pre-certification workshop before submitting an application for certification. This workshop provides an overview of the WBE State certification process and the required documents that must be submitted when applying for certification. The workshop also provides a…

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Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) Info Session for Municipalities Northeast Region Meeting Locations

October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Massachusetts Office of Business Development is coordinating several EDIP Meetings across the State.The purpose of the meeting is to: Update municipalities on the new EDIP regulations Inform the audience of the type of projects that will receive incentives as the program has become competitive and not an entitlement Provide a forum for sharing of EDIP “best practices” and getting answers to any EDIP questions Provide an opportunity for municipalities to meet their regional colleagues/network Learn more about EDIP Credits,…

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December 2018

2018 NORTH OF BOSTON BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!!!

December 4, 2018
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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…

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January 2019

Start-Up Tuesdays: 1- Steps to Starting a New Business

January 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Beginning the journey of starting your new business? Be sure not to overlook any o f the 10 crucial steps for success.  Learn what they are, and how to best get started. To Register - Click Here     

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Access to Capital – Rescheduled to May 2, 2019

January 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Financing is one of the most important factors in starting and operating a business. Come listen to finance experts discuss how the process works. To Register:  Click Here 

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THE HEALTH CONNECTOR FOR BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSION

January 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Description Speak directly to Health Connector staff. Are you a small business owner with 1-50 employees? Are you wondering if you need to comply with an employer mandate and what kind of health insurance is compliant with the law? Are you interested in learning about ways you can save on your health insurance premiums? If so, this information session can help you! Since 2006, the Massachusetts Health Connector has helped small businesses to find and compare affordable health insurance in…

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The Health Care Connector for Business Information Session (Part I)

January 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Are you a small business owner with 1-50 employees? Are you wondering if you need to comply with an employer mandate and what kind of health insurance is compliant with the law? Are you interested in learning about ways you can save on your health insurance premiums? If so, this information session can help you! Since 2006, the Massachusetts Health Connector has helped small businesses to find and compare affordable health insurance in Massachusetts. In 2018, Health Connector for business…

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February 2019

Start-Up Tuesdays: Business Models and the Business Model Canvas

February 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas, a popular tool that helps entrepreneurs think through all the critical elements and building blocks needed for business success. To Register - Click Here 

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Small Business Clinics (By Appointment Only)

February 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS - By Appointment Only The Massachusetts Office of Business Development, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources that may be available to you. To schedule an appointment, contact - Terry Brancato at 978-542-2505 Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development / Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) and…

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State Resource Series Mass Growth Capital Corporation (Part II)

February 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join  Alison Moronta, Loan Officer & Grant Program Manager, and learn how MGCC helps Massachusetts small businesses stabilize and grow through financing and managerial assistance to create economic opportunities for all. Come learn about their Small Business Loans, Managerial Assistance, Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program and resource guides. Click to Register

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March 2019

Start-Up Tuesdays: Social Media for Your Business – Where to Begin?

March 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Do  you want to know how social media can help your business but don’t know where to begin? Learn how to decide which of these marketing tools will help your business grow and succeed. To Register - Click Here

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State Resource Series Commonwealth Corporation (Part III)

March 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Come join Kristen Rayne, Outreach Manager Workforce Training Fund Program, and learn about how this Program provides resources to businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees.  The Workforce Training Fund is for businesses of all sizes, but its major focus is small to medium-sized businesses. They are here to help you make an investment in your employees’ skills and your future. To Register - Click Here 

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April 2019

Start-up Tuesdays: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 101

April 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Are you considering a social media marketing campaign and don’t know where to begin? Learn the basics of the most popular platforms and discover what makes content exciting. Speaker: Natalie Bowers, Owner, Acorn Communications For more information & to register:  Click Here 

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SUCCESSFUL E-COMMERCE – THE STUFF, THE SITE & THE STORY

April 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Let’s demystify e-commerce jargon. Let’s talk about what you will sell (the stuff); how to pick a platform, plus SEO, photography and product descriptions (the site); and how to market and promote your shop (the story). You got this! Speaker: Ashley Judge, Head Gal, AlwaysFits.com For more information & to register:  Click Here

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR TOP TALENT

April 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Employee turnover rates are at an all-time high. Learn why people leave their jobs and discover what you can do to keep your top talent. Speaker: Lesley Tracy, Senior Consultant, Changing Behaviors Consulting Services For more information & to register: Click Here

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Small Business Listening Session with the Department of Revenue

April 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Hosted By:  Michael J. Heffernan, Secretary Executive Office for Administration & Finance and Christopher C. Harding, Commissioner Massachusetts Department of Revenue. At the Department of Revenue, we want to provide tools and information to make it easier for you to conduct business with us. This session will provide an opportunity to hear from agency leadership, to have questions answered, and to discuss issues of interest to small businesses across the Commonwealth. Please see RSVP page for information on parking. Space…

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MAXIMIZING CASH FLOW

April 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Effective cash flow management is essential to position your business for success. Learn how every decision and action step you take impacts cash flow, discover the key tools needed to make the best decisions for your company Speaker: Bruce Share, Chief Operations Officer of Bestonomics and CEO if its subsidiary, Best Business Advisors For more information & to register:  Click Here

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May 2019

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

May 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Financing is one of the most important factors in starting and operating a business. Come listen to finance experts discuss how the process works. Speakers: Lisa Gonzalez Welch, SBA Economic Development Specialist, Jugmi Rao, VP Relationship Manager-Small Business, North Shore Region TD Bank, and representatives from ACCION and the City of Salem. For more information & to register:  Click Here 

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Start-Up Tuesdays: SELLING ON AMAZON: BASICS AND BEST PRACTICES

May 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Learn the simple, effective strategy used by small brands to compete powerfully on Amazon. You’ll also discover Amazon’s profit equation, the 10 steps to creating an irresistible product listing, 11 critical costs to consider and more. Speaker: Heather Sears, Founder, Kinshokitchen.com For more information & to register:  Click Here 

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SBA LOANS 101

May 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join Lender Relations Specialist Dan Martiniello as he details the SBA Loan Guaranty programs, services, and benefits for small businesses. Learn about the 7(a) and 504 loan programs, Lender Match Service and more to help your business succeed. Speaker: Daniel Martiniello, Lender Relations Specialist, Massachusetts District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration For more information & to Register:  Click Here 

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June 2019

Start-Up Tuesdays: IS FRANCHISING RIGHT FOR YOU?

June 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Find your franchise match! Learn about the opportunities of owning a franchise and discover the options that meet your goals. Speaker: Steve Rosenkrantz, Career Transition Coach, The Entrepreneur’s Source For more information & to register:  Click Here 

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2019 North of Boston Business Plan Program & Competition Information Session

June 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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2019 North of Boston Business Plan Program & Competition Information Session The North of Boston Business Plan Program & Competition is being offered again in 2019 because we understand the importance of a business plan and recognize the value in getting business ideas vetted to improve business plans.  This Information Session is an opportunity to learn about the Competition from Enterprise Center Staff and last year's winners. Last year's Competition Winners will attend and share with their experience including why they entered…

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September 2019

CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN THAT IS INVESTOR-READY

September 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Is your business plan grounded in (investor) reality?  Learn the common business plan shortcomings to avoid, and make your business plan financially attractive to investors. Speakers:  Peter Dragone and Hans van Putten, Co-Founders, World Wide Local Connect (WWLC) 

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WHAT ARE YOUR COMPETITIVE AND COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES?

September 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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What is your competitive advantage?  What is your comparative advantage?  What problem are you trying to identify and for whom?  Learn the the answers to these questions which are critical to a business’s success. Speaker: Doug Bates, Principal, Aderit Internet Marketing Consulting

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS FINANCIALS

September 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Too many businesses do not understand the importance of cash flow and how it impacts their operations. Learn how much money a business must have to (a) launch itself, (b) sustain itself and (c) grow. Speaker:  Charles Smith, Senior Vice President, SBA Program Manager, Eastern Bank

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BRINGING YOUR CAPITAL NEEDS AND MEANS INTO ALIGNMENT

September 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Learn how to think about investment capital, how to raise cash from angel investors and friends and family, and how to forecast and minimize your capital needs. Speaker: Doug Bates, Principal, Aderit Internet Marketing Consulting

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October 2019

DEVELOP A WINNING PITCH

October 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Pitching your product or service is among the most important skills of a business owner. Learn techniques to employ that will enhance your pitch and yield successful results. Speaker:  Paul Parisi, President and Founder, SaviorLabs

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ATTRACTING A TALENTED WORKFORCE

October 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Finding talented employees in today’s job market is tougher than ever! Learn the tips and tricks for creating effective postings and jobs ads that will attract the caliber of candidates you will be excited to hire. Speakers: Amanda Leonardi, HR Generalist and Jennifer Serei, HR Generalist, MassPay

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HOW TO BE ACCESSIBLE IN THE DIGITAL SPACE

October 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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ADA laws have expanded into the digital space and now record-breaking website compliance lawsuits are being filed against small business owners.  Learn the most effective ways for you to make your visuals, website, and content ADA compliant. Speaker:  Mike Sperling, Founder and CEO, Sperling Interactive

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November 2019

North Shore Coalition Transportation Vision

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The North Shore Coalition, a forum of municipal leaders from 18 cities and towns on the North Shore, will present their vision for transportation in the region on Friday, November 1, 2019. At this event Coalition members will unveil the vision - which includes goals, action items, and ways to measure progress - and discuss financing opportunities and goals. RSVP HERE Questions? Contact: Diego Huezo, Metropolitan Area Planning Council at dhuezo@mapc.org

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2019 North of Boston Business Plan Competition: Semi-Finalists Selected

November 7, 2019
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Six businesses have been chosen as semi-finalists in the Enterprise Center at SSU's 2019 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. The purpose of the competition is to identify and support new or expanding businesses that want to grow on the North Shore. The six Semi-Finalists are: ·     Chikara Health Records – Marblehead, MA ·     Covalent Bonds – Salisbury, MA ·     Dogs Unleashed – Salem, MA ·     Extreme Gloucester Fishing – Gloucester, MA ·     Moody’s Home & Gifts – Salem, MA ·    …

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SMALL BUSINESS CLINICS (By Appointment Only)

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources that may be available to you. To schedule an appointment, contact Terry Brancato at 978-542-2505. Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development / U.S. Small Business Administration, Massachusetts District Office Mark Sullivan, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office of…

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PRICING YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

November 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Learn about pricing concepts, the role of pricing in a company’s strategy and an easy four-step process to determine pricing based on costs, customer goals, trends and competition. Speaker: Barry Horwitz, Horwitz & Company

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December 2019

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

December 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The core skills needed to thrive as an entrepreneur are unique. Using a master list of competencies, learn how to define and build your skillset as a springboard for entrepreneurial success. Speaker: Jim Ognibene, M.Ed., Founder and Creative Director, Visioneer Consulting

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2019 NORTH OF BOSTON BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

December 10, 2019
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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2019 NORTH OF BOSTON BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION -- WINNERS ANNOUNCED The Enterprise Center at Salem State University announced the winners of the 2019 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. Woven Royal of Peabody, MA won the first place grand prize of $10,000. Covalent Bonds of Salisbury, MA came in second winning $3000 and Extreme Gloucester Fishing of Gloucester, MA took home the third prize of $2000. The Enterprise Center is a business growth center for entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Woven…

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January 2020

Start-Up Tuesdays: 10 Steps to Starting a New Business

January 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Are you starting a new business? Be sure not to overlook any of the 10 crucial steps for success. Learn what they are, and how to get started. Speaker:  George Duarte, Jr., Vice President, SBA Lending Officer, Santander Bank Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development https://enterprisectr.org/event/start-up-tuesdays-10-steps-to-startng-a-new-business/

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Small Business Clinics by Appointment Only

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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North Shore Alliance for Economic Development, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and the Enterprise Center invite you to meet one-on-one with a select group of state leaders to discuss your specific business needs and the state-provided resources that may be available to you. Maria Nigro DiStefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development/ Overview of the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) and other programs that benefit businesses. Nancy Gerardi, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center…

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Understanding Trademark, Copyright & More

January 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Every business owner should know how to protect their brand, business name, logo, and creative and intellectual property.  Learn the basics of trademarks and copyrights, and explore common pitfalls to help protect your business.     Speaker:  Daniel N. Smith, Attorney-At-Law, New England Patent & Trademark Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

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PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM – A “HOW TO” GUIDE (Start-up Tuesday)

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Be ready for the deadline in 2021, when employees are able to apply for benefits.  Learn how PFML differs from FMLA and what your business needs to do to meet its responsibilities under the law. Speaker:  William Alpine, Director and Mary B. Tibma, Manager, Customer Engagement and Experience, Department of Family and Medical Leave, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

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February 2020

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS FINANCIALS (Start-up Tuesdays)

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Too many businesses do not understand the importance of cash flow and how it impacts their operations. Learn how much money a business must have to launch itself, sustain itself and grow.     Speaker: Charles Smith, Senior Vice President – SBA Specialist, Eastern Bank Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

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SUCCESSFULLY GROWING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

February 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Learn the different considerations needed to development the strategies and solutions that will help you achieve the business growth that you are looking for.       Speaker: John King, President, Headway Strategy Consulting Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

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March 2020

HOW TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE MARKETING PLAN (Start-up Tuesday)

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Marketing is a broad – and critical – aspect of your business. Learn the steps you can take to prioritize and implement all of the strategic elements of a great marketing plan.     Speakers: David Kovner, Principal Art Sesnovich, Principal, Bulldog Communications Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

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CONNECTING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE COMMONWEALTH

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This FREE workshop is designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to do business with the State. The workshop will provide participants with information about: The bidding process and where to find bidding opportunities The basics of COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online Market Center How to market to public entities (including state and local agencies) The Small Business Purchasing Program and SDO Certification Moderator: Maria DiStefano, Northeast Regional director, MA Office of Business Development Speaker: Erin Powers – Trainer,…

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