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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/

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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