The Enterprise Center
  1. The Enterprise Center

    The Region's Small Business Growth Center

    Learn business skills  •  Network   •  Lease space   •  Meet potential investors  •    Take your business to the next level  •  Explore new options   •  Join our Young Entrepreneurs


    The Enterprise Center
  2. Workshops

    "I am truly glad I had the opportunity to participate in this program."

    —Marc Cooper

  3. Business Plan Competition

    ""The advice and coaching have been excellent; this has been a very positive and dynamic experience.”"

    —Dr. Georgia Mitsi, Founder and CEO of Apptomic

    Business Plan Competition
  4. Local Food

    "The importance of keeping food local, from farming to distribution, is hugely important to our local economy."

    —- Jane Carr

    Local Food Initiative
  5. CEO Groups

    "“The CEO group functions as an expert panel, board of directors and support group rolled into one. And we hold each other accountable to deliver on our goals. The insights and resources I’ve gained have helped my company tremendously.”"

    —Jane Bright, Brightworks

    CEO Groups
  6. 128 Venture North

    "The monthly meetings with fellow group members gave me a fresh perspective on how they were handling challenges in their business."

    —Al Dichner, R&L Associates, Inc. and The Aries Group

    128 Venture North
  7. Blog

    "I learn so much every time I come to the Enterprise Center!"

    —Sarah Noyes


We arm business owners with the knowledge & skills to start their business, grow, and succeed.

New CEO Announced! We are pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Smith, Chief Executive Officer at the Enterprise Center! Greg brings over 30 years of managerial experience in the high tech and software industries, as well as a vast background in nonprofit, philanthropic, and organizational leadership. Under Smith’s guidance, the Enterprise Center will embark on an exciting new chapter as a resource for businesses on the North Shore, and will look to expand upon the initiatives created by retired CEO, Christine Sullivan. Currently, Smith serves as vice president of the public sector and education vertical for Kronos Inc., in Chelmsford MA., and he will officially join the Enterprise Center on August 4th. Smith graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Business Administration, and he completed the executive leadership program at Stanford University. He also holds an M.S. in organizational management from Northeastern University. Smith is the chairman of the board at Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence, a nonprofit focused on helping the poor and homeless out of poverty. He is also on the elder board and at First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich, MA as well as Amirah Inc., a North Shore safe house and rehabilitation center for individuals who have been sex or labor trafficked. Greg and his wife, Nancy, live in Beverly MA and have four children.