Whether you are starting up a business from your living room or whether you are the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, our goal is to provide education, training, and networking opportunities on the North Shore. We want to help you grow and succeed. In addition to our weekly workshops and professional development courses, here are some of the programs, competitions, and groups that we run throughout the year:
The North of Boston Business Plan Competition gives early-stage and start-up companies an opportunity to share their plans, compete for cash prizes and get feedback from an expert judging panel.
CEO groups have become one of our most popular programs. These are facilitated, confidential monthly meetings where business owners share challenges and exchange ideas with peers. We are currently running CEO groups for start-ups, established businesses, million-dollar companies, growth companies and large non-profit organizations. Groups start in January, March and September.
Million Dollar Women – The “Year of the Million Dollar Woman” is a celebration of the Million Dollar Women Symposium’s 10th anniversary! From November 2014 – November 2015, we will offer the following new programming geared towards (but not limited to) women, including: Breakfast & Brainstorms, Million Dollar Workshops, The North Shore Million Dollar Women Network, and the final Million Dollar Women Gala in 2015! The Symposium takes place every November, offering the audience and “up close and personal” opportunity to hear from and talk with successful business women
Our Local Food Initiative supports a growing number of North Shore businesses involved in the local food cluster.
128 Venture North breakfasts bring entrepreneurs and investors together. We will be running a one-day special event – “Entrepreneur Investment Boot Camp” on March 27, 2015.
The Growth Program is a year-long program of seminars, mentoring and CEO groups specifically for companies in growth mode.
We work with Student Entrepreneurs and Business Owners and run an annual “Big Idea” Student Video Pitch Contest” as well as specialized programs for students.
Executive Directors and staff of Non-Profit organizations come to many of our general business workshops, but each season we also run one or two programs that focus on non-profit issues.
Sole proprietors are critical to the North of Boston economy, as detailed in research commissioned by the Enterprise Center.