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Whether you are starting up a business from your living room or are the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, the goal of The Enterprise Center is to provide you with education, training, and networking opportunities, on the North Shore, to help your business grow and succeed.  Here are some of the programs, competitions, and groups that we run throughout the year:

Weekly Workshops, held most Tuesdays and Thursdays, bring in expert speakers who cover topics that all business owners need to know. Some recent topics have been  “Blogging for Business”, “Building an Effective Brand”, “Grow Your Business with LinkedIn” and many more. Each workshop can accommodate up to 60 people, so please register on our website Click Here:  Workshop Calendar.

CEO groups have become one of our most popular programs. CEO Groups are facilitated, confidential monthly meetings where business owners share challenges and exchange ideas with peers. We are currently running CEO groups for solopreneurs/start-ups, established businesses, million-dollar companies, growth companies and large non-profit organizations.  Groups start in January, March and September.

Million Dollar Women – Each year we invite women, who have built million dollar businesses, to share their experience and journey and talk about how they built their success.  We run quarterly Breakfast and Brainstorming events which give women the chance to be ‘up close and personal’ and learn from a Million Dollar Woman.  In addition, each November we offer a Million Dollar Women Symposium. The 2016 Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 and will feature inspirational women business owners.  Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming event.

Our Local Food Initiative supports a growing number of North Shore businesses that are involved in the local food cluster – making, selling, distributing or serving unique local foods. Please check our Calendar section to see upcoming local food workshops.

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 business feedback from an expert judging panel.

Connecting Businesses with Investment Capital…128 Venture North.  We run a series of workshops that bring angel and other investors together with entrepreneurs and established business owners. Investors describe what they are looking for, as they put their money to work, and businesses learn how to present their companies for financing purposes.

The Growth Program is  a year-long program of seminars, mentoring and CEO groups specifically designed for companies in growth mode. The program is currently not active but can be run again if there is sufficient business interest. Please contact us if you are interested.

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.