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Programs

Diversity is our middle name. The Enterprise Center offers programs, networking opportunities, and individualized training for all members of the business community. Sole proprietors, small businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and non-profits are all welcome! The Enterprise Center is not just workshops!  Here are a few of our other offerings.

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.  Submission deadline for 2015 Competition is Friday, February 20, 2015 no later than 5:00pm. 

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 WomenThe 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.