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CEO Groups open for enrollment – 2017






The Enterprise Center is looking for business owners/CEOs to join our 2017 CEO groups. Each group is geared for a different level of CEO so please click on Group Categories to learn which one is right for you.

Business Cycle
      –  Start-up/Solopreneur CEO Group                                    
      –  Established CEO Group                                                      
      –  Million Dollar CEO Group                                                    
      –  Family-Owned CEO Group                                              

       –  Million Dollar Non-Profit Executive Director CEO Group 

Specialty Groups
       –  Minority Business CEO Group                                             
       –  Enterprising Women CEO Group          

Video Testimonials

Check out the videos below to listen to what some current CEO group participants say about their experience

It can be lonely being a business owner. It’s hard to talk about serious business issues and challenges with people who don’t run their own business, who aren’t interested in your issues or are people with whom you can’t share this information.

Why Should You Join a CEO Group?

But, you do have business issues and you need to talk about them.  You need a place where you can talk in confidence, put your issues on the table, and listen to how other business owners have managed the same issues. And you probably also want a group of business peers, with whom you can form long-term relationships, who can support you throughout your business life cycle. That’s what CEO groups do; that’s their value.

How does a CEO group work?

CEO groups are made up of 8 to 10 business owners/CEOs.  The group meets once a month, for 3 hours, for a whole year.  At the first meeting the group decides when it will meet, and usually chooses a breakfast meeting that runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each group has a professional facilitator, who manages the conversation, and makes sure that everyone gets the chance to put their concerns on the table and contribute to the discussion. These meetings are private, confidential and enormously helpful. They help you solve problems and take action to manage and overcome your ongoing business issues.

If you are interested in joining one of these CEO groups, please read the information in the box on this page or contact Noreen Hazelton by mail at or by phone at 978-542-2505.  You may also fill out the attached Application and email it to

This is what other business owners say about the value of being in a CEO Group:

“The CEO group was a terrific place where I could bring my business issues and learn from other CEOs how they were handling similar issues,  and working with a Mentor was truly helpful“  –  Rich McElroy, President, My Print and Copy

“As an individual business owner I do not have a business partner or board of directors to help me make business decisions, to bounce ideas around with, to punch holes in them.  Having a group of my peers truly dedicated to helping me make the best possible business decisions keeps me focused and accountable.  I know I can turn to them and I know they also rely on me for the same.  The CEO group has made a real difference to my business.”                Liz Silva, Hamilton Bookkeeping

The CEO group provides me the ongoing support that is necessary to grow my business in the most stable way possible. I have felt so fortunate to be a participant in this program.” – Jeannette Kahn, North Shore Children’s Therapies. 

The Enterprise Center currently runs 7 CEO groups. Please read the attached Group Categories document to learn which group is a fit for you:  Group Categories