The Enterprise Center

For entrepreneurs under 40

Specifically for younger business owners (and business owner wannabes)

Young Entrepreneurs (YENS)

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The Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS), a 2012 Enterprise Center initiative was made possible by a grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. It was so successful, it has now become an independent organization. Targeted to business owners (and business owner wannabes) under the age of 40, YENS is a great way to make the connections and pick up the skills you need to succeed.

Networking – Quarterly large events across the North Shore at area bars, restaurants, and event spaces. Free food, cash bar  and access to local business leaders

Skills – Bimonthly, after-work sessions at the Enterprise Center and other business venues featuring a speaker or program on a topic of interest to young entrepreneurs

YENS is here to identify, support and encourage the North Shore’s young entrepreneurial women and men and, through the growth of their companies, create jobs for others.

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We want to give a BIG thank you to our sponsor, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, whose generous grant made this initiative e possible.

Are you a young entrepreneur that owns an awesome venue or space on the North Shore? The Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore are always looking for great YENS-owned and operated locations to host workshops and networking events. If you would like to host an event or offer your space, please contact Will Neely at or by calling 978-542-7528.


The Growth Program, a year-long program of seminars, mentoring and CEO groups specifically for companies in growth mode

CEO Groups  – 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.

The 2014 Business Plan Competition.  New format changes out long, detailed plans for executive summaries, PowerPoint presentations and brief, two-minute Big Idea videos. Stay tuned for details mid-October 2013. Applications open in November!