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Established in the heart of educational growth, the Enterprise Center at Salem State University welcomes entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals of all ages and experience levels to come in and learn something new.

Welcome

The Enterprise Center is an entrepreneurial hub that offers business owners office space, education, and access and connections to small business resources. Serving entrepreneurs on the North Shore and beyond, we invite you to be part of our community. We’re here to help you and your business start, grow and succeed!

Home Away From Home

Whether you’re ready to move out of your home office or looking for an office building that provides a built in entrepreneurial community, business resources and professional growth opportunities – The Enterprise Center is the place for you.

Our single story, 53,000 square foot building is located on a vibrant and beautiful university campus. We currently have office spaces for one or two individuals or larger spaces with individual offices for you and your employees.

The reception desk at The Enterprise Center in Salem, MA
A seminar held at The Enterprise Center in Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Small Business Technical Assistance Services Program For Salem Tourism Industry Businesses

This Small Business Technical Assistance Services (SBTAS) Program is being offered to help tourism industry small businesses located in Salem, MA that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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Upcoming Programs

Are you ready to start your own business? Learn the myths of entrepreneurship and what it really takes to start your own business. Please join the Enterprise Center and Robert Schick, SCORE Certified Mentor, Northeast Massachusetts Chapter for this ninety…


In-Person Workshop – Enterprise Center 121 Loring Avenue, Salem MA Shehla Syed, IP Strategist & Litigator, Trademark, Copyright & Patent Attorney   Since the pandemic, the shift to more on-line business is everywhere.  As beneficial as it is to conduct…


In-Person Workshop – Enterprise Center 121 Loring Avenue, Salem MA Speaker:  Mike Sperling, Founder & Director, Sperling Interactive   We will explore how to set up a successful email marketing campaign.  This will include a look at the platforms, building audiences,…


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Small Business Story

Listen to how Jessica Moody, owner of Moody’s Home & Gifts in Salem, Massachusetts discovered the Enterprise Center and took advantage of our many resources to improve and grow her business. Her participation and experience in our Business Plan Program & Competition, Workshops and CEO Groups directly impacted her success.

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Address

121 Loring Ave Salem, MA 01970

Phone

978-542-7528

Fax

978-542-7061

For Parking

Parking for Enterprise Center events requires an Enterprise Center Parking Pass. Parking spots are located around the “Main Entrance” perimeter of the building and marked by “Parking for Enterprise Center tenants and guests” signs. All other spaces are student parking spaces and can result in a Salem State University Police Parking ticket. If you need a Parking Pass please call (978) 542-7528.

There is no doubt that the pandemic caused significant disruptions in America’s labor force in what many call The Great Resignation. In fact, over the course of 2021 more than 47 million people quit their jobs in search of something better, whether it was a new career that would bring fulfillment or possibly a better work-life balance.

Many of those millions of people have changed careers, found other employment, or stopped working altogether. Still, others are still on the hunt for a position that could bring fulfillment. Job hunting is always stressful especially when crafting or editing your resume and then going to interviews. 

Today, let’s review some of the most common errors that prospective candidates make on their resumes in the hopes of preventing this from happening to you. 

overhead view of workers at a table

Think About the Future, Not the Past 

Many resumes are written in a story form showcasing all past accomplishments and job responsibilities. 

Many human resource departments who spend copious amounts of time reviewing resumes find that candidates should think about the future when crafting a resume. For instance, think about what skills, requirements, and experience an employer will need to fill a position. Be sure that your resume showcases those items clearly rather than just serving as a catch-all list of things you have done in the past. 

Spelling & Grammar

Nothing says you forgot to proofread your work more than a spelling error or typo on a resume. Be sure to have a friend or professional reread your work to be sure it says what you intended. 

Use a spell checker and grammar checker before sending a final copy to your prospective company. 

Stretching the Truth 

Long gone are the days of making things up on a job application or resume. Never stretch the truth to future employers as the truth will always come out one way or another. 

For instance, don’t claim to know software programs that you have merely glanced at. Not only will you be embarrassed when you need to perform your job but you will need to catch up quickly if your “expertise” is something that is needed to do your job properly. 

Incorrect Contact Information 

The ultimate goal of a resume and job application is to land the job. If your email, address, or phone number is inaccurate the employer will have difficulty contacting you and may move on to the next qualified candidate. 

While we are discussing contact information, reconsider using email addresses that are less than professional or use inappropriate language. 

For more information about getting hired or trained for your dream job continue to check back on our blog page as well as our workshops which are updated regularly. 

 


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