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About Mike Sperling

Mike is the CEO and Owner of Sperling Interactive with over 15 years of website design, photography, marketing, and e-commerce experience. He built Sperling Interactive with his wife from the ground up, starting as a small office in his home with only a few employees and clients to one that has 20+ employees and more than 600 clients served all from our headquarters in Salem’s Historic District.

Mike grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where he went to a magnet school for the arts and began his study of photography. From there he went on to Rochester Institute of Technology in New York where he got his degree in Photojournalism and Communications. Before founding Sperling Interactive, Mike worked his way up from staff photographer at the Eagle Tribune Publishing Company to the lead operator and manager of multiple websites for daily and weekly publications.

Mike has a deep commitment to community involvement and civic engagements. In the past few years he and members of our team have become involved in programs that assist the youth, homeless, food insecure, and families at risk through programs at Lifebridge, Paddle for Plummer, LEAP for Education, Harborlight, Bridgewell, and the Enterprise Center at Salem State.

Ever the optimist, Mike believes that there is never a problem that can’t be solved with a bit of ingenuity and perseverance. It’s this positive, can-do attitude and know-how that allowed Mike to be recognized as Small Business of the Year 2019, by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce.

Enterprise Office & Workspaces

Enterprise Center’s Office Spaces & Meeting Rooms 

September 14, 2022 12:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The business world and workspaces, in general, are evolving right before our eyes. What has traditionally been considered a workspace is currently in a state of flux in response to the pandemic. Remote work and hybrid options are causing some organizations to discover that they need less space or flexibility in regard to meetings, workstations, or conferences.  The Enterprise Center...

Juggling Remote & Hybrid

The Advantages of a Remote and Hybrid Workplace

September 7, 2022 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just a few years ago remote work was a thing of legend. Not many companies allowed it and even fewer embraced it as their company culture. Fast forward a few years and remote, hybrid and multistate workforce is now the norm. Covid-19 forced many organizations to rethink their workforce needs.  While the pandemic may have accelerated the move to remote...

Small Business Technical Assistance

Have You Heard About The Small Business Technical Assistance Program? 

August 10, 2022 11:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In our last blog, we discuss briefly the programs and services that we offer small and medium-sized business owners across the North Shore. One of those services is a Small Business Technical Assistance Program meant to help small businesses ​​that have been forced to adapt to an ever-changing and uncertain technical environment during the covid pandemic.  What are those changes...

business opportunities

What Business Opportunities Does the Enterprise Center Provide? 

August 3, 2022 11:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever walked past the Enterprise Center on the campus of Salem State University, you may wonder exactly what goes on inside our doors. You may have heard that we are an entrepreneurial hub, a business resource center, or a place for professionals to seek out help for their emerging or growing businesses.  In each instance, you would be...

workplace issues

Top Workplace Issues Post Pandemic

July 5, 2022 7:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s no secret that there has been a massive shift in the work world now that (hopefully) the pandemic is mostly in the rearview window. For the last two years, our global focus has been to manage the day-to-day needs of our workforce as we all faced the realities of a world reeling from a contagious and deadly virus.  Some...

Finding Talented Employees

Finding Talented Employees 

July 1, 2022 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “The most impacted industries facing staffing shortages are the transportation, health care, and social assistance industries, as well as the accommodation and food sectors, which have had the highest numbers of job openings.”  For the Massachusetts and New England region, areas filled with first-class medical and healthcare facilities as well as a strong...

How Internships Help Grow Your Business

How Internships Help Your Business 

June 8, 2022 8:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Having a business in Massachusetts or the New England area means close proximity to institutions of higher education sitting at your doorstep. The large pool of college and high school interns is a potential boon for your business in both the short and long term.  Internships have benefits for both the business hosting the internship program and for the individual...

understanding the digital divide

Understanding the Digital Divide 

June 1, 2022 8:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated many issues in our country including inequities in healthcare, access to food and jobs, and connectivity via a computer and the internet. These issues have been evolving over the last few decades only to have a harsh spotlight shown upon them during the last two years.  Our goal in this blog is to focus on the...

CEO Groups

The Benefits of CEO Groups at the Enterprise Center at Salem State University 

May 11, 2022 8:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Navigating the business world can be challenging especially when you are a C-level leader. Too often the ability to access appropriate networking is missing or there isn’t enough time to attend at a certain level.  That’s where Salem State University’s CEO Groups as a part of the Enterprise Center becomes a valuable tool that CEOs across the Commonwealth and most...

SCORE mentoring

How SCORE Mentoring Can Support Your Business 

May 4, 2022 8:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Running a successful business is incredibly hard work. It means wearing multiple hats all day long and becoming skilled in so many areas, all at once. The process of growing a business may be hard, but it is almost always well worth the love, sweat, and tears that you put into it.  Thankfully, there are resources that business leaders and...