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.

Event Topic

Growth, Marketing, Social Media


How Internships Help Grow Your Business

How Internships Help Your Business 

Wed, Jun. 8, 2022

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...

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understanding the digital divide

Understanding the Digital Divide 

Wed, Jun. 1, 2022

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...

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CEO Groups

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

Wed, May. 11, 2022

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...

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SCORE mentoring

How SCORE Mentoring Can Support Your Business 

Wed, May. 4, 2022

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...

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Are Remote Workers Ever Coming Back?

Are Remote Workers Ever Coming Back? 

Wed, Apr. 13, 2022

It’s been just over two years since the global pandemic sent many of us scrambling to set up home offices in our basements, bedrooms, and living rooms. Some industries have...

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Value of Chamber of Commerce

The Value of Chambers of Commerce to Small Businesses

Wed, Apr. 6, 2022

Small business owners are always looking for new opportunities to grow their business, build brand awareness, or network with like-minded business professionals. The last two years have been challenging in...

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Upskilling and Reskilling your workforce

Benefits of Upskilling or Reskilling Your Business Team 

Wed, Mar. 9, 2022

If you are in tune with the business world, you’ve probably heard news reports regarding the “Great Resignation” or perhaps something about the unprecedented labor shortage that the U.S. is...

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How SBA Can Help Your Small Business

How the Small Business Administration Can Support Your Organization 

Wed, Mar. 2, 2022

Small businesses are vital to our regional economy and to the American economy overall. In fact, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce reports that more than 700,000 small businesses directly...

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What Small BUsiness Owners Learned From Covid

Lessons Learned: What Small Business Owners Learned From Covid 

Wed, Feb. 9, 2022

Business owners and leaders are always learning and growing as they juggle the varying aspects of their small businesses. In the last two years of this pandemic, however, business owners...

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Remote, Hybrid or in-person work options graphic

Remote, Hybrid, In-Person: The Pros and Cons of Work Options 

Wed, Feb. 2, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has all of us reprioritizing our lives, from our health to our choices in the workplace. One debate that is currently raging in the working world, across...

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