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Entrepreneurship and Small business

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Free business counseling is available to small and emerging businesses.  The business counseling is held on the NECC Haverhill campus during the day, in both English and Spanish. This is through a partnership with the MA Small Business Development Center’s Northeast Regional Office headquartered at Salem State University.

Contact Awilda Irizarry at 978-542-6305 or email at to arrange counseling appointment.

For info on general SBA, state or MSBDC services, call 978-542-6343 or go to

Workshops on starting or expanding your business are also offered in partnership with the SBDC which provide a general overview of topics and are free of charge (unless noted otherwise).

Preregistration is required; call the Registrar’s Office at 978-556-3700.

Seating is limited!

Small Business Courses

Starting a Business: What You Need to Know

Inspired, “downsized” or just ready to own your own business? Know what it takes to be successful? Assess your entrepreneurship potential while getting an overview of the marketing, financial and operations issues involved in starting a business.

Speaker: Bruce Share, Chief Executive Officer of Best Business Advisors and Chief Operations Officer of Bestonomics, Inc.

Course Information

October 17, Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, one evening

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, one evening, 10/17
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free
CRN: 639 Course Number: ESBD1139 Section: OWA

Free Counseling and Classes to Support the Success of Small and Emerging Businesses

Need advice? Need to build skills or better understand key business areas such as cash flow, how to price your product or service, or your best opportunities for growth? We’re here and ready to help!

Contact Us

Counseling Appointments

Awilda Irizarry
Phone: 978-542-6305

General SBA, State or MSBDC Services

Call 978-542-6343 or go to


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