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Entrepreneurship and Small business

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Free business counseling is available to small and emerging businesses at 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

10 Ways to Attract New Customers on Social Media and Turn Them Into Raving Fans!

Learn how to find your target market, discover where your audience hangs out online, how they like to “be social”, and what makes them tick/click. In this practical and fun workshop, see what social media tips, tricks and tools will attract the customers you’ve been looking for, then create a base of raving fans who always want to buy – from you!


Robin Samora, PR/small business marketing expert, consultant and mentor

Course Information

March 22. Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. One evening

Maximizing Cash Flow

Why is cash flow so important? Understanding and managing cash flow is essential to position your company for success and for access to debt and equity financing.


Bruce Share, Managing Director and Cash Flow Solutionist™, Share Business Growth Strategies, LLC

Course Information

April 26. Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. One evening

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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