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Center for Entrepreneurial Activity (CEA)

What is the Center for Entrepreneurial Activity?

The Center for Entrepreneurial Activity at Salem State links the Bertolon School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Human Services to encourage and support creativity and innovation through entrepreneurial programs and activities.

We believe that the economic future of our local community rests firmly on the small businesses that abound in this area, and on the new ventures that Salem State students and others will establish here. Our mission is to support those business ventures and the academic, commercial, governmental, and not-for-profit groups that work with them through educational research and consulting efforts in order to sustain and encourage entrepreneurial activity throughout the community.

From the Directors

Welcome to the Center for Entrepreneurial Activity, and the entrepreneurship programs of the Bertolon School of Business, where we help you make your dreams a reality.

  • This is a place where you can float your ideas past peers and faculty for feedback, direction and suggestion. 
  • This is a place where you can propose programs, projects, research agendas, and innovations related to business. 
  • This is a place where we honor both research—and practitioner-focused learning.
  • This is a place where things happen!

We have recently introduced an entrepreneurship minor, along with a completely redesigned and updated entrepreneurship concentration. New courses, new approaches and new ideas—this is what the Center for Entrepreneurial Activity prides itself on.
Please join our projects and attend our events. You'll be glad you did, and so will we!

Alice de Koning, PhD John McArdle, JD, Ed.D.
Co-Director Co-Director

The Spirited Entrepreneur: If you have the spirit, we have the tools!

Students—find out how to turn your passion into a profitable career through academics, networking, and our technical support. Come to our networking events, non-credit workshops, our student entrepreneurship club, and other programs. Sign up for our mentoring program that pairs you with an alumni or friend of the university business owner. Consider a special entrepreneurship course designed for non-business students. Investigate an entrepreneurship minor.

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