Peabody gives lightning-quick demonstration of business growth

March 31, 2013 by  

The Chamber of Commerce in Peabody is now providing confidential business analysis for entrepreneurs and small business owners. These private consultations are designed to assist the owners of start-up businesses into attain capital and define assets in order to reach their financial goals.

The first sessions took place on March 12, and will continue to be held on the second Tuesday of every month to help business-people raise capital in order to start or grow a business, meaning that the next one will be April 9.

Walter Manninen, a representative from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Salem State College, will provide the counseling services. Manninen was once an entrepreneur and eventually functioned as president and CEO. Previously, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at a printing company that distributed magazines for senior level marketing managers, and those in the fields of technology and security.

In addition, Manninen was employed as a loan officer and treasurer for 10 years in the banking industry. His exceptional service was acknowledged in 2004, when he received a nomination for the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was later presented with the IDG Chairman’s Award for Leadership.

Manninen graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree and went on to earn an MBA at Suffolk University. He is now eager to share his experience, advice, and ideas with all entrepreneurs and small business owners in need.

The Peabody Chamber of Commerce is located at 24 Main St. Suite # 28 in Peabody. Appointments are available between 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. Please call 978-531-0384 to schedule a consultation.

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