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Endicott College Gloucester Teams with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

Endicott College Gloucester is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Northeast Region. Senior Business Advisor and Financial Specialist Walter Manninen will now be providing free and confidential business advising and seminars to help with a wide range of topics for both start-up and existing businesses on Cape Ann.

Business advising areas include: business plans, start-up, raising capital, marketing and sales, financial management, government contracting, export assistance and more.

Appointments can be conveniently scheduled at Endicott College’s campus at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester. Please contact Jodi Frithsen for more information and to schedule an appointment. 


Walter J. Manninen joined the staff of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center's Northeast Regional Office in November 2005. A former entrepreneur, Walter served as president and chief executive officer, and prior to that as chief financial officer, of CXO Media Inc., which published magazines for senior managers in marketing, technology and security. Walter also brings to the SBDC ten years of experience in banking as a treasurer and loan officer. His outstanding performance was noted in 2004, when he was nominated for an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was later given the IDG Chairman’s Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Walter holds a BS from Salem State College and an MBA from Suffolk University. 

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