The Enterprise Center, based in Salem, MA, is an interesting model for providing resources for entrepreneurs. They offer tons of workshops and educational seminars for people looking to start or grow their businesses, and they even sponsor a business plan competition to encourage the development of new enterprises. (Business plan competitions can be great incentive for getting your ideas down on paper!) We've written before about how the Enterprise Center advocates for independent workers: they sponsored a study that gave an accurate count of these workers and their impact on Massachusetts's economy. They even have spaces that they rent to over 30 startup businesses in one building, creating an instant community for those entrepreneurs. If you live in Massachusetts, it's a great idea to get connected with the Enterprise Center.