Building Better Businesses with Green Practices, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Presentation and workshop will introduce green solutions and strategies for businesses at all levels; describe and offer concrete information and tips on how greening a business will help the bottom line; and discuss policies and changing regulatory landscape in Massachusetts. Speaker: Rick Reibstein, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology. Reibstein will also share his role in founding environmental business networks. Free. Reserve a spot by contacting Julie Rose at email@example.com, or 978-619-5679.
Thursday, Jan. 10
Ten Tips to Improve Your Sales, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn about 10 proven principles that can make the next sale larger, easier and faster to close, even in today’s online, 24/7, social media world. Co-sponsored by the MA Small Business Development Center. Speaker: Tony Santoro, sales consultant. Free. Registration and details at http://enterprisectr.org/.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, music room on second floor, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. In a supportive environment, learn how to become a desired speaker and leader and how to communicate with confidence. 978-587-3874 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Friday, Jan. 11
“Build Business With An E-Book,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Business Forum features Bonnie Hurd Smith of Historysmiths who will speak about how to build business with the creation of an e-book. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Focus on Nonprofits: Joining Forces for Greater Impact, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Strategic alliances can range from program sharing to formal partnerships, joint ventures, and mergers. Interactive workshop examines how collaboration can enhance an organization’s stability and its impact, which is critical when limited resources make duplication of efforts irresponsible. Also, a review of how to go about finding the right organization with whom to partner, what kind of agreement makes sense, and how to implement a good strategic alliance. Speakers: Bob French and Michael Stauff, Executive Service Corps, lead consultants. Free. Sponsored by North Shore Bank. Program Partner: Executive Service Corps of New England. Registration and details at http://enterprisectr.org/.