Wednesday, Oct. 9
Networking Before Nine, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burton’s Grill, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Leads referral group. Bring two business cards. One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged before you leave, and members receive participant list for follow-up. $10 nonmembers, free for PACC members, call 978-531-0384 or visit www.peabodychamber.com.
Innovative Business Networking event, 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Innovative Business Networking will host a networking event with state Sen. Joan Lovely who will speak on the small business buzz in Massachusetts. A time to share questions or concerns will follow. $12 person. http://innovativebusinessnetworking.com/event-3.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Toastmasters Club of Beverly Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Acapulco’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. The Toastmasters Club of Beverly will hold an educational meeting. Open to the public. For details, contact Roberta at 617-755-6331, or visit www.beverlytoastmasters.org.
“Are You Ready to Scale, Not Just Grow,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Scaling a business is not the same as growing a business. Scaling implies alignment, control, predictability and fast growth, but with safety. Using case studies from more than 30 years of scaling businesses, Ian Smith, founder of the Portfolio Partnership, will explain how to build a compelling story and an operational blueprint, and how to make that story come alive. Free. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org/workshops/are-you-ready-to-scale-not-just-grow/.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 11
North Shore Business Forum: Tips for Effective Selling, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Don Kelley of Wayside Trailers will speak on effective selling techniques. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.