Friday, Nov. 8
128 Venture North Breakfast: What Kind of Funding is Best for Your Company, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The process of raising outside funding for one’s company differs, depending on the funding source. Friends and family want one thing, banks, angel investors, venture capitalists want another, and there are still other alternative funding sources to be considered. Learn what options are available, what outside investors look for, and the right approach. Event includes breakfast, informal networking, introduction by attendees, presentation, and question-and-answer session. A printed roster of the meeting’s attendees will be available at the close of the meeting. Ticket range $25 to $35. http://128venturenorthfunding110813.eventbrite.com.
2014 Goal Setting, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bob Hayes of Payroll Northeast will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on goal setting. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 11 a.m. to noon, Dee’s Cafe, 136 Newbury St., Route 1 South, Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ted Bettencourt for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. Free admission, but pre-registration is required at www.peabodychamber.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Cash Flow Your Way to Break Even, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The workshop and its simple but realistic class exercise will help attendees understand cash flow, assess when capital is needed, and how to position one’s business for bank financing. Speaker: Paul Shaugnessy, Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. http://cashflowtobreakeven111213.eventbrite.com.
Six-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, Lighthouse Point Room, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s 6-Minute Speed Networking program when attendees will network and individually meet up to 40 new business contacts. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music. $30 chamber members, $55 nonmembers. Space is limited. Pre-registration required at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/new_register_6minute.