Wednesday, Jan. 16
NSCC Career Information Night, 6:30 p.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Details about high-tech and green job training, health and wellness careers, and licensing and trade certification programs. Free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their résumés and have them reviewed for fee. Veterans welcome and invited to speak with a representative from NSCC’s Veterans Services about their eligibility for educational funding. 978-236-1200.
Thursday, Jan. 17
How to Get a Business Loan, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Come listen to banking and loan officials discuss what a bank loan entails, how much to ask for, what banks are looking for, required documentation, the difference between a bank loan and an SBA loan, and other sources of non-bank financing. Also, experts will describe to whom they lend money and how. Speakers: Charles Smith, vice president, Small Business Administration specialist, Eastern Bank, and Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal, senior loan officer, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. Free. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Pizza & Internet Advice, noon to 2 p.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce office, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. Pizza from chamber member Anthony’s and advice from Leighton O’Connor of blueSWIRLS.com. Free. Attendees are welcome to ask anything about search engine optimization, social media techniques, Google Adword campaigns, YouTube marketing, website development, mobile websites and one’s future (palm reading fee applied). Nonmembers are also welcome. Reserve a spot at email@example.com or 978-232-9559.
Six-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Finz Seafood & Grill, 76 Wharf St., Salem. Presented by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Each attendee will network and individually meet a participant, one-on-one, for six minutes, then move on to another mini-meeting; participants will meet up to 30 people. Participants can explain their business, discuss professional needs, exchange business cards and gain referrals. $25/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. All attendees must register online or at 978-774-8565. Attendance limited to first 40 registrations.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Economic Outlook 2013: Public Failures and Private Options, 7 to 9 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Technology Council Breakfast with Robert A. Gough Jr., economist, educator, on-air personality, and president and CEO of G-enovation. Gough will explain how innovation in IT, biosciences and cleantech is a good source for growth for companies and economies. 7:45 a.m., networking and continental breakfast, followed by program. $25/NSTC members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.nstc.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSCC’s Supervisors’ Connection: “Essential Skills for First-Time Managers,” 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Facilitated by Betsy Day, a professional development trainer and coach for the ICTT. Day will introduce a formula of success, which includes 13 new supervisor competencies and a personal road map for success, introduction to the technical-human model for effectiveness, and professional presence — a personal brand at work. $39/person, includes a continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242 or email@example.com.
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and durable power of attorney. Geriatric care manager Eileen Berman will speak on how to determine an appropriate plan of care. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Joint Networking Event, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Italian Community Center, 300 Rantoul St., Beverly. The Salem and Beverly chamber of commerces will host, with food, drinks and singing. Bring business cards for networking. Entertainment provided by the Northshoremen Chorus. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Jan. 24
“Annual Labor and Employment Law Update,” 7:45 to 9 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resource Professionals Roundtable will feature Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, managing partner, founder and president of Schwartz Hannum PC. Register at https://www.northshorechamber.org/secure/hr_registration.html or 978-774-8565.
2013 North of Boston Business Plan Competition Info Session, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Led by Enterprise Center’s Christine Sullivan and Laura Swanson, session will review guidelines and criteria, offer resources and tips on writing the plan, and answer questions. Free. Applications and full details at enterprisectr.org.
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Land Computer, 21 Caller St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce presents event for members and prospective members to meet. Refreshments, door prizes and networking. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. 978-531-0384 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
The Business of Restaurants, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Hear executives from four restaurants share their experience, where they are going and what advice they have for someone who wants to start a restaurant. Speakers: Rafael Barbosa, marketing manager, Fire+Ice Restaurants; George Carey, founder, Finz Seafood Restaurant, Salem; Matt O’Neil, chef/owner, The Blue Ox, Lynn; and Jamie Strobino, senior vice president, New Concepts, Uno Restaurants LLC. Free. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Mayor’s State of the City Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Holiday Inn-Peabody, 1 Newbury St., Route 1 north. Join more than 150 business owners and leaders for Mayor Ted Bettencourt’s midterm address, when he reflects on his first year in office and his vision and plans for the city. Attendees will gain an understanding of the current business environment and the challenges of managing fiscal responsibility during difficult economic circumstances. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Full breakfast served. $25/chamber members, $35/nonmembers. Advance reservations required at https://secure2.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?ccid=340&eventid=1524.
Thursday, Jan. 31
What’s Involved in Selling Internationally, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Workshop will discuss how to think through the process of expanding a business into international markets and how to access specific help that’s available. Speakers: Kenneth R. Brown, executive director, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, and Paula Murphy, director, Massachusetts Export Center. The presenters represent two of the commonwealth’s major international trade agencies. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Scosso Restaurant and Bar, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce hosts event for attendees to sample Scosso’s menu and network with fellow chamber members. Attendees should be prepared to share a 60-second “elevator pitch” and information about their business. Registered attendees will receive a participant list with contact names and addresses. Speaker: Walter Manninen, Small Business Development Center. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Business Legal Issues, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Ensure the smooth flow of business by choosing the appropriate legal structure, obtaining permits and licenses, and protecting business assets. Although formal legal advice cannot be offered, the workshop will provide guidelines for a new venture. Speaker: William D. Norman, Esq., LeClairRyan. Free. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Feb. 7
“How to find and capture your target demographic,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Interactive workshop where attendees will learn how to find their best customers, optimize traditional marketing and get to the next level of social media outreach without buzzwords. Johnny Monsarrat, the founder of Turbine, the company that made Lord of the Rings Online, will share the unwritten secrets and tricks of the trade. Free. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.