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.