Thursday, April 11
Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.
Financing Your Business: Do you qualify?, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., North Shore Community College, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly. Beverly Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the seminar with the Massachusetts Small Development Center at North Shore Community College. Free admission to chamber members. Register at www.salemstate.edu/sbdc.
“Everything You Want to Know About Distributors,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Attendees will learn how to get their products into the marketplace; what distributors actually do; how to find a good distributor; the difference between a retail-centric distributor and others, or a sales rep and a distributor; and who sets the terms of employment. Speakers: Bob Burke, chief executive officer of Natural Products Consulting; Laura MacPhail, principal of The Hale Group; Mark Mahoney, chief executive officer of Thirsty Ventures Inc. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Friday, April 12
North Shore Business Forum: “If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Get Rid of This Clutter?,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Sallie Felton of Hamilton’s Sallie Felton Life Coaching will speak about her book. $11 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Friday, April 19
North Shore Business Forum: “How Local Chambers Can Help Small Businesses,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. John Somes, president of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, will speak. $11 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, April 23
“Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Having a great elevator pitch and presenting it well can open the door to new sales, new investors and new opportunities. The workshop offers trade secrets from the acting and media worlds. Speaker: Debra Crosby, chief executive officer of Conquest Creative Media LLC. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.