Wednesday, Sept. 26
MDA Lock-Up, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tavern in the Square, 189 Washington St., Salem. The Muscular Dystrophy Association presents business and community networking event. www.mdalockup.org/salem2012lu, 978-720-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Coffee Connection, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Aqua Hair Salon, 53 Bridge St., Salem. Salem Chamber of Commerce and Aqua Hair Salon will host. Make new business connections and catch up with old ones. Be prepared to give an elevator speech. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at 978-744-0004 or email@example.com.
Create Your Own Business Opportunities, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Hear insights and practical advice on how to “get lucky” in business. Speaker: Beth Goldstein, founder and chief executive officer, Marketing Edge Consulting Group. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Route 1 north, Peabody. Join the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce; sample menu specialties, meet and greet fellow chamber members, and share 60-second “elevator pitch” and information on business. Registered attendees receive emailed participant list with contact names and addresses. Speaker: Mike Sobus of Next Level Business Development. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.
RUN Program Information Session, 4 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Ramp Up Now is a program for businesses with under $1 million in revenue and currently experiencing expansion. The program helps business owners understand the stages and approaches to managing growth. Program includes seminars, mentoring, CEO group of others experiencing similar issues. Register at http://enterprisectr.org/run-353.html.
ECAP Information Session, 4 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn more about the Enterprise Center Accelerator Program. ECAP offers companies with more than $1 million in revenue with baseline knowledge to manage growth; seminars, mentoring, CEO group with other CEOs facing similar issues, and personalized Growth Action Plan executed throughout the year. Reserve a spot at http://enterprisectr.org/ecap-352.html. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-542-7039.
North Shore Women in Business Member Mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Denise Kent Law Group offices, 15 Church St., Salem. Networking, light refreshments, door prizes and raffle. $10/person. Prospective new members should contact NSWIB at email@example.com or www.nswib.org.
Friday, Sept. 28
128 Venture North Breakfast: How to Negotiate a Term Sheet, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Hear from experts who have looked at hundreds of term sheets to learn the do’s and don’ts. Presented in partnership with the 128 Innovation Capital Group and sponsored by the North Shore Technology Council. Breakfast buffet, informal networking, presentation, and question-and-answer session. $25/entrepreneurs and management candidates; $35/investors and service providers. Speakers: Paul Pedevillano of VE Advisors, Bill Stone of Outside GC LLC and Kent Bennett of Bessemer Venture Partners. enterprisectr.org.
North Shore Business Forum: Turn Your Expertise Into an E-Book, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Bonnie Hurd Smith of Hurd Smith Communications will speak. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Perfecting Your Marketing Pitch, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Informative program, led by a former standup comic turned businessman, on how to market oneself clearly, succinctly and powerfully. Speaker: Stuart Paap. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Executive Breakfast Forum: Congressional Election Series, 7:15 a.m., CoCo Key Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s forum features a talk by congressional candidate Richard Tisei, Republican. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 8 to 9 a.m. $35/chamber members, $55/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Leads Referral Group, 7:30 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, Peabody. Informal, small-group networking atmosphere, centered around the topic “How to use video to showcase your business.” One-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged. Members receive copy of the participant list to help them follow-up. Registration and continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; formal networking and presentation, 8 a.m. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Cash Flow Your Way to Break Even, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Workshop and class exercise will help attendees understand cash flow, assess when capital is needed, and how to position a business for bank financing. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy, owner of Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.
“A Working Woman’s Guide to the 28-hour Day,” 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 to 7:30 p.m. meeting, Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Women in Business Annual Dinner Meeting features The Salem News publisher Karen Andreas, who will discuss how to set realistic goals and limits, define success, and the key ingredients: hard work, healthy optimism and humor. $40/NSWIB members, $59/future members. Space is limited; register by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at info@NSWIB.org, 781-484-6368 or www.nswib.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Baby Boomer Transition Series Part I: Strategic Thinking About Your Future, 7 to 9 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Explore new opportunities, adventures, challenges and a dynamic lifestyle. It’s time to start thinking about leaving a current job; get mentally and emotionally prepared, figure out transition goals, and concerns. Speakers: Jack Beauregard of Successful Transition Planning Institute and Paul Cronin of Business Development for STPI. $40 for all three workshops, $15 for one. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Power Up Your Marketing With Social Media, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Discover how young entrepreneurs are using social media to be successful. Learn the essentials of building and branding online communities on social media sites. Program will highlight local companies that live on the Internet. Speaker: Ari Herzog of Digital AH and Julia Campbell of J Campbell Social Marketing. Free. enterprisectr.org.