Thursday, Sept. 13
Focus on Nonprofits: How to Run Better, More Productive Meetings,8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Effective facilitation skills help plan and conduct more successful meetings where people communicate well, address the issues and make decisions. Learn techniques that can be used to plan meetings, manage group processes and use problem-solving tools more effectively. Speaker: Jay Carty, consultant, Executive Service Corps. Free. enterprisectr.org.
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce: Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Shore Bank, 32 Main St., Peabody. Event offers an opportunity to learn more about the North Shore Bank and to expand networking contacts. Bring business cards and elevator speech. Light refreshments served. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. Register at www.peabodychamber.com.
Friday, Sept. 14
North Shore Business Forum: Navigating a Path to Business Success, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Beth Goldstein of Marketing Edge Consulting will speak on how to market a small business. $10 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Kick Up Your Customer Service, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn the basics of superior customer service from the author of a gold medal-winning “how to” book on sales and selling. Speaker: John Chapin, author of “Sales Encyclopedia.” Free. enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Sept. 20
How to apply for free money, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Learn how to apply for “free” money to train employees; free seminar on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund. Includes continental breakfast. Registration at 978-236-1242.
How to Close the Sale in the New Economy, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to separate oneself from the competition and close sales more quickly. Speaker: Marc Wayshak of Mark Wayshak Communications and author of “Game Plan Selling” and “Breaking All Barriers.” Co-sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development Center. $10/person. enterprisectr.org.