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September 19, 2012

Business calendar

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Tuesday, Oct. 16

Crowd Funding, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Attendees will learn the opportunities, benefits and risks to investors and entrepreneurs of crowd funding, the new way to get a business funded. Speakers: Timothy Mungovan, a partner in Proskauer Rose’s Litigation Department, and Ori Solomon, a partner in Proskauer Rose’s Corporate Department. $15/person. Register at enterprisectr.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Thought Leading Your Way to a Stronger Business, 8 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to effectively promote a business and oneself to help map a path to becoming a thought leader. Speakers: Beth Goldstein, founder and chief executive officer of Marketing Edge Consulting Group, and Jennifer Powell, founder of Excellent Writer’s Group and former Boston Herald small business columnist. $59/person. Details and registration at http://enterprisectr.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Get More Bang For Your Marketing Buck, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Session will focus on cost-effective ways to boost a business’s sales and build awareness; word of mouth, public relations and social media will be discussed. Speaker: Tim Hurley, executive vice president of Matter Communications. $10/person. Register at enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Oct. 25

The Business of Writing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Panel features three writers talking about their work, how they grew their careers and what opportunities might be available to attendees. Free. Speakers: Shelby Hypes, principal of Scarlet Letters (moderator); Linda Frahm, freelance writer and editor; Tracey Minkin, digital media writer and editor; and Ilene Garber MacDonald, book editor. enterprisectr.org.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Financing Your Business: Do You Qualify?, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how a lender looks at a loan request; credit quality, cash flow and collateral are key. Presentation will focus on preparing an existing business or start-up venture for financing. Sources of capital, including SBA guaranteed bank loans, will be discussed. Speaker: Paul Shaughnessy of Lincoln Consulting Group, Inc. Free. enterprisectr.org.

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