Thursday, Oct. 18
Young Entrepreneurs Event: Speed Consulting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Designed to answer business-related questions by knowledgeable business experts in the area. For $10, get six 10-minute consultations with expert consultants in six areas of business: legal, accounting, banking, marketing and social media, branding and design, and sales. Free networking and food; cash bar. Reserve a spot in advance at http://speedconsulting111812.eventbrite.com/#. Visit http://enterprisectr.org/events/young-entrepreneurs-of-the-north-shore-speed-consulting/.
Friday, Oct. 19
Writing an Effective Workforce Training Fund Grant Application, 8 to 11 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. NSCC’s Corporate and Community Division will hold a free workshop. Includes continental breakfast. Register at 978-236-1242.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Overcoming Economic Barriers for Women Through Education and Training, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Misselwood Tent, Endicott College, 407 Hale St., Beverly. Essex County Commission on the Status of Women and Endicott College present a public forum to increase awareness of the need for education and training programs specially focused on the unique needs of women. Free. Leaders from education and training sectors will be present. Registration is preferred and can be done at ECCSWomen@gmail.com.
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning De-Mystified,” 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and Durable Power of Attorney. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
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. 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.