Friday, May 31
North Shore Business Forum: Business Networking Event, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Attendees should bring plenty of business cards and their best “elevator speech.” $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, June 4
“Starting a Business? Financial Systems 101,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. A workshop for businesses on money basics, how to deal with finances the right way and what to avoid. Speakers: Leslie Jorgensen, founder and chief executive officer, Supporting Strategies; and Stephen Schultz, chief operating officer, Supporting Strategies. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.
Wednesday, June 5
North Shore Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Forum, 7:15 a.m., Sheraton Colonial Hotel Wakefield, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield. Speaker: William Guenther, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Mass Insight Education. 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.
Thursday, June 6
The Art and Science of Sales and Marketing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn innovative and practical approaches to sales that can quickly boost a company’s bottom line. Topics include cold calling, getting that first appointment, making presentations, closing sales and developing positive long-term relationships with customers. Speaker: Jay Wallus. Free. http://enterprisectr.org/.
North Shore Chamber of Commerce Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., South Hamilton. Networking with area business people, appetizers, drinks and music. $15/Chamber members, $50/nonmembers. Register at www.northshorechamber.org or 978-774-8565.
Tuesday, June 11
Buying Abroad: The Basics of Importing, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Overview of the requirements to import products into the United States. Topics include sourcing considerations, parties involved in the import transaction and various government regulations. Speaker: Paula Connelly, attorney. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Free. Register at http://basicsofimporting061113.eventbrite.com/#.