BackTalk Toastmasters Club, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, music room on second floor, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. In a supportive environment, learn how to become a desired speaker and leader and how to communicate with confidence. 978-5873874 or email@example.com. Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Friday, Jan. 11
“Build Business With an E-Book,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. North Shore Business Forum features Bonnie Hurd Smith of Historysmiths. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Focus on Nonprofits: Joining Forces for Greater Impact, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Strategic alliances can range from program sharing to formal partnerships, joint ventures and mergers. Interactive workshop examines how collaboration can enhance an organization’s stability and its impact, which is critical when limited resources make duplication of efforts irresponsible. Also, a review of how to go about finding the right organization with whom to partner, what kind of agreement makes sense and how to implement a good strategic alliance. Speakers: Bob French and Michael Stauff, Executive Service Corps, lead consultants. Free. Sponsored by North Shore Bank. Program Partner: Executive Service Corps of New England. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
NSCC Career Information Night, 6:30 p.m., North Shore Community College’s Institute for Corporate Training and Technology, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121E, Beverly. Details about high-tech and green job training, health and wellness careers, and licensing and trade certification programs. Free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their résumés and have them reviewed for fee. Veterans welcome and invited to speak with a representative from NSCC’s Veterans Services about their eligibility for educational funding. 978-236-1200.
Thursday, Jan. 17
How to Get a Business Loan, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Come listen to banking and loan officials discuss what a bank loan entails, how much to ask for, what banks are looking for, required documentation, the difference between a bank loan and an SBA loan, and other sources of non-bank financing. Also, experts will describe to whom they lend money and how. Speakers: Charles Smith, vice president, Small Business Administration specialist, Eastern Bank, and Jose Luis Rojas Villarreal, senior loan officer, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. Free. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.