6-Minute Speed Networking, 5 to 7 p.m., Finz Seafood & Grill, 76 Wharf St., Salem. Presented by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Each attendee will network and individually meet a participant, one-on-one, for six minutes, then move on to another mini-meeting; participants will meet up to 30 people. Participants can explain their business, discuss professional needs, exchange business cards and gain referrals. $25/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. All attendees must register online or at 978-774-8565. Attendance limited to first 40 registrations due to limited space.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
The Business of Restaurants, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Hear executives from four restaurants share their experience, where they are going and what advice they have for someone who wants to start a restaurant. Speakers: Rafael Barbosa, marketing manager, Fire+Ice Restaurants; George Carey, founder, Finz Seafood Restaurant, Salem; Matt O’Neil, chef/owner, The Blue Ox, Lynn; and Jamie Strobino, senior vice president, New Concepts, Uno Restaurants LLC. Free. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, Jan. 31
What’s Involved in Selling Internationally, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Workshop will discuss how to think through the process of expanding a business into international markets and how to access specific help that’s available. Speakers: Kenneth R. Brown, executive director, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, and Paula Murphy, director, Massachusetts Export Center. The presenters represent two of the commonwealth’s major international trade agencies. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.