, Salem, MA


January 9, 2013

Business calendar

Thursday, Jan. 10

Ten Tips to Improve Your Sales, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn about 10 proven principles that can make the next sale larger, easier and faster to close, even in today’s online, 24/7, social-media world. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Speaker: Tony Santoro, sales consultant. Free. Register at

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. 978-587-3874 or Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

“Identity Theft and Computer Security,” 7 p.m., Peabody Municipal Light Plant, McCarthy Auditorium, 201 Warren St. Ext. North Shore Computer Society’s meeting features a presentation by Robert Siciliano, CEO of Learn why identity theft is a problem and how to protect oneself. Also, learn how to secure a computer’s information by understanding virus definitions, spyware, wireless and operating systems. Tech Talk Time will be held for technical questions and answers. Free. or 888-955-6727.

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.

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

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