Friday, Feb. 8
North Shore Business Forum: Social Networking Marketing, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Charlene St. Jean of Beverly’s Purple Diamond will speak. $11 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
North Shore Business Leads Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. Gives attendees an opportunity to market their firms, give a two-minute commercial, hand out cards and promotional material, do business face-to-face, build network of leads and referrals, and do firm branding. Space limited to first 40 attendees. $25/ticket. 978-774-8565.
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Transitioning from Startup to Ongoing Business, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Richard A. Langevin, principal at Langevin Management Advisors, will share the issues that need to be considered, the systems that need to be in place or need to change, and how quickly a business can grow while still staying on top of things. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Networking Before Nine Leads Referral Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burtons Grill, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce staff will facilitate attendees’ introduction, and a one-on-one meeting with another attendee will be arranged. Bring two business cards. Members will receive a copy of the participant list to help follow-up with contacts. Registration and breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; formal networking and presentation, 8 a.m. Free/PACC members, $10/nonmembers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSTC Networking Event, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington St. West, Salem. North Shore Technology Council will host for executives, business professionals, business owners and business development people interested in expanding their networks and making new business connections. Free/NSTC members, $25/nonmembers. Light fare and cash bar available. Register at www.nstc.org.
Friday, Feb. 15
128 Venture North Breakfast: In search of the perfect investor pitch, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. From structure to content to effective delivery, there are many pieces to a successful pitch. Phil Holberton, winner of the 2008 North of Boston Business Plan Competition and pitch coach for the MassChallenge finalists, will share the five key attributes of a great investor pitch with the right mix of logic, passion and values. During the hands-on workshop, attendees will construct the outline and sketch out their pitch for business plan contests or raising capital. 128 Venture North Breakfasts presented in partnership with the 128 Innovation Capital Group; sponsored by the North Shore Technology Council. Admission fee range $25 to $35. Registration, breakfast buffet and informal networking, 7:30 to 8 a.m.; introduction by attendees, 8 to 9 a.m.; presentation, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; question-and-answer session and informal networking, 9:45 to 10 a.m. Printed roster of meeting’s attendees will be available at the end of the meeting. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.