Welcome to the North Shore Business Forum

NSBF Meeting

Upcoming Program


October 5, 2018

Is There a Book in You ———– or Your Business?


 Is there a book idea inside you – or inspired by your business – that you’d like to share with the world? Do you have questions about how to get started? What does it really take to write a book that others will want to read? What publication options are available once your book is finished? Before you put pen to paper and share your story or your professional expertise in book form, come get the straight scoop and a no-nonsense, experienced perspective from Kate Victory Hannisian of Blue Pencil Consulting, who’s helped authors write, refine and publish books in a wide variety of genres, from business books and corporate histories to memoirs, self-help, and fiction.

Kate Victory Hannisian, owner of Blue Pencil Consulting, is a writer and editor who helps clients with projects ranging from books to blogs. She has a background in business journalism, and a BA in English Literature and Speech Communications from Boston College. She has taught book publishing and copyediting at Emerson College, and in workshops for business audiences. More info at www.bluepencilconsulting.com.

 7:30 – 8:30 am.  Come early and stay late.

 Hope you can put it on your Calendar.

 The North Shore Business Forum, Inc. (NSBF) is a group of small business owners from Boston’s North Shore who meet on the first and third Friday of each month for informal lectures given by business owners on a wide variety of topics. Members give a 30-second introduction of their business at each meeting. All business owners are welcome: future, past, profitable, experienced or beginning. Meetings are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:15) at Acapulcos, 900 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA. .

Contact: Brett Kirkpatrick, NSBF President, 978-239-6335, Email: events@nsbforum.org.


  • The Forum welcomes hearing your suggestions for dynamic speakers you may know or have heard, as well as topics you are interested in learning more about. 

The North Shore Business Forum is re-instituting the concept of having members share their expertise with other members on an informal basis, in brief, no-cost sessions after its Friday morning networking meetings.

If you are an NSBF member with an interest in offering your own “Meeting After the Meeting” session in the future, please see NSBF President Brett Kirkpatrick at one of our meetings, or email him at events@nsbforum.org .

If the Beverly, MA public school system announces a “no school” snow day on one of our scheduled Fridays, then the NSBF meeting for that day will be cancelled. Check the NSBF Facebook page for updates as well. (See our “About NSBF” page for more information.)