Welcome to the North Shore Business Forum

Upcoming ProgramNSBF Meeting


November 1, 2019



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In the current competitive sales and marketing world, referrals are the golden nugget, and understanding how to create a culture of caring is a critical component for success.

Get inspired and empowered to take action, care for others, and get more word of mouth referrals. A proven leader and CEO for over two decades, Matt Ward will help you drive actionable takeaways with a fresh approach to word of mouth referrals, sales, and networking, drawing on insights from business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales leaders.

Matt Ward s a bestselling author, entrepreneur, CEO, and a go-to connector.

Matt is passionate about helping business owners move their business and personal life to the next level through word of mouth referrals. He has experienced all the same challenges that most employees and business owners face. These failures have helped Matt craft a message that resonates with actionable steps to improve your business through word of mouth referrals.

When Matt was running his website agency, he focused his efforts on a few select contacts, which resulted in never having to advertise or do any marketing the 4 years prior to him selling the agency. Most business owners find themselves wondering how to get more word of mouth referrals, and Matt knows exactly how, he did it!

Cell: 978-895-6262

Email: matt@breakthrough-champion.com

Website: www.breakthrough-champion.com


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 –  includes a hot breakfast) at Acapulcos, 900 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA.

Contact: Mark Beckley, NSBF President, (781) 454-9612, 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.)