Calendar of Events


17-23 Global Entrepreneurship Week is a week of activities planned in 56 countries to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people. On Nov. 19, in the Washington, D.C., area, people ages 13 and up are invited to participate in a mini-challenge that measures on-the-spot innovation. Participants will create something of value from ordinary objects such as paper clips or Post-It notes. The event is being held at the Marian Koshland Science Museum from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

18 The Small Business Administration is hosting a free international trade symposium to help small firms understand export opportunities from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, in Washington, D.C. SBA chief Sandy Baruah and Commerce Department Secretary Carlos Gutierrez will speak between 11 a.m. and noon ET.

18 The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is holding a business mixer featuring a speaker who will discuss how to do business with the U.S. Virgin Islands. The chamber is also fundraising for Operation Sugar Plum, a project to help military families during the holiday season. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Capitol City Brewery, 2700 S. Quincy St., Arlington, Va.

20 Yes Circle has partnered with Accounting Comes Alive for a session on "How to Read, Interpret and Improve Your Business Financials" from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nath Law firm on 112 S. West St., Alexandria, Va. The fee is $159 to $199 if you register in advance, but higher at the door.

20 Learn about doing business with Russia at an event hosted by the Eurasia Center and other groups. The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will be held at the Russian Trade Mission and George Washington University. The cost is $200.

20 The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold its annual forum on small business capital at its Washington, D.C., headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to the SEC's Office of Small Business Policy at (202) 551-3460 or

20 The Kauffman Foundation is hosting a free webcast of technology leaders discussing innovation from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT.


3 BusinessPremier, an initiative of the Washington DC Economic Partnership, is hosting a free seminar "Financing Your Small Business during a Credit Crunch" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1495 F St., NW in Washington, D.C. Registration is required. Please register by Dec. 1 by calling (202) 661-8670.

10 The American Small Business Coalition's holiday mixer to benefit the breast cancer awareness group TigerLily Foundation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, Va.

15 Deadline for high school seniors to apply for a scholarship for the 2009 Young Entrepreneur Awards sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Students can apply for a scholarship online. For the online application process, students will need to enter the access key "NFIB."

By Sharon McLoone |  November 17, 2008; 8:44 AM ET Calendar Events
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