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25 MIT Enterprise Forum is hosting an event outlining strategies for keeping your business profitable from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Science Building, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. Free to members or $25 advance online payment. No walk-ins.
25 Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership is hosting a session on exploring opportunities to start and own a franchise. It's a free event from 9 to 11 a.m. at 1495 F St., NW. Speakers include a lawyer, a UPS franchisee, a vice president with the International Franchise Association and a franchise management professor. The partnership is also hosting a series of free trainings and tutorials on running a business in D.C. in different neighborhoods throughout the city.
25 Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting a tax talk from 7:30 to 9 a.m. to learn tips, discuss overlooked deductions, how to get organized and how to avoid an audit. Bear Rock Café, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington, Va. Fees range from $13 to $23.
25 Deadline to enter your business in the Helios HR Apollo Awards, which recognize Washington-area organizations promoting employee growth and development as part of their organizational culture. Award finalists and winner will be recognized at a June 5 event at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Va.
12 American Small Business Coalition is hosting a Women's Group Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Teqcorner, 1616 Anderson Rd., First Floor conference room, McLean, Va. Speaker Amy Morris, executive editor at Federal News Radio, will discuss the benefits of social networking. Fee is $35.
12 Washington Business Journal and Greenberg Traurig host a panel on "protecting your business in a distressed economic environment" at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Va. Registration and breakfast 7:30 to 8 a.m. with the briefing from 8 to 10 a.m.
13 Deadline for nominations for the Women in Technology 10th Annual Leadership Awards. The nominee should excel as a role model, mentor or leader in technology or an affiliated field. Awards will be presented on May 21 at the Hilton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va.
20 Community Business Partnership will host the Veterans in Business conference 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, Va. The conference is limited to 150 participants.
31 Yes Circle hosts an event from 9 to 11 a.m. titled "10 Best HR practices in today's economy" at First Class, 1726 20th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Fees range from $20 to $40.
8 Telework Exchange hosts its spring town hall meeting at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The chief of Naval personnel at the U.S. Navy and the president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service will discuss ongoing efforts to promote and establish telework in federal government operations.
19-22 National Business Incubation Association's 23rd annual international conference on business incubation will be held in Kansas City, Mo., at the Westin Crown Center.
22 Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Procurement Conference will be held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va. The 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. event brings together small businesses, large corporations and government agencies. Exhibit space is available.
23 The American Small Business Coalition hosts its fifth anniversary conference and gala at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons in Vienna, Va.
11-13 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 5th annual Small Business Summit will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. The winner will be recognized at the May event.
17-22 Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C. Registration will open soon.
25-27 National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its annual conference in Chicago. Online registration will be available this spring.
By Sharon McLoone |
February 24, 2009; 2:45 PM ET
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