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Send submissions to smallbusiness@washingtonpost.com. FEBRUARY 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...

By Sharon McLoone | February 24, 2009; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

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JANUARY 7 "The Economy Sucks - Now What" is the title of an event hosted by networking group Success in the City and the National Association of Women Business Owners from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna, Va. Speakers will discuss low-cost/no-cost marketing...

By Sharon McLoone | December 17, 2008; 04:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

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NOVEMBER 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...

By Sharon McLoone | November 17, 2008; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

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OCTOBER 23 District of Columbia's Small and Local Business Development Office is hosting a small business legal clinic from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Basement Floor, Room A-1. Existing or aspiring small business owners can meet one-on-one with...

By Sharon McLoone | October 23, 2008; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

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Send calendar submissions to smallbusiness@washingtonpost.com. OCTOBER 8 Eileen Fisher, who built a $250 million global clothing empire, will speak at a Women's Center event at noon at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va. The fee is $100. 13-15 The National Business Incubation Association is hosting a training institute on topics...

By Sharon McLoone | October 3, 2008; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (1)

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OCTOBER 1 Last day to enter the Greater Washington Board of Trade's fifth annual entrepreneurship awards. Candidates must employ fewer than 50 people and may not be franchises or nonprofits. Nominations should be sent to nicoletarnogursky@bot.org and forms are available from the board's Web site. 14 Yes Circle in concert...

By Sharon McLoone | September 18, 2008; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

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AUGUST 21 The National Business Incubation Association is hosting a webinar "25 things I wish I'd known before I became an incubator manager" at 2 p.m. ET. Industry veteran Jim Greenwood of Greenwood Consulting will lead the live, online discussion. He spent 11 years as manager of the first incubator...

By Sharon McLoone | August 20, 2008; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

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JULY 31 Whirlpool is hosting its fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program that provides seed money and guidance to moms to turn their invention, business or service ideas into a full-fledged business. Contest winners receive $20,000 for the grand prize and $24,000 split between the four runners-up. Whirlpool added...

By Sharon McLoone | July 25, 2008; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (2)

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JULY 16 Cost Estimating for Construction Firms: This event, sponsored by the D.C. government, focuses on how to analyze, quantify and price items for an estimate. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library e-BIC Business Center, 901 G St., NW, Washington. 16 Understanding and...

By Sharon McLoone | July 14, 2008; 02:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Group Launches 'Buy Local' Campaign

Local First DC is hosting a campaign throughout July encouraging metro area residents to support local, independent businesses. Local First DC is a project of the Latino Economic Development Corp. based in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. It has declared July "Independents Month" in the hopes of inspiring residents to patronize...

By Sharon McLoone | June 26, 2008; 01:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

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JUNE 17 Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from Spotsylvania County and environs are invited to the Entrepreneur Express: Moving Your Business Forward, a hands-on workshop designed to deliver information on business resources. The free event is coordinated by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and sponsored by the Spotsylvania County...

By Sharon McLoone | June 12, 2008; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

SBA Hosts Live Web Chat

The Small Business Administration is hosting a Web chat on how to do business with the federal government. Fay Ott, associate administrator for government contracting and business development, will host the chat today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ott will answer questions from chat participants on how small businesses...

By Sharon McLoone | May 29, 2008; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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MAY 1 Financial and legal issues workshop for an emerging high-tech firm. The event, held at Teqcorner in Tysons Corner, Va., from 6:15 p.m to 9 p.m. is free for MIT Enterprise Forum members and $25 for non-members. The speakers include lawyers, investment bankers and accountants. 2 Sustainable Business Incubator...

By Sharon McLoone | April 30, 2008; 01:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Group Sponsors Filmmaking Contest

A Washington-based small business advocacy group is hosting a contest for filmmakers, including aspiring ones, who answer the question "Why does small business work for America?" in a 30-second video clip. The winner gets $5,000 in cash and a paid trip to Washington for the National Federation of Independent Business's...

By Sharon McLoone | April 16, 2008; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

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Here's a smattering of small business events throughout April and May. If you have any relevant events you'd like to include in upcoming postings, please e-mail smallbusiness@washingtonpost.com. APRIL 11 University of Maryland's Cupid Cup, an annual business competition showcasing young entrepreneurs from the University of Maryland. 11 Application deadline for...

By Sharon McLoone | April 10, 2008; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Contests Can Attract New Customers

Editor's Note: The deadline for this contest has been extended until Apr. 30. Elizabeth Kanna, owner of Kanna & Co., a boutique business consultancy, recently launched the Big Business Contest with the thought "there's nothing small about running your own business," she said. She saw a good fit for the...

By Sharon McLoone | March 17, 2008; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Events

Here are some programs and calendar events of interest to the small business community: Nominations Open for High School Entrepreneurs The National Federation of Independent Business has opened nominations for its 2008 Young Entrepreneur Awards. It's the sixth annual scholarship program for high school seniors designed "to promote and encourage...

By Sharon McLoone | November 28, 2007; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

IRS Hosts Workshops for Non-Profits

The IRS is hosting one-day workshops nationwide beginning this month for small and midsize non-profit groups. The 501(c)(3) workshops are limited to 200 attendees and are designed for administrators, volunteers or tax practitioners in charge of their organization's tax compliance. Pre-registration is required and there is a non-refundable $45 fee....

By Sharon McLoone | November 7, 2007; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Group To Research Effect of Corporate Giving

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy to study how corporations that give back to their communities fit into local economic and community development, with a keen eye toward the small business community. The project was started "to identify what some of the critical...

By Sharon McLoone | November 1, 2007; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Green Tax Holiday in Virginia

Virginia is offering consumers the ability to purchase certain energy efficient products tax-free this weekend. All retailers of these products must take part in the sales-tax holiday. The governor signed legislation to create the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, which will run from Friday, Oct. 5 through Monday, Oct. 8....

By Sharon McLoone | October 4, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Entrepreneur Center To Host Open House

The University of Maryland's business school, which has a special center designed to cultivate entrepreneurs, is having an open house. The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Robert H. Smith Business School, is opening its doors to individuals interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and the center's resources. It...

By Sharon McLoone | September 17, 2007; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

SmartCEO Seeks Fast Growing DC-Baltimore Firms

SmartCEO magazine, a monthly publication focusing on businesses around the Baltimore and Washington area, is accepting nominations for its Future 50 fast-growing firms issue. SmartCEO will profile selected firms from various industries in its January issue and congratulate them at an awards ceremony. To be eligible, a company must be...

By Sharon McLoone | September 6, 2007; 04:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

SCORE's Business Plan Workshop -- July 26

SCORE, a group that bills itself as the "counselors to America's small business" is hosting a workshop on writing a business plan later this month in Washington, D.C. The $50 fee will get you into a workshop designed to help an entrepreneur prepare a professional business plan. The class covers...

By Sharon McLoone | July 16, 2007; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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