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What to Watch: Week of Jan. 14

The Washington Network Group is hosting an entrepreneur roundtable on “Shattering the C-Myth: How Small Business Owners Can Break into the Corporate Marketplace” on Wednesday.

According to a national study cited by the WNG, 93 percent of small businesses earned less than $100,000 in 2010. Cockeysville, Md.-based consultant Angelique Rewers is to talk about how small businesses can take advantage of opportunities offered by large corporations that have set goals to buy more goods and services from small businesses.

The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Arlington Economic Development offices at 1100 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1500, Arlington. $20 for WNG members, $35 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is holding a workshop on “Social Media Marketing Made Simple.” The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the FCEDA offices at 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Tysons Corner. Free.

TechExpo is holding a career fair for people with security clearances. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Free.

The Rockville Women’s Business Center is holding a workshop on writing a business plan. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the RWBC’s offices at 95 Monroe St., Rockville. $25.

The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting an after-hours business mixer beginning at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Free for members, $20 for everyone else.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Women In International Trade is hosting a conference on “America’s Energy Exports: Shifts on the Horizon in the Global Energy Trade.” Speakers are Karen Harbert, president and chief executive of the Institute for the 21st Century, and David Sandalow, Energy Department acting undersecretary. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Free.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring a legal clinic for small businesses intended to offer general advice. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Business Resource Center, 7059 Blair Rd. NW, Suite 203. Free.

Thursday, Jan. 17

The Washington chapter of the American Marketing Association is hosting a “How To: Rethink Marketing, Rethink Innovation” workshop. Gaurav Bhalla, chief executive of Reston-based Knowledge Kinetics, is the speaker. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Trattoria Nicola’s, 1250 22nd St. NW. $35 for members, $45 for everyone else.

CoFoundersLab is hosting a “Co-Founders Wanted” matchmaking event for would-be entrepreneurs at the Arlington Economic Development offices at 1100 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1500, Arlington. Free.

The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its January mixer at 5:30 p.m. at La Sandia at Tysons Corner Center. Free for members, $20 for everyone else.

— Shawn Selby



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