2012 Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This event was created to recognize leaders throughout Maryland who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit through business, technology and social awareness. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia. Sponsor: Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly. Cost: $35. Web site: . http://bit.ly/SVz7Kk
Small Business Expo. This event includes networking, speakers and awards for small-business owners. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Ln., Greenbelt. Sponsor: The World Advisory Co. Cost: Free. Contact: 202-579-1784. Web site: SmallBusinessExpoDC.com.
Olney Internet Marketing Workshop. This interactive workshop for local businesses discusses the six techniques small businesses can use to market themselves online. 2:30 p.m. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. Sponsor: 270net Technologies. Cost: Free. Web site: http://olneyworkshop-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1.
Networking and lunch. This event highlights Sandra Crowe, a speaker, consultant and author who uses public speaking and communications skills to present quality training programs to numerous federal, corporate and association-based organizations. 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 155 Gibbs St., 2nd Fl., Rockville. Sponsor: Women Ambassadors for Business. Cost: $45 to $250. Web site: http://november2012womenambassadors-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1.
Montgomery County Small Business Networking Series. This networking series discusses economic development in Montgomery County. 7 to 8:30 a.m. Montgomery Community Media | Montgomery Community Television, 7548 Standish Pl., Derwood. Sponsor: Montgomery Community Media. Cost: Free. Contact: 240-994-4861. Web site: http://mymcsmallbusiness-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1.
Maryland SEO Seminar. Learn how to conduct a comprehensive analysis of your Web site, learn the fundamentals of optimizing your search engine results, and find out what you need to do to measurably improve your organic rankings. 9 a.m. to noon. Blue Corona, 7595-G Rickenbacker Dr., Gaithersburg. Sponsor: Blue Corona. Web site: http://marylandseoseminars-eac2.eventbrite.com.
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