D.C. area business events, starting Feb. 18

February 17, 2013
Monday

Twitter 101. Learn how to tweet.

4 to 6 p.m. at Coffy Café, 3310 14th St. NW. Cost: $49. Web site: http://dctwitterclass.eventbrite.com.

Career Gateway. This program is for job seekers age 50 and over who want to tweak their résumés, hone their interviewing skills, network more effectively, discover the hidden job market and develop personal job search plans. Ann L. Bronfman Center, 12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. Sponsor: Jewish Council for the Aging. Contact: 301-255-4215. Web site: www.accessjca.org.

Tuesday

Start Your Business. This seminar will lead participants through the procedures for starting a small business. 6 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $10 online; $15 at door. Web site: www.loudounsbdc.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday

Innovation in Web sites. This interactive lunch program offers new ideas to drive Web traffic. 12:30 to 2 p.m. 1000 H St. NW. Host: Legal Marketing Association. Sponsor: Legal Marketing Association. Cost: $90. Contact: Elaine Noble, 540.878.5085, elaine@noblepursuits.com. Web site: http://goo.gl/BnlOZ.

I’m 8(a) Certified! Now What Do I Do? This workshop covers strategies that will propel an 8(a) company into the federal market arena. 9 a.m. to noon. American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, Third Floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: http://washingtondc.score.org.

Lifetime Leadership. Learn about the Leadership Fairfax and Volunteer Fairfax programs. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Leadership Fairfax, 8230 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Sponsor: Leadership Fairfax. Cost: Free. Web site: www.leadershipfairfax.org/ lifetimeleadersprogram.

Thursday

Communications in the Age of Social Media. Journalists share how they use social media to discover stories, report breaking news and find sources. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Cost: $20 to $27. Web site: http://twitchdc2013.eventbrite.com.

Friday

Starting a Small Business. Workshop topics include how to write a business plan, recordkeeping and financing. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flory Small Business Center, 10311 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. Cost: Free. Contact: 703-335-2500 or donnaflory@verizon.net.

Saturday

LinkedIn Boot Camp. Learn what LinkedIn is and how to use it effectively. 1 to 6 p.m. Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Cost: $99.

Web site: http://dclinkedinbootcamp. eventbrite.com.

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