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D.C. area business events, starting Jan. 21


Start Your Business. Learn the procedures for starting a small business. 6 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $10 online; $15 at door. Web site:


Mobile Devices. This workshop shows how new technology can be used to improve efficiency and marketing tactics. 9 a.m. to noon, American Bar Association building, 740 15th Street NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site:


The State of Social Enterprise. This workshop will discuss the first report on Maryland benefit corporations and limited liability companies since new laws went into effect. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. President’s Conference Center West, Miller Senate Building, 100 State Circle, Annapolis. Sponsor: ChangeMatters, Benefit LLC. Cost: Free. Web site:

Writing a Winning Business Plan. This workshop covers plan concepts and what a business plan should contain. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. American Bar Association Building, 740 15th Street NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site:

Customer Service Secrets from the Ritz-Carlton. This seminar teaches companies how to foster relationships to create memorable client experiences. 12:30 to 2 p.m. 1150 22nd Street NW. Sponsor: LMA. Cost: $80. Contact: Elaine Noble, 540-878-5085,


Social Media Boot Camp. Learn what social media is and how to use it effectively. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Sponsor: Hill Center, Old Naval Hospital. Cost: $129 online. Web site:

Start-Up Workshop. Learn how to write a business plan, find financing and keep records. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gainesville. Sponsor: Flory Small Business Center. Cost: Free. Contact: 703-335-2500 or

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