Intellectual Property: What a Small Business Needs to Know. This workshop defines intellectual property and how best to exploit and protect it. 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: washingtondc.score.org.
Writing Proposals for the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense. This seminar teaches every stage of the proposal writing process from the RFI to the response to an RFP. 9 a.m. to noon. Battelle Memorial Institute, 1150 Crystal Drive, sixth floor, Arlington. Sponsor: Government Technology & Services Coalition. Cost: $95. Contact: Whitney Kazragis, 706-799-1806. Web site: www.gtscoalition.eventbrite.com.
Social Media for Nonprofits Workshop. Learn how organizations can actively go about implementing basic social media into their organizations. Noon to 2 p.m. Raffa Learning Community, 1899 L St. NW, Suite 600. Sponsor: Raffa Learning Community. Cost: Free. Web site: www.raffa.com/learning.
Government Contractors Networking Event. Connect with government contractors and potential teaming partners. This month’s event will focus on local government contracting opportunities. 6 to 8 p.m. The wine bar at the DoubleTree Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Sponsor: EZGSA- Gateway to Government Sales. Cost: Free. Contact: Evette Lewis, email@example.com, 301-913-5000 x 5015. Web site: www.ezgsa.com/news/upcoming-events.
Innovative Negotiation Skills. This seminar covers how to become a more effective negotiator, whether it’s contracts, time, resources, salaries, work assignments or specifications. 6 to 8:30 p.m. AT&T offices, 1900 Gallows Rd., Vienna. Lower-level conference room. Sponsor: Women in Technology. Cost: $35 for nonmembers; $25 members. Contact: 703-766-1153. Web site: www.womenintechnology.org/calendar/month.
How to Start a Business. This workshop covers legal forms of business organizations, how to market on a small budget, business taxes and record keeping, small business insurance, and types and sources of small business loans. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 40 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: washingtondc.score.org.
Start Your Business. This seminar will lead participants through the procedures for starting a small business. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church Street SE, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $10 online; $15 at door. Web site: LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com.
Accounting Solutions for Professional Services Organizations. Learn how to tracking all of the critical aspects of a project or contract. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Raffa Learning Community, 1899 L St. NW, Suite 600, Washington. Sponsor: Raffa Learning Community. Cost: Free. Web site: www.raffa.com/learning.
Preparing a Winning Federal Proposal. This workshop provides tips on improving proposal win rates. It covers proposal actions, government actions, capture planning, proposal development/planning and proposal reviews. 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: washingtondc.score.org.
Investment Management in Turbulent Markets. A professional wealth manager explains effective portfolio diversification techniques that limit risk. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site: www.aaiidcmetro.com.
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