D.C. business events for the week of Jan. 14

January 13, 2013
Wednesday

How to Become an 8(a) Company. This workshop covers 8(a) requirements and how to apply including online application, company experience, organization, and other items. 9 a.m. to noon, American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: http://washingtondc.score.org.

Thursday

How to Start a Business. This workshop covers legal forms of business organization, marketing on a small budget, business taxes and recordkeeping, insurance, and types and sources of business loans. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: http://washingtondc.score.org.

How to Save Money on Your IT Infrastructure. This seminar teaches ways to decrease IT costs without compromising on technology. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RAFFA 1899 L St., NW, Suite 600. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Free. Web site: http://learningcommunity.raffa.com.

Friday

Accounting for Government Contractors. This workshop covers requirements for government contractors including direct and indirect costs, allocation of costs between projects, audits, accounting software, allowable costs and other items. 9 a.m. to noon, American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: http://washingtondc.score.org.

Saturday

Get Ready to Master LinkedIn. This workshop demonstrates how to get connected through the Web site LinkedIn. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. Sponsor: Takoma Park Community Center. Cost: $40 to $70. Web site: http://www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation.

Estate Planning 101. A trusts and estates specialist discusses current estate tax laws, avoiding probate, incapacity planning, and protecting children from divorces, creditors and other predators. 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, Washington D.C., Metro Chapter. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site: www.aaiidcmetro.com.

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