D.C. business events for the week of July 22

Monday

Career Seminar. Understand your options, identify your unique skills and interests and address obstacles that may be preventing you from achieving your career goals. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 888 16th Street NW. Sponsor: Professionals in the City. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-686-5990. Website: www.prosinthecity.com.

Introduction to GSA Schedules. This workshop outlines the history and benefits of GSA schedules and how to go about getting on one. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 441 4th St. NW, Room 1117. Sponsor: D.C. Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DC-PTAC). Website: bizdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=36626.

Should Congress Consider a Value Added Tax? A discussion featuring former congressman Phil English and William G. Gale, a co-director at the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center. 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th St. NW. Sponsor: CPA and EconomyinCrisis.org. Contact: ybarberena@porterwright.org.

Tuesday

Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer.A retail consultant with the Virginia Small Business Development Center addresses how independent retailers can adapt and thrive in a changed economy. 8 a.m-10 a.m. Village at Leesburg, 1601 Village Market Blvd., Suite 100, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center and Village at Leesburg. Cost: Free but registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222. Website: bit.ly/14E4rCK.

Thursday

Writing a Winning Business Plan Workshop. This workshop helps participants prepare a professional business plan to start a business and/or obtain a loan. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bank of America Building, 730 15th Street NW. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-619-1000. Website: washingtondc.score.org/localworkshops.

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