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D.C. business events for the week of Oct. 15


Career Gateway. This career program features small classes, individualized attention, 30 hours of instruction over five class days, and long-term mentors. Ann L. Bronfman Center, 12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. Sponsor: Jewish Council for the Aging. Contact: 301-255-4200. Web site:


Washington 2013: An Economic Outlook. Learn how to prepare for changes in the local economy, and how to find opportunity in a challenging environment. 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig and Curry’s Auto Service. Cost: $59. Web site: .


How to Become an 8(a) Company. This workshop covers 8(a) requirements and how to apply, including the online application, company experience and organization, waivers and many 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:

5C’s of Lending & Managing Cash Flow. In this seminar, M&T bankers will walk participants through what is expected of a loan applicant and how your request for a loan is evaluated. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Gadget Center, 2801 Georgia Ave. NW. Sponsor: District of Columbia Small Business Development Center Network. Cost: Free. Web site:


Create a Web site with WordPress. This beginner’s guide to using WordPress will address start-to-finish setup, domain names, search engine tactics and more. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25 online; $30 at door. Web site: .

Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan Program. This program educates business owners and entrepreneurs about a loan program that helps business owners obtain their capital assets as opposed to leasing. 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. NOVA KAF Multipurpose Facility, 6343 S. Kings Highway, Alexandria. Sponsor: Global Business Network Association. Contact: Web site: .


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


Securing Your Lifetime Income Stream. This seminar covers strategies to protect your principal and income, and make IRAs last. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, Washington DC Metro Chapter. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site: .

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