Washington area business events for Oct. 8

Tuesday

Start Your Business. This seminar will lead participants through the procedures for starting a small business. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Comfort Suites, 80 Prosperity Avenue, Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $10 online; $15 at door. Register at LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com .

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Social Media for Nonprofits. Learn how to use social media. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. RAFFA 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Cost: Free. Web site: learningcommunity.raffa.com .

Get Linkedin. This seminar shows participants how to get connected through the Web site LinkedIn. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Coffy Café, 3310 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: Romona Foster. Cost: $29. Web site: http://linkedinatcoffycafe-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=44

Wednesday

How to Court the Media. Learn how an effective public relations strategy can help small businesses grow. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Alexandria Small Business Development Center, Suite 400, 625 North Washington St., Alexandria, Va. Sponsor: Alexandria Small Business Development Center. Cost: Free. Web site: www.alexandriasbdc.org .

Ultimate Selling. Learn how to prepare for a successful business-to-business sales call. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Loyola University Maryland Timonium Graduate Center, 2034 Greenspring Dr., Lutherville-Timonium, Md. Sponsor: Ultimate Selling Solutions. Web site: 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, small business insurance and types and sources of business loans. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th Street NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390.

Projects, Financials & Services — Made Simpler. Learn how you can solve your project management challenges with a Microsoft Dynamics solution. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RAFFA 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Cost: Free. Web site: learningcommunity.raffa.com .

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