Washington-area business events for the week of Nov. 14

November 13, 2011
Monday

Franchise Seminar. Learn about franchising. 6 to 8 p.m. 1099 14th St. NW, Washington. Sponsor: Brown Bag. Contact: 703-279-6522 or mike@brownbagonline.com.

Tuesday

Franchise Fundamentals. The seminar focuses on the financial, legal and business considerations of franchising. 6 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: loudounsbdc.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday

Commercial Real Estate. A networking event for brokers, agents and investors. 9 a.m. Best Western Hotel, 8401 Westpark Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association. Web site: www.marema.com.

Tracking the Supply Chain with New Technology. This seminar will demonstrate the value of trading partners working together to match demands to production. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hard Times Cafe, 3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Sponsor: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and National Capital Roundtable Board. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Contact: Karin Foster, 202-962-3206, kfoster@mwcog.org. Website: cscmp.org.

Thursday

Start Your Business. The process for starting a small business. 6 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: loudounsbdc.eventbrite.com.

Green Business Roundtable: Today’s World Challenge — The Urban Growth Explosion. Discussion of issues and business opportunities in cities. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Steptoe & Johnson, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington. Sponsor: Wharton Club of DC. Cost: $20-30. Contact: 301-365-8999 or info@whartondc.com. Web site: whartondc.com.

iGaming Community Outreach Meeting. Learn more about the iGaming program in the District. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington. Sponsor: District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Board. Contact: Gabrielle D. Barry, 202-262-7929 or gabrielle.barry@dc.gov. Web site: www.dclottery.com.

Friday

Using Google to Enhance Your Marketing. This seminar will help owners and marketing staff of tourism and convention-related enterprises to highlight their businesses in the Google search platform and capitalize on upcoming Google technology. 3 to 5 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dulles North, 22400 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: loudounsbdc.eventbrite.com.

Contracting with Intelligence Agencies. A panel discussion on strategies for staying competitive. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mount Vernon Country Club, 5111 Old Mill Rd., Alexandria. Cost: $25 for reservations, $35. Sponsor: Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce .Contact: 703-360-6925. Web site: mtvernon-leechamber.org.

Business Relationships That Last. A systematic program for advancing business relationships. 10:30 a.m. Gannett/USA Today Conference Center, 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Cost: $75. Web site: i4esbd.org.

Saturday

Hedge Funds 101. A class on hedge funds and how they operate. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site: aaiidcmetro.com.

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