Friday, Jan. 14, Small Business Taxes. Class on the basic types of business organizations, business tax returns, recordkeeping requirements, and the basic financial statements and accounting methods.
10 a.m. to noon, South Fairfax Small Business Development Center at the Community Business Partnership, 7001 Loisdale Rd., 2nd floor, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. Cost: $35. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.
Saturday, Jan. 15, Creating a Search-Engine-Friendly Web Site. Seminar on avoiding design issues that prevent sites from getting favorable positioning at major search engines.
1 to 3 p.m., Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, first floor. Sponsors: Capital PC User Group's Entrepreneurs and Consultants Special Interest Group. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Barbara Conn, 202-452-7428, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.cpcug.org/user/entrepreneur.
Sunday, Jan. 16, Where the Biopharma HR Quicksand Is: An Executive's Introduction. How to staff and implement a quality human resources function and thereby avoid litigation, while creating a motivated, energized workforce.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seven Seas Restaurant, 1776 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Sponsor: Biotech Management Institute. Cost: $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Contact: Carl Duncan, 301-263-0500, email@example.com. Event Web site: www.b-m-i.net.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Demystify Knowledge Management. Seminar on what knowledge management is, best practices and reasons to use it.
8 to 9:30 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m., Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: International Knowledge Management Institute. Cost: $15 for 8 a.m. session; $20 for noon session. Contact: Eric Weidner, 703-815-8782, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Accounting Software Preview. Seminar will provide demos of leading accounting packages Mas 90, Mas 500, Great Plains and Solomon.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Offices, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Sponsor: SSi Consulting. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Jennifer Daniszewski, 410-277-4618. Event Web site: www.ssiconsulting.com/events/demoday.html.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Hot Links: Using the Web to Start Your Business. Seminar on the process of legal entity registration, federal and state tax registration, and specifics for doing business in Fairfax County.
2 to 4 p.m., South Fairfax Small Business Development Center at the Community Business Partnership, 7001 Loisdale Rd., second floor, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Canadian Business Network of Washington. Networking event for Canadian business and technology professionals.
6 to 8 p.m., Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, 8230 Old Courthouse Rd., Suite 350, Vienna. Sponsor: Laurentian Consulting Group. Cost: $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Contact: Gerry Preville, email@example.com. Event Web site: www.canadianbusinessnetwork.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Electronic Marketing: How to Generate Sales and Leads. Seminar on finding your target audience, understanding the competitive landscape, leveraging e-commerce, and using best practices to follow leads and drive sales.
6 to 8:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.
Send information on area technology events to email@example.com least two weeks in advance. Please model your entry on the information listed above, and include the event date in the subject field of your e-mail.