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Washington area business events for the week beginning March 14

Monday, March 14, 2011


Getting Venture Capital for Your Business. Jack Kern speaks about funding strategies, practices, valuations and how deals really get done. 7 to 9 p.m., 888 16th St. NW, Washington. Host: Professionals in the City. Cost: $30. Contact: 301-498-7340. Web site: http://www.prosinthecity.com/r.php?code=capitalbusiness&id=26


4G - The Power, the Impact, the Vision. See a demonstration on how 4G makes live-streaming video a reality over wireless. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sprint, 12524 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: Member, $45; nonmember, $75. Walk-in: Member, $55; nonmember, $85. Contact: events@nvtc.org. Web site: http://www.dctechsource.com/11-Mar15-nvtc-technology-innovations-event-4g.aspx .

Women-Owned Small Business Government Contracting Conference. Learn about certification and government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PNC Place, 800 17th St. NW, Washington. Hosts: Washington, D.C. Women's Business Center, SBA, PNC Bank and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $55. Contact: info@dcwbc.org. Web site: http://tinyurl.com/WOSB-ContractingConference.

Quickbooks Demystified. Learn how to set up accounts, create invoices and generate balance sheets. 6 to 8:30 p.m., The George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus, Exploration Hall, Room 101, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: pre-registered, $25; at door, $30. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Mobile Advocacy and Fundraising: It's Not Just Text Messaging. Learn how to leverage the power of mobile to engage users in advocacy and giving. 6:30 to 9 p.m., Qorivs Communications, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington. Host: Qorvis Communications. Cost: $10. Contact: 202-496-1000. Web site: http://www.meetup.com/webcontentmavens/events/14941810.


Becoming a Strategic Business Owner. The first of three seminars, this workshop will help participants discover their three-year vision and determine whether they are on track. 8 to 9 a.m., Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd St. South, Arlington. Host: Capital Business Source. Contact: info@thecapitalbusinesssource.com. Web site: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1272039705 .

2011 Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Expo: Leading the Way to Business Success. Learn how to do business and make the right connections to help your company grow. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington. Sponsor: Washington Convention and Sports Authority. Contact: 202-728-0352 or info@gwhcc.org. Web site: http://www.gwhcc.org.


Mid-Atlantic Networking's 2011 Business Expo. Join a diverse crowd of professionals and business owners for a networking session that is concentrated on finance, accounting, law insurance, mortgage, real estate and marketing. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Columbia Doubletree Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia. Host: DC-MD Small Business Owner Networking Meetup. Web site: http://meetupatmid-atlanticnetworking.eventbrite.com/ .

2011 Policy Forum and Legislative Reception. Join a discussion on how to make Washington a place where businesses and their employees can thrive. 2 to 5:30 p.m., Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. Sponsor: Pfizer and Kaiser Permanente. Cost: Member, $75; nonmember, $125. Contact: Annette Coram, 202-624-0605 or acoram@dcchamber.org. Web site: www.dcchamber.org.


Scoring High Yields in the World's Safest Companies for 2011 and Beyond. Learn how to choose the best an income-producing sector has to offer as well as income investments to be avoided. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, Washington, D.C. Metro Chapter. Cost: online or by mail until March 15, $28; online March 16-18, $33; at door, $38. Web site: www.aaiidcmetro.com .

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