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Washington area business events for the week beginning March 14

Monday, March 14, 2011; A16

Monday

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

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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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