Friday, Jan. 10, "Small-Business Innovation Research, Small-Business Tech Transfer, Advanced Technology Program Grants: Are They for You and Your Business?" Seminar on funding programs for early-stage companies.

8 to 11 a.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd. Sponsor: University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cost: $65 general admission. Add $10 at the door. Contact: 301-405-9545. Event Web site: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/dingman/calendar.asp.

Friday, Jan. 10, "Selling to the Federal Government." Workshop on the types of federal contracts and solicitations, regulatory authority, marketing and subcontracting.

9 a.m. to noon, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, ninth floor. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $36. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site: http://www.scoredc.org.

Saturday, Jan. 11, "Smart Start." Seminar on the start-up process for new business. Topics include business planning, sources for financing, licensing and business taxes.

10 a.m. to noon., Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Dr., Suite 200, Fairfax. Sponsor: Fairfax Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25. Contact: 703-277-7700, dslaugh1@gmu.edu. Event Web site: http://www.sbdc.org.

Monday, Jan. 13, "Online Financial Information." Seminar and discussion on how the Web can help your personal financial decisions.

7 to 9 p.m. Washington Gas, large auditorium, 6801 Industrial Rd., Springfield. Sponsor: Capital Personal Computer User Group. No charge. Contact: Dennis Courtney, 301-762-9372, president@cpcug.org. Event Web site: http://www.cpcug.org/user/comm/gen-meet.html.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, Financing Available for Virginia Businesses. Seminar on financing options for women- and minority-owned businesses in Virginia.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Natasha Shovar, 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, Accelerated Master's Information Session. Seminar on the University of Virginia's degree program in systems and information technology engineering.

6 to 7:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd. Sponsor: University of Virginia. No charge. Contact: 434-924-5394. Event Web Site: http://www.sys.virginia.edu/weekend.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, "ColdFusion Jeopardy." Seminar on tips and tricks for using ColdFusion to develop Web sites.

6:30 to 9 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Sponsor: TeraTech Inc. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Michael Smith, 301-881-1440 michael@teratech.com. Event Web site: http://www.cfug-md.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, "How to Be the Architect of Your Business Success."

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon. Sponsor: Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Patricia Melton, melton@cit.org. Event Web site: http://www.cit.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, "Maximizing the Value of Your Business: Top 10 Business Value Drivers."

8 to 10 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: McLean Group LLC. Cost: $50. Registration is required. Contact: Eva, 703-827-0200, Ext. 111, ecatlin@mcleanllc.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, Federal Sector Market Update. Workshop on the impact of recent merger and acquisition activity.

8 to 10 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Aronson & Co. Cost: $35. Contact: 301-231-6298. Event Web site: http://www.aronsoncompany.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, "Internet Entrepreneurs Toastmasters." Workshop for technology entrepreneurs on how to speak better and help their businesses grow.

7 to 8:30 p.m., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: Internet Entrepreneurs Toastmasters. No charge. Contact: David Hollender, 703-904-9681, dhollender@essentialsoftworks.com. Event Web site: http://www.ietoastmasters.org.

Thursday, Jan. 16, "Industry Outlook on 2003 IT Spending and Priorities." Workshop and panel discussion on information technology spending this year.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., SAIC Conference Center, 1710 Saic Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: $35 nonmembers. No charge for members. Contact: Tarin Heilman, 703-904-7878, Ext. 230, theilman@nvtc.org. Event Web site: http://www.nvtc.org/calendar.

Thursday, Jan. 16, "Recordkeeping and Accounting for a Small Business." Workshop for non-accountants on how to understand financial statements and tax considerations.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, ninth floor. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $46. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site: http://www.scoredc.org.

Thursday, Jan. 16, "The Year Ahead -- Charting Your Career Path." Seminar and discussion with professionals to gain information on career advancement.

6 to 8:30 p.m., Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike. Sponsor: Women in Technology. Cost: $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Event Web site: http://www.womenintechnology.org.

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