Friday, May 14, Advanced GSA Schedules. Workshop provides in-depth coverage for those with knowledge of General Services Administration contracting.

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

Friday, May 14, GSA Schedules: The Basics. Seminar on analyzing whether a company is qualified for GSA work, documenting and submitting an offer to the GSA, and negotiating for an award.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org/eventcalendar.cfm.

Saturday, May 15, Taking the Road Less Traveled: Succeeding as Your Own Boss. Workshop on peaks and valleys of business ownership, the tools needed to thrive, and the transformation of challenges into opportunities.

12:30 to 3:15 p.m., Bethesda Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Rooms A and B, Bethesda. Sponsors: Capital PC User Group's Entrepreneurs and Consultants Special Interest Group. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Barbara Conn, 202-452-7428, bconn@cpcug.org. Event Web site: www.cpcug.org/user/entrepreneur.

Monday, May 17, Microsoft Excel Formulas. Tutorial on writing formulas for Excel, including a guided tour of Excel help.

7 to 9 p.m., Washington Gas, 6801 Industrial Rd., Springfield. Sponsors: Capital PC User Group's Virginia Special Interest Group. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Luis Garcia, 703-425-6902, lgarcia51@yahoo.com. Event Web site: www.cpcug.org/user/vasig.

Tuesday, May 18, Avoiding Legal Land Mines in Your Daily Business. Seminar on hazards to avoid.

Noon to 1 p.m., Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 402, Alexandria. Sponsor: Pseudonym. No charge. Registration required. Contact: Ruth Cope, 703-778-1292 Ext. 206, rcope@AlexandriaSBDC.org. Event Web site: alexandriasbdc.org.

Tuesday, May 18, Outsmarting and Protecting Your PC Systems. A seminar for small-business owners on antivirus software, firewalls, backup systems and system upgrades.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m., National-Louis University, 8000 Westpark Dr., Suite 125, McLean. Sponsors: Sprint PCS-Tysons Corner, National-Louis University, Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15 for chamber members; $20 for nonmembers. Contact: 703-281-1333. Event Web site: www.vtrcc.org/events.htm.

Tuesday, May 18, Licensing Biotechnology From the NIH. Workshop on available intellectual property, terms and the National Institutes of Health licensing process.

5 to 7 p.m., Capital Genomix, 9290 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Sponsor: 270Tech. Cost: $20; $10 for students and faculty. Contact: Roger Erickson, 301-349-0798, rge@270Tech.net. Event Web site: www.270Tech.net.

Tuesday, May 18, Basics of Sound Editing on a Computer. Seminar on recording sound, using music clips, adding or modifying sound in a video production, and removing clicks, pops, and scratches.

7:30 to 9 p.m., Bethesda Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Bethesda. Sponsors: Capital PC User Group's Digital Video Special Interest Group. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Merrill M. Hessel, 301-840-1258, dvug@meral.com. Event Web site: www.dvug.org.

Wednesday, May 19, Using the Internet to Boost Sales for Your Technology Company. A panel discussion on marketing your business efficiently on the Internet.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Teqcorner, 1616 Anderson Rd., McLean. Sponsor: Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Jen O'Daniel, jodaniel@cit.org. Event Web site: www.cit.org/calendar.asp.

Wednesday, May 19, Re-Engineer Your Sales Process for 2004. Event on methods for selling in the tech marketplace and boosting company sales.

8 to 10:15 a.m., Sandler Sales Institute, 5 Choke Cherry Rd., Suite 380, Rockville. Sponsors: Sandler Sales Institute. Cost: $59. Registration is required. Contact: 301-251-5852. Event Web site: www.successinselling.com.

Wednesday, May 19, Start Your Business. Workshop on marketing tips and insurance for a small business.

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, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org/eventcalendar.cfm.

Thursday, May 20, Recordkeeping -- Accounting for a Small Business. Workshop for non-accountants on understanding financial statements and business records.

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

Thursday, May 20, Technology Business Growth Resources Seminar. Seminar on the resources available in Northern Virginia to expand technology businesses.

9:30 a.m. to noon, Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Suite 600, Herndon. Sponsor: Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. Cost: $15. Registration is required. Contact: Patricia L. Melton, melton@cit.org. Event Web site: www.cit.org/calendar.asp.

Thursday, May 20, Business Owner Luncheon Workshop. For businesses entering a high-growth stage; attend to hear proven strategies to fuel your success.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Sponsor: Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Contact: shjoyce@cogentconsulting.net. Event Web site: www.restonchamber.org.

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