Tuesday, June 1, Starting a Business in Fairfax County. Workshop on doing business in Fairfax County.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Sponsors: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Virginia Department of Business Assistance and U.S. Small Business Administration. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 703-790-0600. Event Web site: www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org.

Wednesday, June 2, Marketing 101: Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses. Seminar on how to create a marketing plan, how to assess if it is working, and how to improve and expand marketing.

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.

Wednesday, June 2, To Partner or Not to Partner. Seminar on how to choose a business partner and make the partnership work.

6 to 9 p.m., 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 312. Sponsor: Women's Business Center. Cost: $50 for members; $65 for nonmembers. Contact: 202-785-4922, info@womensbusinesscenter.org. Event Web site: www.womensbusinesscenter.org.

Thursday, June 3, Up Close and Personal with Greg Rothwell, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security. Learn about where opportunities are and how to work with the department.

7:30 to 11 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., 17th floor, Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Paladin International. Cost: $150. Registration is required. Contact: Terry Toomey, 703-683-8840. Event Web site: www.btiradio.com.

Thursday, June 3, How to Start a Business. Workshop covers how to organize, keep records, take care of payroll, insurance, taxes and marketing, and how to obtain a loan.

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

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