Monday, Aug. 9, Business Planning for the Entrepreneur. A class on why a business plan is necessary and how to start writing a successful one.

2 to 4 p.m., South Fairfax Small Business Development Center, 7001 Loisdale Rd., second floor, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. Cost: $35. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

Monday, Aug. 9, TelecomHUB Annual Summer Mixer. Meet other telecom executives to make contacts, deals and friends at an annual summer networking event.

5:30 to 9 p.m., eCiti Restaurant & Bar, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. Sponsor: Global Internetworking. Cost: No charge for members; $5 for nonmembers. Contact: TelecomHUB@yahoo.com, 703-242-9787. Event Web site: www.telecomhub.org.

Monday, Aug. 9, 270 Oncology Group Launch Party. A new division of 270Tech, the Oncology Group aims to bring together scientists and clinicians working in oncology.

6 to 8 p.m., Intradigm, 12115 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. Sponsors: Intradigm, Gene Logic, Avalon, 270Tech, Holy Cross Hospital. Cost: $50. Contact: Roger Erickson, 301-349-0798, rge@270Tech.net. Event Web site: www.270tech.net.

Tuesday, Aug. 10, Small-Business Luncheon. Roxann Gardner of Network Referral Group discusses cold calling techniques.

11:45 a.m., Sheraton Reston, 11480 Commerce Park Dr., Reston. Sponsor: Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $20 for members who pay by Friday; $25 thereafter and for nonmembers. Contact: 703-437-5556 Ext. 100, info@herndondulleschamber.org. Event Web site: www.herndondulleschamber.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 10, How to Start Your Own Nonprofit Corporation. Learn about creating a corporation and focusing its objectives, process and strategies for obtaining federal tax exempt status.

6 to 9 p.m., First Class Lifelong Learning Center, 1726 20th St. NW. Sponsor: First Class Lifelong Learning Center. Cost: $29 for members; $39 for nonmembers. Contact: 202-797-5102, takeaclass@aol.com. Event Web site: www.takeaclass.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 11, Financing Your Small Business. Class will cover what bankers are looking for, types of loans available, credit lines versus loans, and the Small Business Association's role in the loan process.

6 to 8 p.m., South Fairfax Small Business Development Center, 7001 Loisdale Rd., 2nd floor, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. Cost: $35. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

Thursday, Aug. 12, Business Showcase Breakfast: Effective Networking at a Chamber Event. A networking event that includes a full breakfast buffet, followed by tips on better networking at chamber events.

7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Belmont Country Club, 43880 Russell Branch Pkwy., Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Cost: Varies. Registration is required for nonmembers. Contact: 703-777-2176, Ext. 25. Event Web site: www.loudounchamber.org.

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