Friday, Aug. 13, Small Business Taxes. An overview of the basic types of business organizations, business tax returns, record-keeping requirements and accounting methods for financial statements.

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

Saturday, Aug. 14, Getting Started in Business in the District of Columbia. Workshop covering the basic elements of starting a business.

9 a.m. to noon, Howard University's Armour J. Blackburn University Center-Forum, 2397 Sixth St. NW. Sponsor: DC Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration required. Contact: 202-889-5090, trainingdcs@howard.edu. Event Web site: www.dcsbdc.com.

Tuesday, Aug 17, Input Federal Executive Breakfast. Department of Interior chief information officer W. Hord Tipton Tipton will address his department's key initiatives, opportunities and challenges.

7 to 9 a.m., Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. Sponsor: Input. Cost: Varies. Contact: 703-707-3673. Event Web site: www.tipton.input.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, Learn Better Writing and Speaking Skills for Business. Seminar on business letters and copywriters' secrets for writing attention-getting fliers and brochures.

1 to 4 p.m., Ahrens Institute, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd., Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $45. Registration is required. Contact: 703-669-5541.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, Mechanics of Starting Your Own Business. Seminar on legal entity registration, securing a checking account and insurance, and federal and state tax registration information with specifics for doing business in Fairfax County.

2 to 4 p.m., South Fairfax Small Business Development Center at the Community Business Partnership, 7001 Loisdale Rd., 2nd floor, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. No charge. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

Thursday, Aug. 19, HP Wireless & Mobility Roadshow 2004. Seminar for Windows information technology professionals with the latest information on technology trends in the wireless- and mobile-computing industry.

7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Sponsors: HP, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and T-Mobile. No charge. Contact: Dave Bernard, 970-663-4700. Event Web site: www.winnetmag.com/roadshows/mobilewireless.

Thursday, Aug. 19, Cascading Style Sheets. Seminar on how using a format called the cascading style sheet can give more control over your Web site and make it easier to maintain.

9 a.m. to noon, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 500, Alexandria. Sponsor: EEI Communications. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Lorenza Harris, 703-683-0683, seminars@eeicommunications.com. Event Web site: www.eeicommunications.com/training.

Thursday, Aug. 19, SBA's 504 Loan Program. Learn how to secure financing for fixed-asset projects such as purchasing land, buying existing buildings, the construction of new facilities, and more.

10 a.m. to noon, U.S. Small Business Administration's Washington District Office, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, 9th floor. Sponsor: DC Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 202-806-1550, trainingdcs@howard.edu. Event Web site: www.dcsbdc.com.

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