Tuesday, Sept. 7, Thinking About Starting in the District. Workshop on the basics of starting a business.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, A-Level Video Conference Center. Sponsor: D.C. Small Business Development Center. No charge. Contact: Hope Lawery, 202-806-1550, trainingdcs@howard.edu. Event Web site: www.dcsbdc.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 8, Federal Contracts for Tech Research. Workshop on how small high-technology firms can win federally funded Small Business Innovative Research contracts.

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Sponsor: Washington Emerging Technologies Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Darrell Williams, 202-547-1825, staff@wetcinc.com. Event Web site: www.wetcinc.com/workshop.html.

Thursday, Sept. 9, Business Showcase Breakfast. Attendees network and showcase their businesses.

7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Cost: Varies. Contact: 703-777-2176, Ext. 25. Event Web site: loudounchamber.org/eventcalendar.cfm.

Thursday, Sept. 9, Love'm or Lose'm: How to Keep Your Employees . . . and Keep Them Happy. Workshop on how to keep a fun, happy and satisfied business.

8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Georgetown Bid Office, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite L-11. Sponsor: D.C. Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25. Contact: 202-298-9222, trainingdcs@howard.edu. Event Web site: www.dcsbdc.com.

Thursday, Sept. 9, How to Start a Business. Workshop on how to start a successful small business.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., SCORE DC, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, 9th floor. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $50. Contact: Laverne Webb, 202-606-4000, Ext. 287, chapter1@scoredc.org. Event Web site: www.scoredc.org.

Thursday, Sept. 9, Financing Your Small Business. Learn where the money is for small businesses and how to get it.

2 to 4 p.m., Community Business Partnership, 7001 Loisdale Rd., 2nd floor, Springfield. Sponsor: Community Business Partnership. Cost: $35. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

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