Monday, Sept. 20, Mach-II. Learn about Mach-II, an object-oriented way to program an application called ColdFusion that allows Web pages to work with databases.

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., TeraTech, 405 E. Gude Dr., Suite 207, Rockville. Sponsor: TeraTech. Cost: $349. Contact: Michael Smith, 301-424-3903, michael@teratech.com. Event Web site: www.teratech.com/training.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, Digital Photography -- Demystify the Digital Darkroom. Seminar on how to produce photographs using digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop CS.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 22, Canadian Business Network of Washington. Networking event for Canadian business and technology professionals in the Washington area.

8 to 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Sponsor: Laurentian Consulting Group. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Gerry Preville, gpreville@erols.com. Event Web site: www.canadianbusinessnetwork.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, Critical Sales Issues Facing Business Owners Today. Seminar on building sales teams to boost profit in the tech marketplace.

8 to 10:30 a.m., Sandler Sales Institute, 5 Choke Cherry Rd., Suite 380, Rockville. Sponsors: Sandler Sales Institute and Professional Achievement Group. Cost: $59; $49 if registered by tomorrow. Registration is required. Contact: 301-251-5852. Event Web site: www.successinselling.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, Software User Group Meeting. Attendees can share their experiences, network with their peers and learn how to better use software.

8:30 a.m. to noon, Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson. Sponsor: SSI Consulting. Cost: $25. Registration is required. Contact: Danielle Parks, 410-944-3369, Ext. 4602. Event Web site: www.ssiconsulting.com/events/septusers.html.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, General Services Administration Schedules. Learn how to win business with the federal government.

9 a.m. to noon, ScoreDC, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $40. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site: www.scoredc.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, Broadband Over Power Lines: Technology Overview and Applications in Developing Countries. A two-hour talk and question-and-answer session on providing Internet service over electric power lines in fast-growing Asian economies.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 19201 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite A-20, Gaithersburg. Sponsor: Broadband Power International. Cost: $35. Registration is required. Contact: Ranjan Pant, 240-506-4125, pant@MDbuildings.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, Start Your Business. Learn about taxes, licensing, business plans, marketing and more.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 23, Software User Group Meeting. Attendees can share their experiences, network with their peers and learn how to better use software.

8:30 a.m. to noon, Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Office, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 500. Sponsor: SSI Consulting. Cost: $25. Registration is required. Contact: Danielle Parks, 410-944-3369, Ext. 4602. Event Web site: www.ssiconsulting.com/events/septusers.html.

Thursday, Sept. 23, Writing a Winning Business Plan. Workshop on preparing a professional business plan with the goal of securing a loan.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ScoreDC, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site: www.scoredc.org.

Thursday, Sept. 23, How to Get Small-Business Financing With as Little Pain as Possible. Seminar will include what a good loan package contains, the five C's of credit, criteria a lender uses to evaluate a loan and what to avoid.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 23, The Voice of Trendsetters. A discussion focusing on strategic planning and different strategies that are used to judge corporate risk.

5 to 8:30 p.m., Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Women in Technology. Cost: Varies. Contact: 703-683-4003. Event Web site: www.womenintechnology.org.

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