Friday, Oct. 8, Drive Customers to Your Web Site. Workshop on how small businesses can get better exposure for their Web sites from online search engines.

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.

Friday, Oct. 8, Small Business Taxes. Class on the basic types of business organizations, tax returns, record-keeping requirements, financial statements and accounting methods.

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. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

Monday, Oct. 11, Business Planning for the Entrepreneur. Class on why a business plan is necessary and how to write one.

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. Cost: $35. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, Buying and Selling Government Contracting Companies. Discussion of issues confronting executives when merging, acquiring or selling government-contracting companies.

8 to 10 a.m., Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Kelley Drye & Warren. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Andrea Essex, 703-918-2329, aessex@kelleydrye.com. Event Web site: www.kelleydrye.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, Competing for Federal Research Contracts. 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, A-Level, 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, Oct. 14, Communications for a Cause: How New Media Changes Your Messaging. Conference on the power of technology to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit communications.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Sponsors: N-Ten, Beaconfire Consulting, Community IT Innovators, and NPower Greater DC Region. Cost: $100 for members; $150 for nonmembers. Contact: 415-397-9000, holly@nten.org. Event Web site: www.nten.org/conferences-dc.

Thursday, Oct. 14, Financing Your Small Business. Learn where the money is and how to get it.

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. Cost: $35. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

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