Friday, Oct. 15, IRS Tax Planning for Future Years. Learn small-business tax-saving strategies and the basic tax implications of managing your business.

1 to 3 p.m., Frank Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th St. NW, 2nd-Floor Conference Room. Sponsor: D.C. Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 202-671-2828. Event Web site: www.dcsbdc.com.

Saturday, Oct. 16, Publishing Old and New: One Man's Ventures in Book World. Seminar on a techie's experiences getting published through traditional publishing houses and setting up his own publishing company.

1 to 3 p.m., Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd Floor. Sponsor: Capital PC User Group. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Barbara Conn, 202-452-7428, bconn@cpcug.org. Event Web site: www.cpcug.org/user/entrepreneur/1004meet.html.

Sunday, Oct. 17, Using Intellectual Property to Create Value. Presentation and question-and-answer period about how to properly manage intellectual property to achieve overall business goals in biotech.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant, 1776 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Sponsor: Biotech Management Institute. Cost: $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Contact: Carl Duncan, 301-263-0500, cnd.bmi@verizon.net. Event Web site: www.b-m-i.net.

Monday, Oct. 18, Mechanics of Starting Your Business. Seminar on legal entity registration, securing a checking account and insurance, and specifics on doing business in Fairfax.

6 to 8 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. Registration is required. Contact: Jesse Patton, 703-768-1440. Event Web site: www.cbponline.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, Marketing 101: Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses. Seminar on why a marketing plan is necessary, how to create and assess one, how to improve and expand marketing, and how to market for next to nothing.

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: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, Corporate Procurement. Learn about developing and managing relationships with larger corporations.

2 to 4 p.m., 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Sponsor: D.C. Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 202-889-5090. Event Web site: www.dcsbdc.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, Selling to Virginia: Opportunities for Success. Seminar for women and minority business owners or owners of small businesses on opportunities to sell goods and services to Virginia and local governments.

7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., George Mason University, Johnson Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Sponsors: Virginia Small Business Development Center Network and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. Cost: $20. Registration is required. Contact: Ruth Cope, 703-279-3328, rcope2@gmu.edu. Event Web site: www.virginiasbdc.org/conferences.asp.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, Funding Bio and Information Technology Companies. Topics include investor requirements, partnering, costs, pitfalls and considerations.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Arlington County Department of Economic Development, 1100 Glebe Rd., Suite 1500, Arlington. Sponsors: National Capital Cos. and Capital Strategy Group. Cost: No charge for members; $25 for nonmembers. Contact: 202-220-1402, mandelle@bioitcoalition.org. Event Web site: www.bioitcoalition.org/events.htm.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 25 Hot Businesses to Start for Under $1,000. Seminar on start-up requirements, how to find market niche, and action plans.

2 to 5 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: First Class, 202-797-5102, takeaclass@aol.com. Event Web site: www.takeaclass.org.

Thursday, Oct. 21, Greater Reston Chamber Annual Teaming Fair. Get a piece of the multibillion-dollar federal contracting market.

7:30 to 10 a.m., ASCE Bechtel Conference Center, 1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Reston. Sponsor: Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Contact: Andrew Sterling, asterling@restonchamber.org. Event Web site: www.restonchamber.org.

Thursday, Oct. 21, Telecom Fights Back: Round Two. Gabe Battista, Talk America's executive chairman, will discuss his 35-year career in the telecom industry.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., 17th Floor, Tysons Corner. Sponsors: TelecomHub and Tekelec. Cost: Varies. Contact: telecomhub@yahoo.com. Event Web site: www.telecomhub.org.

Thursday, Oct. 21, Best of the Best Conference Presentations. Recap of national presentations on reducing information technology costs, selecting tools and creating world-class services organizations.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hewlett-Packard, 3141 Fairview Park Dr., Suite 300, Falls Church. Sponsor: National Capital Area Local Interest Group of the IT Services Management Forum. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Kirk Holmes, 301-998-6108, kirk.holmes@holmesandassociatesinc.com. Event Web site: www.itsmfusa.org.

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