Saturday, Oct. 23, It's a Google World. Learn how Google works as a search tool and as a technology.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Cost: Varies. Contact: 202-357-3030. Event Web site: www.residentassociates.org.

Sunday, Oct. 24, Start Your Own Webmaster Service Business. Learn how to contract with other companies and associations to manage their Web sites.

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. Registration is required. Contact: First Class, 202-797-5102, takeaclass@aol.com. Event Web site: www.takeaclass.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Help for Disadvantaged Businesses. Learn about the federal government's 8a Business Development Program certification process for small, disadvantaged businesses.

10 a.m. to noon, 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Federal Government Contracting. Seminar on how to position a small business for contract awards.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Career Decisions: Steering Your Career in the 21st Century. Seminar for technologists, scientists, business executives and public policy professionals considering a new career direction.

7 to 8:30 p.m., Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Sponsor: Pathfinders. Cost: $25. Registration is required. Contact: Anthony Spadafore, 703-519-8380, anthony@pathfinders.org. Event Web site: www.pathfinders.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, Covering Your Own Assets. Seminar for business owners, officers, directors and other executives on how to separate and protect personal portfolios from business obligations and liabilities.

8 a.m. to noon, Quality Suites Hotel, 3 Research Ct., Rockville. Sponsors: American Express Tax and Business Services, and Wickwire Gavin. Cost: $75. Registration is required. Contact: Tammy Scott, 703-790-8750, tscott@wickwire.com. Event Web site: www.wickwire.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, Jump Start Your Federal Government Sales: Learn About Opportunities Under $100K. Seminar on topics such as government-wide goals and spending patterns, three core Small Business Administration certification programs, small disadvantaged businesses, and 8a business development.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 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.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 20 Routes to the Capital Markets. Seminar on the pros, cons, details and the relative cost of capital sources, including the nature and risk characteristics of the type of investor or lender and how they affect appropriateness and availability of funds.

7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., 17th Floor, Tysons Corner. Sponsor: McLean Group. Cost: $50. Registration is required. Contact: Anne Hagen, 703-827-0200, Ext. 111, ahagen@mcleanllc.com. Event Web site: www.mcleanllc.com/events_schedule.html.

Thursday, Oct. 28, IT Security Roadshow. Educational seminar for Windows information technology professionals on the latest prevention technologies and strategies for enhanced security and information on best practices for securing businesses against security threats.

7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Sponsors: McAfee, Microsoft and Windows IT Pro Group. No charge. Contact: Dave Bernard, 970-663-4700. Event Web site: www.windowsitpro.com/roadshows/security.

Thursday, Oct. 28, Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting for Start-Up Businesses. Learn how to organize and properly manage your business's basic accounting needs.

9 to 11 a.m., D.C. Department of Employment Services Business Resource Center, 64 New York Ave. NE, Training Room 3066. Sponsor: D.C. Small Business Development Center. Cost: $15. Contact: 202-806-1550, trainingdcs@howard.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 28, Break the Rules and Close More Sales. Seminar on why traditional sales techniques have become less effective over time and what to do about it.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Sponsor: Professional Sales Development and the Sandler Sales Institute. Cost: $45; $35 if registered by Tuesday. Registration is required. Contact: 703-421-8935, phojnacki@prosalesdev.com. Event Web site: www.prosalesdev.com.

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