Marketing/Branding Services. This is a consultation and marketing showcase. 10 a.m. The Brand Studio & The Creative Suite, 6002 Arbutus Lane, Clinton, Md. Sponsor: The Marketing Showcase. Web site: .

Startup Grind. This event will help those who are starting a business.
6 to 8:30 p.m. iStrategyLabs, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Sponsor: Startup Grind. Web site: .


Bookkeeping & Taxation for Small Businesses. A CPA will explain setup of accounting records; monthly and quarterly filing and bookkeeping responsibilities; the four most common tax returns for companies; and important areas of corporate accounting. 6 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: $25 online; $30 at door. Web site: .

Small Business 101: Managing Cash Flow. Participants at this event will discuss tools that better enable small-business owners to manage their cash flow, as well as stay compliant with federal labor, safety and tax regulations. 9 to 10 a.m. Halstead, 1028 S Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.


Government Contractors Lunch & Learn. Learn how you can solve your project accounting and project management challenges with a cost-effective Microsoft Dynamics solution. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. RAFFA, 1899 L St., NW, Suite 600. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Cost: Free (lunch will be served). Web site: .

Discover the Big Idea for Your Business. This seminar teaches attendees that instead of advertising your business, products or services, you advertise for the person you want to attract. noon to 2:30 p.m. Best Western Plus Rockville, 1251 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, Md.


Leveraging Microsoft SharePoint. Learn how to use portals through the company intranet. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. RAFFA, 1899 L St., NW, Suite 600. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Cost: Free. Web site: .


Preparing a Winning Federal Proposal. This workshop covers responding to a federal request for proposal. It covers pre-proposal actions, government actions, capture planning, proposal planning/development and proposal review. 9 a.m. to noon, American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: .

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