Wednesday

How to Become an 8(a) Company. This workshop covers 8(a) requirements and how to apply including online application, company experience, organization, and other items. 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: http://washingtondc.score.org.

Thursday

How to Start a Business. This workshop covers legal forms of business organization, marketing on a small budget, business taxes and recordkeeping, insurance, and types and sources of business loans. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: http://washingtondc.score.org.

How to Save Money on Your IT Infrastructure. This seminar teaches ways to decrease IT costs without compromising on technology. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RAFFA 1899 L St., NW, Suite 600. Sponsor: RAFFA Learning Community. Free. Web site: http://learningcommunity.raffa.com.

Friday

Accounting for Government Contractors. This workshop covers requirements for government contractors including direct and indirect costs, allocation of costs between projects, audits, accounting software, allowable costs and other items. 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: http://washingtondc.score.org.

Saturday

Get Ready to Master LinkedIn. This workshop demonstrates how to get connected through the Web site LinkedIn. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. Sponsor: Takoma Park Community Center. Cost: $40 to $70. Web site: http://www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation.

Estate Planning 101. A trusts and estates specialist discusses current estate tax laws, avoiding probate, incapacity planning, and protecting children from divorces, creditors and other predators. 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, Washington D.C., Metro Chapter. Cost: $28 to $38. Web site: www.aaiidcmetro.com.

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